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Kaduna
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QUICK FACTS
*Population: 6,113,503 (2006 census) 8,252,366 (2016 forecast) - 3rd of 37
*Percentage of Nigeria's total population: 4.35%
*Population density: 132
*Landmass: 46,052 sq km (17,781 sq mi) - 6th of 37
*Internally Generated Revenue: N50, 768,523,407.34 (2020)
**State capital: Kaduna City
**Local Government Areas: 23
**Current Governor: Nasir El-Rufai (All Progressive Congress)
*National Bureau of Statistics
**Kaduna State Government

INTRODUCTION

Kaduna State is one of the seven states that make up the North-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It has interstate boundaries with Niger State to the West, Zamfara, Katsina and Kano states to the North, Bauchi and Plateau States to the East and FCT Abuja and Nasarawa State to the South. The state capital is Kaduna.

LANDMASS, LOCATION AND POPULATION

Kaduna State lies at latitude 10°20′ North and longitude 7°45′ East and covers an area of 46,052 square kilometres. It has a population of 6,113,503 (2006 census) 8,252,366 (2016 forecast) and a population density of 132. The state accounts for 4.3% of Nigeria's total population.

HISTORY AND PEOPLE