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Hadejia is a town located in Jigawa State, Nigeria. It is situated on the Hadejia River and is known for its agricultural activities, particularly in rice cultivation.


Hadejia is a town located in the Jigawa State of Nigeria. It has an estimated population of around 180,000 people in 2022. The majority of the population belongs to the Hausa ethnic group and speaks the Hausa language. Hadejia is the headquarters of the Hadejia Local Government Area and serves as the administrative center of the Hadejia Emirate. The Hadejia Emirate is one of the traditional emirates in Nigeria and has a long history dating back several centuries. The emirate is known for its cultural festivals and plays a significant role in local administration and preserving the cultural heritage of the area.

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By plane[edit]

  • Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN IATA). The nearest major airport to Hadejia is the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN) in Kano, which is approximately 135 km away from Hadejia. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use a private car to travel to Hadejia. Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on Wikipedia

By road[edit]

  • Hadejia is well-connected by road networks. You can travel to Hadejia by bus or private car from major cities in Nigeria. If you are coming from Kano, you can take the Kano-Maiduguri Road and then turn onto the Hadejia Road. The journey time may vary depending on traffic and road conditions.

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Map of Hadejia


  • 1 Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands. It is a significant ecological site and a Ramsar-protected area. It is home to a diverse range of bird species and other wildlife. Visitors can enjoy bird watching, boat rides, and exploring the natural beauty of the wetlands. Hadejia-Nguru wetlands (Q1567395) on Wikidata Hadejia-Nguru wetlands on Wikipedia
  • Hadejia Museum (Gidan tarihi), Opposite Emirs Palace Hadejia town. It showcases the history, culture, and artifacts of the Hadejia Emirate. It provides insights into the rich heritage and traditions of the region, displaying items such as traditional clothing, weapons, household items, and historical artifacts.
  • Hadejia Central Market (Kasuwa). It is a bustling local market where you can experience the vibrant atmosphere of Hadejia and shop for various local products. It offers a wide range of items such as fresh produce, traditional crafts, clothing, and household goods.
  • Emirs Palace Hadejia (Gidan Sarki). It is an architectural gem and an important cultural site. While access to the inner palace is usually restricted, visitors can admire the beautiful traditional Hausa architecture from the outside.
  • 2 Central Mosque (Masallacin sarki). The Juma'at Mosque is a significant religious landmark in Hadejia. It is an impressive structure with intricate Islamic architectural details and serves as a place of worship for the local Muslim community.
  • Durbar Festival (Hawan Sallah). If you visit Hadejia during the Durbar Festival, which is usually held annually, you can witness a colorful and lively celebration featuring traditional horse riding, parades, music, dance, and cultural displays. Durbar festival (Q1824110) on Wikidata Durbar festival on Wikipedia
  • 3 Fish Market (Kasuwar kifi). The Hadejia Fish Market is situated in the heart of Hadejia town, typically near the Hadejia Central Market. It is a bustling market where fishermen, traders, and customers gather to buy and sell a wide variety of fresh fish. Hadejia fish market (Q108620173) on Wikidata


  • 1 UBJ Restaurant, Court Road. M-F 6AM-11PM, Sa Su 7AM-10PM. Traditional and foreign foods.
  • Marhaba International Restaurant, 5 Maje Rd, Road.
  • RTD Stores, 19 Maje Rd.
  • Usmaniyya Shopping Stores Hadejia, +234 814 469 0406.


  • Corpers Lodge, Government Unity Secondary School.
  • Lister Hostel, 10 Maje Rd.

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