is made up of two emirates which feature
prominently in the establishment of the seven Hausa Kingdoms.
lineage between Bayajida and Daurama produced the founders of Daura,
Katsina, Zaria, Kano, Rano Gobir and Biram. The legendary Kusugu well
where the snake called Sarki was slain is
one of the tourist attractions of Daura.
Katsina was founded by Kumayo and before
the Fulani conquest had been an important seat of learning and a
commercial centre of the trans-Saharan Trade. It provided one of the
earliest education centres of the north.
The state government in its bid to provide
effective and comprehensive health care
services for all and sundry expanded and upgraded all existing health
centres. Rural health centres in Bakori and Faskari have been
converted into General Hospitals. The Government also constructed the
Katsina Specialist Hospital in its-effort to provide special health
care services. There is a children's hospital located at Malumfashi.
consists largely of scrub vegetation
with some wooded savanna in the south.
There are 34 local government areas in the
state namely as shown on the left hand side.
The indigenes are Hausa and Fulani with pockets of other ethnic groups
such as the Ibos and Yorubas.