List of Local Governments in Jigawa State

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Jigawa is a state located in north-western Nigeria. Its capital is Dutse city. This article covers the local government areas located in Jigawa state.

List of Local Governments in Jigawa State

List of Local Governments in Jigawa State

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Auyo

Its headquarters are in the town of Auyo. According to the 2006 census, Auyo has a population of 132,001. The Auyokawa language which is now extinct used to be spoken in Auyo.

Babura

Babura is located in the northern part of Jigawa State. Its headquarters are in the town of Babura.

Biriniwa

Its headquarters are in the town of Biriniwa. According to the 2006 census, Biriniwa has a population of 142,329.

Birnin Kudu

Birnin Kudu is both a town and Local Government Area located in the southern part of Jigawa State. Birnin Kudu is an ancient town that is renowned for its rocks and drawings. The town was a Native Authority headquarters during the colonial period. Birnin Kudu town is the capital of Birnin Kudu Local Government Area.

Buji

Its headquarters are in the town of Gantsa. According to the 2006 census, Buji has a population of 97,371.

Dutse

Dutse is the capital of Jigawa State. The city was established in November 2011. As of 2009, Dutse is reported to have an estimated population of 153,000. Dutse is currently the largest city in Jigawa State. The major occupation in Dutse is farming.

Gagarawa

Gagarawa is located north of Jigawa State. Its headquarters are in the town of Gagarawa. According to the 2006 census, Gagarawa LGA has a population of 80,394.

Garki

The headquarters of Garki are in the town of Garki. It is also called Garkin Dirani. According to the 2006 census, Garki has a population of 152,233. Garki was the site of the multidisciplinary study performed by the World Health Organization called Garki Project which tested the effectiveness of malaria intervention techniques from 1969 to 1976.

Gumel

Gumel is both a city and a traditional emirate in Jigawa State. As of 2007, the estimated population of Gumel was 44,158. Gumel is a major economic center with the sales of agricultural produce that goes on here.

Guri

The headquarters of Guri is in the town of Guri. According to the 2006 census, Guri has a population of 115,018. The postal code of the area is 731. The most common language in Guri is the Bade language.

Gwaram

Gwaram has its headquarters in the town of Gwaram. According to the 2006 census, Gwaram has a population of 272,582. The postal code of the area is 721

Gwiwa

Gwiwa has its headquarters in the town of Gwiwa, reminiscent of the ancient Kagara settlement which was in existence around 1757c. A number of legendary wells surround the old site of Kagara which is just some kilometers away from the present-day Gwiwa town. Generally, the area is arable and fertile.

Hadejia

Hadeja LGA used to be known as Biram. It is a predominantly Hausa town located in the eastern part of Jigawa State. The major occupation of the inhabitants of Hadeja is crop farming, animal rearing, trading, fishing, and jobs in the civil service.

Jahun

The headquarters of Jahun are in the town of Jahun. According to the 2006 census, Jahun has a population of 229,094.

Kafin Hausa

Its headquarters are in the town of Kafin Hausa. According to the 2006 census, Kafin Hausa has a population of 271,058 people. The Shirawa language and Teshenawa language are now extinct but used to be languages spoken in Kafin Hausa

Kaugama

Kaugama is a Local Government Area in the northern part of Jigawa state. Its headquarters are in the town of Kaugama. According to the 2006 census, Kaugama has a population of 127,956 people. The postal code of the area is 730

Kazaure

Kazaure is both an emirate and local government area in Jigawa State. Its headquarters is in the ancient city of Kazaure.

Kiri Kasama

Kiri Kasama has its headquarters in the town of Kiri Kasama. According to the census of 2006, the LGA has a population of 191,523. The 1994 Nigeria Airways Flight 9805 crash occurred near Kiri Kasama LGA.

Kiyawa

Kiyawa is both a town and Local Government Area in Jigawa State.

Maigatari

Maigatari is a Local Government Area located in the northern part of Jigawa State. It shares borders with the Republic of Niger. Its headquarters are in the town of Maigatari. According to the 2006 census, the LGA has a population of 179,715.

Malam Madori

Malam Madori is a town and Local Government Area located in the northern part of Jigawa State. According to the 2006 census, it has a population of 164,791 people. Major occupation in Malam Madori is farming.

Miga

Miga has its headquarters in the town of Miga. According to the census of 2006, Miga has a population of 128,424. The postal code of the area is 720

Ringim

Ringim has its headquarters in the town of Ringim. According to the 2006 census, the LGA has a population of 192,024 people. Ringim emirate was created in November 1991 when Jigawa state was carved out from Kano state by General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. The area has a very arable land in both wet and dry seasons.

Roni

Roni has its headquarters in the town of Roni. According to the population census of 2006, Roni has a population of 77,819.

Sule Tankarkar

Sule Tankarkar is a Local Government Area located in the northern part of Jigawa State. The LGA shares borders with the Republic of Niger. Its headquarters is in the town of Sule Tankarkar. According to the 2006 census, Sule Tankarkar has a population of 130,849.

Taura

Taura is a Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Taura. According to the 2006 census, Taura has a population of 131,757 people. The postal code of the area is 733

Yankwashi

Yankwashi is another local government area in Jigawa State. It has its headquarters at Karkarna. According to the 2006 Nigerian census, Yankwashi LGA has a population of 95,759 people. The postal code of the area is 705102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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