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    Katsina is a Local Government Area and the capital city of Katsina State in North West Nigeria.


    Gobarau Minaret

    In 2019, Katsina's estimated population was 453,000. The main ethnic groups are Hausa and Fulani.

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    Map of Katsina

    Katsina is 175 km (109 mi) north-west of Kano on Highway A9 (Kano-Kankia-Katsina Road), close to the border with Niger. It is about 260 km east of the city of Sokoto.

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    • 1 Marusa Gate (Ƙofar Marusa), Abdullahi Sarki Muktar Road. Marusa Gate was built around the 15th century. It was built during the construction of the other walls of Katsina State, and derives its name from the Habe King of Dutsi, Marusa Usman.
    • 2 Gobarau, Tsohowar Kasuwa Rd. One of the largest buildings in West Africa, it may have been built as early as 1400 or as late as the 18th century. It had a major reconstruction in the early 20th century. It was built as the central mosque of the city, and wax later used as a school and an institution of higher education. It has a 15-m-tall minaret. Gobarau Minaret (Q5575409) on Wikidata Gobarau Minaret on Wikipedia
    • Katsina City Gate. Katsina city gate is a tourist attraction because of the wall that surrounds it with its seven different gates. The wall was built about 900 years ago during the reign of King Murabus. Emir's Palace, Daura.


    • 1 Muhammadu Dikko Stadium (formerly Karkanda Stadium). Muhammadu Dikko Stadium is an all-seater association football and athletics stadium. It is home to the football club Katsina United. There is also a gymnasium and fitness club in the stadium. Muhammadu Dikko Stadium (Q16632786) on Wikidata Muhammadu Dikko Stadium on Wikipedia




    • 1 Dubai Restaurant, Kofar Yandaka Round about, opposite National Population Commission, Katsina 820101, Katsina.
    • 2 Paramount restaurant, IBB Way, Katsina.
    • 3 Baraka Mai Zogale, Kofar Kaura, Katsina.
    • Akawu Cafe and Restaurant, Kiddies Round About, Kofar Kaura New Layout, +234 803 589 0865.
    • Katsina City Restaurant, 115, IBB Way, Kofar Kaura, +234 806 354 1075, +234 803 357 9057. Daily 7AM-11PM. Katsina City Restaurant provides foods services on local cuisines
    • Magama Restaurant, 10, Yahaya Madaki Way, +234 806 252 6506, . 8AM-11PM.
    • Sallys Cuisine, Yahaya Madaki Way, +234 803 677 2882. Sallys Cuisine provides excellent food and drink services on different kinds of local and continental cuisines.
    • Orange Conte' Eatery, Tafawa Balewa Way, Beside Ulul-Albab, Dutsin-Ma Road, +234 803 950 4868. Orange Conte' Eatery is an exclusive eatery spot that specialized in every kind of food recipe, special dishes, fast food and classy beverages.
    • Bake Shop and Kitchen, 2 Mani Road, +234 803 221 3743. Bake Shop and Kitchen offers mouth watering dishes including drink service and baked products.
    • Rasmat Fast Food & Restaurant, Kwado New Express Way, +234 706 224 3976. RASMAT Fast Food & Restaurant provides services in indoor and outdoor catering, Continental and Africa dishes



    The state has a strict Islamic law, or Sharia, which prohibits the sale and consumption of alcohol. There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as for non-Muslims and for medical purposes. However, it is generally not advisable to consume alcohol in Katsina, as you could face legal repercussions. These are just a few of the many drinks that are popular in Katsina. With its diverse population, the state has a wide variety of drinks to offer visitors and residents alike.

    • Fura da nono. Fura da Nono is a traditional drink made from millet and fermented cow's milk. It is often consumed during festive occasions and can be found in local markets or from Fulani herdsmen who sell it in Katsina. fura (Q25203618) on Wikidata Fura (food) on Wikipedia
    • Zobe. Zobo is a popular Nigerian drink made from hibiscus petals. It is typically prepared with spices like ginger and cloves, giving it a tangy and refreshing taste. Look out for street vendors or local restaurants serving zobo in Katsina.
    • Kunun tsamiya. Kunun Tsamiya is a traditional Hausa drink made from millet and tamarind. It is a popular drink in Katsina and throughout Nigeria. It is a non-alcoholic drink and is therefore allowed in Katsina. It is a healthy and refreshing drink that is often served cold. Kunun Tsamiya is a good source of vitamins and minerals, and it is also said to have some health benefits, such as helping to improve digestion and boost the immune system. Kunu (Q6445113) on Wikidata Kunu on Wikipedia


    • Katsina Sahara Suites, 36A Hassan Usman Road, +234 905 962 3400.
    • Daula International Hotel, 166 IBB Way. International hotel.
    • Liyafa Palace Hotel. Good hotel.
    • Albustan Hotel, A9, 820101, +234 815 654 7957. Free parking lot, free breakfast, free WiFi, restaurant, full service laundry, smoking-free property. 7,000.
    • Jamvaly Hotel & Resorts (Jamvaly Hotel), M. T. Usman Road, 820211, +234 813 111 1809. Free parking lot, free breakfast, bar, room service, smoke-free property, full-service laundry. 19,000.



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