Kaduna State Local Government Areas and Towns (Full List)

Kaduna state is the 3rd most populous state in Nigeria, it is located in the northwest zone of Nigeria. It’s capital is Kaduna, it’s also ranked 4th by land mass.
Kaduna state capital was the former capital city of the British protectorate of Northern Nigeria region (1923–1966) after Zungeru (1903–1923) and Lokoja (1897–1903).

It’s nicknamed the center of learning as it houses most of the notable schools in Nigeria such as the Nigeria military school, Nigeria college of aviation technology, school of water resource, Air Force institute of technology and a whole lot of others, it also houses two universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, private and government school.

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LGAs In Kaduna State

Kaduna state comprises of 23 local government areas namely:


Zaria is considered to be the most popular local government area in Nigeria. It is also a major town in Nigeria, it has a population of 408,198 as of 2006.

Birnin Gwari

Birnin Gwari is one of the most biggest and populous local government in Kaduna state with its headquarter in the town of Birnin Gwari. It has an area of 6,185 km² and a population of 252,363 at the 2006 census.

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Chikun local government is located in Southern Kaduna with its headquarter in Kujama, It has an area of 4,466 km², and had a population of 372,272 at the 2006 census.


The headquarter of Giwa LGA is located in Giwa, the state was created by General Ibrahim Badamasi. It has an area of 2,066 km² and a population of 286,427 at the 2006 census.


Igabi local government was founded by a Quranic scholar who settled in Rigachuku, it’s headquarter is located in Turunku.


Ikara is a local government area located in the northern Nigeria. It’s dominated by the Fulanis and Hausas.


Jaba local government area is located in the Southern part of Kaduna, it dominated by the Nom people of Kaduna state. Its headquarter is located in Kwain, it has a total population of 155,973 recorded in 2006 census.

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Jema’a is located in Southern Kaduna, with its headquarter in Kafachan. It has an area of 1,384 km 2 and a population of 278,202 at the 2006 census.


Kachia is a local government area located in Southern Kaduna. It shares its boundaries with Zangon Kataf, Kajuru, Kargako, Jaba and Chikun local government. It has an area of 4,570 km² and a population of 252,568 in the 2006 census.

Kaduna North

Kaduna North is nicknamed the pioneer local government, it has its headquarter in Doka with an area of 70.2km. It has a population of 364,575 as of 2006.

Kaduna South

Kaduna South is located in Southern kaduna just like the name implies, it has an area of 46.2km and a population of 402,731.

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Other local government area in kaduna state includes:

  • Kagarko
  • Kajuru
  • Kauru
  • Kaura
  • Kudan
  • Lere
  • Makarfi
  • Sabon Gari
  • Sanga
  • Soba
  • Zangon Kataf

Those are the local government areas in Kaduna State

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