Kaura Namoda

Kaura Namoda
LGA and town
Kaura Namoda is located in Nigeria
Kaura Namoda
Kaura Namoda
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°36′0″N 6°35′23″E / 12.60000°N 6.58972°E / 12.60000; 6.58972Coordinates: 12°36′0″N 6°35′23″E / 12.60000°N 6.58972°E / 12.60000; 6.58972
Country  Nigeria
State Zamfara State
 • Emir Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha
 • Total 868 km2 (335 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total 281,367
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 code NG.ZA.KN

Kaura Namoda is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Kaura-Namoda, home to the Federal Polytechnic, Kaura-Namoda.[1] It has an area of 868 km2 and a population of 281,367 at the 2006 census.

Historical Origin

Kaura Namoda was founded in 1807 by Muhammadu Namoda who was a prince of Alibawa ruling family of Zurmi and an 18th century military genius.

Postal code

The postal code of the area is 882.[2]


It is served by a station at the terminus of a branch line of the western line of the national railway network. In 2014, this line is proposed to be rehabilitated and extended to Niamey in Niger.

See also


  1. ^ "Welcome". Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda. Retrieved 2010-03-21.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.