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Danbatta (or Dambatta or Dambarta) is a Local Government Area in Kano State, Nigeria. It is located about 49 miles north of Kano city at the Nnrthern border of Kano state with Jigawa state. It has headquarters at Danbatta town, located on the A2 highway.



LGA and town
Garin Jayau
Batta ka dawo
Danbatta is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°25′59″N 8°30′55″E / 12.43306°N 8.51528°E / 12.43306; 8.51528Coordinates: 12°25′59″N 8°30′55″E / 12.43306°N 8.51528°E / 12.43306; 8.51528
Country Nigeria
StateKano State
Honorable Chairman1979
 • TypeMulti-party democracy
 • Honourable Chairman.Idris Haruna Zago
 • Total732 km2 (283 sq mi)
 • Land722 km2 (279 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total207,968
 • Density284.1/km2 (736/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
Area code(s)Dbt
ISO 3166 codeNG.KN.DM

It has an approximate area of 732 km² and a population of 207,968 at the 2006 census. It is bordered to the north and east by Kazaure and Babura Local Government areas of Jigawa State respectively, and to the south and west by Minjibir and Makoda local Government areas of Kano state respectively.

The town is the location for the Audu Bako College of Agriculture (ABCOA)[1] and Kano State School of Basic Midwifery. It is also home to Zone 3 of the Kano state Hospitals Management Board (HMB), Zonal Office of the Kano state Ministry of Education (MOE), Zonal Medical Store of Kano State Ministry of health (MOH), Zonal Office of Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (KNARDA) and Zonal Office of the Kano State Water Resources Engineering and Construction Agency (WRECA).

The postal code of the area is 702.[2]


  1. ^ Steve Packer; Pius Elumeze; M.B. Shitu (October 2006). "State Educational Sector Project: Institutional Assessment - Kano State" (PDF). ESSPIN. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  2. ^ "Post Offices - with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on November 26, 2012. Retrieved 2009-10-20.