Katsina is one of the seven states that form Nigeria's North-West geopolitical zone. It is bordered by Jigawa and Kano States to the East; Kaduna to the South and Zamfara to the West. It shares an international border with the Republic of Niger to the North. The city of Katsina is its capital.
LANDMASS, LOCATION, AND POPULATION
Katsina State covers an area of 24,193 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 12°59′ North and longitude 7°36′ East. Its population is 5,801,584 (2006 census) 7,831,319 (2016 forecast) and it accounts for 4.1% of Nigeria's total population.
HISTORY AND PEOPLE