geographical name \ˈkät-sē-nä\

Definition of KATSINA

city N Nigeria of old Hausa kingdom of Katsina pop 182,400


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2006: local government area, 318,459), northern Nigeria. It was probably founded about 1100 and was the capital of the kingdom of Katsina, one of the earliest Hausa states, and an ancient centre of learning. The city's Fulani emirs retain traditional and advisory roles. It is a market for local agricultural products as well as a centre for traditional crafts and industry.


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