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LGA and city
Gate to the palace of the emir of Zazzau
|• Total||563 km2 (217 sq mi)|
|• Density||725.0/km2 (1,877.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (WAT)|
Zaria is a major city in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, as well as being a Local Government Area.
It was one of the original seven Hausa city-states. Today, it is known for housing Nigeria's largest university, Ahmadu Bello University.
In December 2015, Nigeria's military was reported to have killed 300 Shia Muslims and buried their bodies in a mass grave. Although the government denies the event, it has been described as a Massacre.
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