|État de Katsina|
Location of Katsina State in Nigeria
|Date created||23 September 1987|
| • Governor |
|Aminu Bello Masari (APC)|
|• Deputy Governor||Mannir Yakubu|
|• Total||24,192 km2 (9,341 sq mi)|
|Area rank||17th of 36|
|• Rank||5th of 36|
|• Total||$6.02 billion|
|• Per capita||$1,017|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (WAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||NG-KT|
|HDI (2016)||0.303 · 35th of 36|
Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina, and its Governor is Aminu Bello Masari, a member of the All Progressives Congress. Katsina State was carved out of old Kaduna State in 1987.
The Hausa people (sometimes grouped with the Fulani as Hausa-Fulani) are the largest ethnic group.
The state is predominantly Muslim, and Gobarau Minaret is an important building. Sharia is valid in the entire state. The Church of Nigeria has a Diocese of Katsina.The Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Roman Catholic Church are fairly present in the state.
Katsina State consists of thirty-four (34) Local Government Areas. They are:
Katsina State is a centre of both formal and informal education. Currently it has Federal College of Education, Katsina; Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina; Federal University of Agriculture, Dutsin-Ma; Katsina State University, which was renamed after the late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua University; AlQalam University Katsina; Yusufu Bala Usman College of Legal, and General Studies, Daura and the School of Basic and Remedial Studies, Funtua (SBRS/ABU Funtua) and Isa Kaita College of Education Dutsin-Ma, located at Dutsin-ma town.