Talata Mafara

Talata Mafara
LGA and town
Talata Mafara

Location in Nigeria

Coordinates: 12°21′N 6°04′E / 12.350°N 6.067°E / 12.350; 6.067Coordinates: 12°21′N 6°04′E / 12.350°N 6.067°E / 12.350; 6.067
Country  Nigeria
State Zamfara State
  Total 1,430 km2 (550 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
  Total 215,178
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 892
ISO 3166 code NG.ZA.TM

Talata Mafara is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Talata Mafara, about 15 km from the Bakolori Dam on the Sokoto River12°34′00″N 6°04′00″E / 12.56667°N 6.06667°E / 12.56667; 6.06667. The town lies on the southern edge of the major irrigation project fed by the dam.[1] The town is the birthplace of Yahaya Abdulkarim, governor of Sokoto State from January 1992 to November 1993.[2]

It has an area of 1,430 km² and a population of 215,178 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 892.[3]


  1. Akané Hartenbach and Jürgen Schuol (October 2005). "Bakolori Dam and Bakolori Irrigation Project – Sokoto River, Nigeria" (PDF). Eawag aquatic research institute. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  2. Golu Timothy (18 June 2009). "I Am Not A Yoruba Man – Former Sokoto Gov". Leadership Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  3. "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.

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