Zamfara State was carved out of Sokoto State on October 1, 1996 by the then regime of General Sani Abacha. It’s capital is Gusau.
Situated in the North Western flank of Nigeria, Zamfara State occupies 39,762 square kilometres. Zamfara State shares borders with Sokoto State and Niger Republic to the north, Katsina State to the east and Kaduna, Niger and Kebbi States to the south.
It’s major towns are Kaura-Namoda, Anka, Talata-Marafa, Zugu. The state was the first in Nigeria to introduce the Sharia law.
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Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari Executive Governor
Motivation: Farming is our pride Created: 1 October 1996 Capital: Gusau Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks: Kwiambana games reserve
Other tourist attractions: Bakolori dam, Kiyawa city walls, Kotorkoshi hills, Kalele hippopotamus pools, Birnin Gwari settlement, Kanoma hills