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Katsina(kätsē`nə, kät`sĭnə), city (1991 est. pop. 182,000), N Nigeria, near the Niger frontier. The city, surrounded by a wall 13 mi (21 km) long, is the trade center for an agricultural region where guinea corn and millet are grown for home consumption, and peanuts, cotton, and hides are produced commercially. The city has a steel-rolling and vegetable oil mills. Leather handicrafts are made in Katsina. In the 17th and 18th cent. it was the largest of the seven HausaHausa
, black African ethnic group, numbering about 23 million, chiefly in N Nigeria and S Niger. The Hausa are almost exclusively Muslim and practice agriculture.
..... Click the link for more information. city-states and the cultural and commercial center of Hausaland. In 1807, Katsina was conquered by the FulaniFulani
, people of W Africa, numbering approximately 14 million. They are of mixed sub-Saharan African and Berber origin. First recorded as living in the Senegambia region, they are now scattered throughout the area of the Sudan from Senegal to Cameroon.
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, city (1991 est. pop. 595,000), N Nigeria. It is the trade and shipping center for an agricultural region where cotton, cattle, and about half of Nigeria's peanuts are raised.
..... Click the link for more information. its preeminent position among Hausa cities. The city is the site of Katsina Training College and Gobaru Tower mosque.
a city in northern Nigeria, in the North-CentralState. Population, 90, 500 (1963). Katsina is a highway junctionand an important commercial and handicraft center. Chief trading commodities include peanuts, cotton, leather, and hides.Until the 19th century the city was the capital of Katsina, the city-state of the Hausa people.