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LGA and town
Nickname(s): dutse shema.
Dutsin-Ma is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°27′18″N 7°29′29″E / 12.45500°N 7.49139°E / 12.45500; 7.49139Coordinates: 12°27′18″N 7°29′29″E / 12.45500°N 7.49139°E / 12.45500; 7.49139
Country  Nigeria
State Katsina State
Established 1976 [1]
 • Chairman Alhaji lawal bature
 • Total 527 km2 (203 sq mi)
Elevation 605 m (1,985 ft)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 169,671
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 821
ISO 3166 code NG.KT.DT

Dutsin-Ma is a Local Government Area (LGA) in Katsina State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Dutsin Ma. The Zobe Dam lies to the south of the town of Dutsin Ma.[1]

The LGA has an area of 527 km² and a population of 169,671 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 821.[2]


Dutsin-ma became a Local Government in 1976.The chairman is the official Head of Local government. The inhabitants of the Local Government are predominantly Hausa and Fulani by tribe. Their main occupation is farming and Animal rearing.[3]

Furthermore, On vehicle license plates, Dutsin-Ma is abbreviated as DTM.[4]


  1. ^ Isah Idris (2009-11-25). "Combating water scarcity in Katsina". Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Katsina State- with History of Dustin-ma". Dustin-Ma LGA. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "NGR - Nigeria - Where's That Vehicle Come From?". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 

Dutsin-Ma now host the first federal university in the state