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Zaria

Administration
Full nameZaria
Official nameZaria
Settlement typeLGA and city
CountryNigeria
StateKaduna State
Geography
Total Area115.8 sq mi (300 km2)
Demography
Total Population408198 (2006 Census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneWAT (UTC+01:00)

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Zaria is a major city in Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria, as well as being a Local Government Area. Formerly known as Zazzau, it was one of the original seven Hausa city-states. The 2006 Census population was 408,198. The current Emir of Zazzau (Sarkin Zazau in Hausa language) is Shehu Idris.


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