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One of Nigeria’s 36 states, Sokoto State is situated in the far northwest of the country along the border with the Republic of Niger (Hausa: Jihar Sokoto; Fula: , Leydi Sokoto). Sokoto, the country’s largest city, serves as its capital. The Sokoto River and the Rima River meet close to where Sokoto is situated. Its estimated population in 2005 was about 4.2 million.
The former capital of the Sokoto Caliphate, the city is primarily Muslim and a significant center for Islamic education in Nigeria. The caliphate’s Sultan serves as the Muslims of Nigeria’s spiritual leader.
The word “Sokoto” is Arabic in origin and means “market” in the modern/anglicized form of the regional name “Sakkwato.” It is often referred to as “Sokoto, Capital of Shaihu and Bello” or Sakkwato, Birnin Shaihu da Bello.
Since its establishment as a state in 1976 (after the division of the former North-Western State (Map) into Sokoto and Niger States), Sokoto state has been managed by governors, the majority of whom were former military leaders who took office in quick succession.
The history of Sokoto as a region is longer. Sokoto was a significant Fula state and a city in what was then west central Nigeria during the rule of the Fulani Empire in the 19th century.
Sokoto became a province of the British protectorate of Nigeria starting around 1900, following the British takeover, which at that point included the entire north-western region of Nigeria. Gando was added as a sub-province shortly after. At that time, this double province had a population of approximately 500,000 and occupied an area of 90 000 square kilometers (35,000 sq mi). It included the Argungun or Kebbi and Zamfara kingdoms at the time.