Year of Creation
August 27, 1991
Size of State
22,605 sq km
Other Major Town(s)
Kazure, Birnin, Kudu and Maitagari
Major Ethnic Group(s)
Hausa, Fulani, and Kanuri
Bade, Hausa, Kanuri and Warji
Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October)
- Jigawa is situated in the north-western part of the country.
- The state borders Kano and Katsina to the west, Bauchi to the east and Yobe to the northeast. To the north, Jigawa shares an international border with Zinder Region in The Republic of Niger.
- Natural Resources: White Quartz, Potash, Iron-Ore, Silica
Birnin Kudu Rock Paintings
The town of Birnin Kudu lays in the southern part of Jigawa State, is known for its rock formations and one of the oldest rock paintings in Nigeria. Each of these paintings is very different and provides detailed information on the styles of the early settlers in the area.
- The Wawan Rafi Lake
- The Magatari Tourist Camp
- The age-old Dyina pits at Ringim, Hadejia
- Hadejia/Ngum Wetlands and Bird Sanctuary