Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw

For the Romanian village of Pelişor, called Magaré in Hungarian, see Bârghiş.
Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw
LGA and town
Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw

Location in Nigeria

Coordinates: 12°28′N 6°54′E / 12.467°N 6.900°E / 12.467; 6.900Coordinates: 12°28′N 6°54′E / 12.467°N 6.900°E / 12.467; 6.900
Country  Nigeria
State Zamfara State
  Total 1,188 km2 (459 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
  Total 178,619
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 882
ISO 3166 code NG.ZA.BM

Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Birnin Magaji (or Magare) in the north of the LGA at12°33′00″N 6°49′00″E / 12.55000°N 6.81667°E / 12.55000; 6.81667. The LGA is also named from the town of Kiyaw (or Kiawa) to the south.

It has an area of 1,188 km² and a population of 178,619 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 882.[1]


  1. "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.

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