Local government Areas in Zamfara State

Zamfara state was created in 1996 and is located in northwest Nigerian. It has its capital in Gusau and covers an area of 39,762km². Zamfara state has Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari as its governor and is made up of several LGAs.

Below are of the Local Government Areas in Zamfara state.

1. Anka Local Government Area

History of Anka Local Government Area

Anka Local Government Area in Zamfara state has its headquarters in Anka town. It is an average sized Local Government Area and has a landmass of 2,746km². Anka Local Government Area has 890 as its postal code and had a population of 142,280 in 2006.

Location of Anka Local Government Area

Anka is located at the western axis of Zamfara state. It is bordered by Maru Local Government Area.

Chairman of Anka Local Government Area:

Hon Mustapha Mohammed Anka

Wards in Anka Local Government Area

Zamfara Anka Bagega 1
Zamfara Anka Barayar-Zaki 2
Zamfara Anka Dan Galadima 3
Zamfara Anka Galadima 4
Zamfara Anka Magaji 5
Zamfara Anka Matseri 6
Zamfara Anka Sabon Birini 7
Zamfara Anka Waramu 8
Zamfara Anka Wuya 9
Zamfara Anka Yar’sabaya 10

2. Bakura Local Government Area

History of Bakura Local Government Area

Bakura Local Government Area in Zamfara state has its headquarters in Bakura town. It has an area of 1,366km² and also had a population of 186, 905 in the 2006 census.

Location of Bakura Local Government Area

Bakura Local Government Area is located in northwest Zamfara state. It is bounded by Maradun Local Government Area and Talana Mafara Local Government Area and Anka Local Government Area.

Chairman of Bakura Local Government Area:

Alhaji Dandare Dan-Dakko

Wards in Bakura Local Government Area

Zamfara Bakura Bakura 1
Zamfara Bakura Birnin Tudu 2
Zamfara Bakura Dakko 7
Zamfara Bakura Damri 3
Zamfara Bakura Dan Manau 5
Zamfara Bakura Dankadu 4
Zamfara Bakura Nasarawa 8
Zamfara Bakura Rini 9
Zamfara Bakura Yar Geda 10
Zamfara Bakura Yar Kufoji 6

3. Birnin Magaji Local Government Area

History of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area

Birnin Magaji Local Government Area in Zamfara has a landmass of 1,188km². It also has its administrative headquarters in Birnin Magaji town and had a population of 178,619km².

Location of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the eastern axis of Zamfara state. It is bordered by Gusau, Zurmi and Kaura Namoda Local Government Areas.

Wards in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area

Zamfara Birnin Magaji Birnin Magaji 1
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Danfami Sabon Birini 2
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Gora 3
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Gusami Gari 4
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Gusami Hayi 5
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Kiyawa 6
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Modomawa East 7
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Modomawa West 8
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Nasarawa Godal East 9
Zamfara Birnin Magaji Nasarawa Godal West 10

4. Bukkuyum Local Government Area

History of Bukkuyum Local Government Area

Bukkuyum is both a town and Local Government Area in Zamfara state. Its headquarters is Bukkuyum and it occupies the northwest axis of the area. Bukkuyum Local Government Area has a landmass of 3,214km² and has 891 as its postal code.

Location of Bukkuyum Local Government Area

Bukkuyum is located in the western axis of Zamfara state. It is bounded by Anka and Gummi Local Government Areas.

Wards in Bukkuyum Local Government Area

Zamfara Bukkuyum Adabka 1
Zamfara Bukkuyum Bukkuyum 2
Zamfara Bukkuyum Gwashi 3
Zamfara Bukkuyum Kyaram 4
Zamfara Bukkuyum Masama 5
Zamfara Bukkuyum Nasarawa 6
Zamfara Bukkuyum Ruwan Jema 7
Zamfara Bukkuyum Yashi 8
Zamfara Bukkuyum Zarummai 9
Zamfara Bukkuyum Zauma 10

5. Bungudu Local Government Area

History of Bungudu Local Government Area

Bungudu is a large Local Government Area in Zamfara state. It has a landmass of 2,293km² and has its headquarters in Bungudu town.

Location of Bungudu Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located at the middle of Zamfara state. It is bounded by Gusau, Maru and Maradun Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Bungudu Local Government Area:

Alhaji Abdulaziz Ahmad

Wards in Bungudu Local Government Area

Zamfara Bungudu Bingi North 1
Zamfara Bungudu Bingi South 2
Zamfara Bungudu Bungudu 3
Zamfara Bungudu Furfuri/Kwai-Kwai 4
Zamfara Bungudu Gada / Karakkai 5
Zamfara Bungudu Kwatarkwashi 7
Zamfara Bungudu Nahuce 6
Zamfara Bungudu Rawayya/ Bela 8
Zamfara Bungudu Samawa 9
Zamfara Bungudu Sankalawa 10
Zamfara Bungudu Tofa 11

6. Gummi Local Government Area

History of Gummi Local Government Area

Gummi Local Government Area was created from Sokoto state. It is occupied by Hausa and Fulani Muslims and has its headquarters in Gummi town. Gummi Local Government Area has an area of 2,610km² and a population of 204,539 in 2006.

Location of Gummi Local Government Area

Gummi Local Government Area occupies the western axis of Zamfara state. It is bounded by Bukkuntum Local Government Area.

Wards in Gummi Local Government Area

Zamfara Gummi Bardoki 1
Zamfara Gummi Birnin Magaji 2
Zamfara Gummi Birnin Tudu 3
Zamfara Gummi Falale 4
Zamfara Gummi Felfeldu / Gamo 5
Zamfara Gummi Gayari 6
Zamfara Gummi Gyalange 7
Zamfara Gummi Illelar Awal 8
Zamfara Gummi Magajin Gari 9
Zamfara Gummi Shiyar Rafi 10
Zamfara Gummi Ubandawaki 11

8. Gusau Local Government Area

History of Gusau Local Government Area

Gusau is an LGA as well as the capital of Zamfara state. It is the most developed Local Government Area in Zamfara and has an area of 3,364km². Gusau Local Government Area had a population of 383,164 in 2006 and is majorly occupied by Muslims.

Location of Gusau Local Government Area

Gusau Local Government Area is bounded by Birnin Magaji, Bungudu and Maru Local Government Areas. It is located in southeast Zamfara state.

Wards in Gusau Local Government Area

Zamfara Gusau Galadima 1
Zamfara Gusau Mada 3
Zamfara Gusau Madawaki 2
Zamfara Gusau Magami 4
Zamfara Gusau Mayana 5
Zamfara Gusau Rijiya 6
Zamfara Gusau Ruwan Bore 7
Zamfara Gusau Sabon Gari 8
Zamfara Gusau Tudun Wada 9
Zamfara Gusau Wanke 10
Zamfara Gusau Wonaka 11

10. Kaura Local Government Area

History of Kaura Local Government Area

Kaura Namoda is the host Local Government Area of the Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda. It is a relatively small Local Government Area and has a landmass of868km². Kaura Namoda Local Government Area has its headquarters in Kaura Namoda town and had a population of 281,367 in the 2006 census.

Location of Kaura Namoda Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in northeastern Zamfara state. It is bordered by Birnin Magaji in the east, Bungudu in the south, Marandun in the west and Kurmi in the north.

Chairman of Kaura Namoda Local Government Area:

Lawal M. Liman

Wards in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area

Zamfara Kaura Namoda Banga 1
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Dan – Isa 2
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Gabake 3
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Galadima Dan Galadima 4
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Kagara 5
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Kungurki 6
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Kurya Madaro 7
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Kyam Barawa 8
Zamfara Kaura Namoda S/Baura/S/Mafara 10
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Sakajiki 9
Zamfara Kaura Namoda Yankaba 11

11. Maradun Local Government Area

History of Maradun Local Government Area

Maradun Local Government Area has landmass of 2,728km². The headquarters of Maradun Local Government Area is located in Maradun town which occupies the southern end of this Local Government Area.

Location of Maradun Local Government Area

Maradun Local Government Area occupies the northern axis of Zamfara state. It is bounded by Kaura Namoda and Bakura Local Government Areas.

Wards in Maradun Local Government Area

Zamfara Maradun Birnin Kaya / Dosara 1
Zamfara Maradun Damaga / Damagiwa 2
Zamfara Maradun Faru / Magami 3
Zamfara Maradun Gidan Goga 5
Zamfara Maradun Gora 4
Zamfara Maradun Janbako 6
Zamfara Maradun Kaya 7
Zamfara Maradun Maradun North 8
Zamfara Maradun Maradun South 9
Zamfara Maradun Tsibiri 10

12. Maru Local Government Area

History of Maru Local Government Area

Maru Local Government Area is the largest Local Government Area in Zamfara state. It has a landmass of 6,654km². Maru Local Government Area has its headquarters in Maru town and had a population of 291,900 in 2006.

Location of Maru Local Government Area

Maru occupies the southern end of Zamfara state. It is bounded by Gusau, Bungudu and Anka Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Maru Local Government Area:

Alhaji Salisu Isa Dangulbi

Wards in Maru Local Government Area

Zamfara Maru Bindin 1
Zamfara Maru Bingi 2
Zamfara Maru Dan Gulbi 3
Zamfara Maru Dan Kurmi 4
Zamfara Maru Dan Sadau 5
Zamfara Maru Kanoma 6
Zamfara Maru Kuyan Bana 7
Zamfara Maru Maru 8
Zamfara Maru Mayanchi 9
Zamfara Maru Ruwan Dorawa 10

13. Shinkafi Local Government Area

History of Shinkafi Local Government Area

Shinkafi is a small Local Government Area in Zamfara that is occupied by Fulanis and Hausas. It has an area of 674km² and had a population of 135,649 in the 2006 census.

Location of Shinkafi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located at the northern edge of Zamfara state. It is bordered by Marandu and Armi Local Government Areas.

Wards in Shinkafi Local Government Area

Zamfara Shinkafi Badarawa 1
Zamfara Shinkafi Chiki 2
Zamfara Shinkafi Galadi 3
Zamfara Shinkafi Jangeru 4
Zamfara Shinkafi Katuru 5
Zamfara Shinkafi Kurya 7
Zamfara Shinkafi Kware 6
Zamfara Shinkafi Shanawa 10
Zamfara Shinkafi Shinkafi North 8
Zamfara Shinkafi Shinkafi South 9

14. Talata Mafara Local Government Area

History of Talata Mafara Local Government Area

Talata Mafara Local Government Area in Zamfara covers an area of 1,430km². It has its headquarters in Talata Mafara town and had a population of 215,178 in the 2006 census.

Location of Talata Mafara Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Bakura, Maradu, Anka, and Maru Local Government Areas.

Wards in Talata Mafara Local Government Area

Zamfara Talata Mafara Garbadu 1
Zamfara Talata Mafara Gwaram 2
Zamfara Talata Mafara Jangebe 3
Zamfara Talata Mafara Kagara 4
Zamfara Talata Mafara Morai 5
Zamfara Talata Mafara Ruwan Bore 6
Zamfara Talata Mafara Ruwan Gizo 7
Zamfara Talata Mafara Sauna R/ Gora 8
Zamfara Talata Mafara Shiyar Galadima 9
Zamfara Talata Mafara Shiyar Kayaye/Matusgi 10
Zamfara Talata Mafara Take Tsaba/Makera 11

15. Zurmi Local Government Area

History of Zurmi Local Government Area

Zurmi Local Government Area in Zamfara state has its headquarters in Zurmi town. It covers an area of 2,834km and had a population of 293,837 in 2006.

Location of Zurmi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the northeast axis of Zamfara state.

Wards in Zurmi Local Government Area

Zamfara Zurmi Boko 1
Zamfara Zurmi Dauran / Birnin-Tsaba 2
Zamfara Zurmi Dole 3
Zamfara Zurmi Galadima/Yanruwa 4
Zamfara Zurmi Kanwa 5
Zamfara Zurmi Kuturu/Mayasa 8
Zamfara Zurmi Kwashbawa 6
Zamfara Zurmi Mashem 7
Zamfara Zurmi Rukudawa 9

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