The North-West geopolitical zone is presented by seven states: the Jagawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states. The top cities of the North-West geopolitical zone are Gusau, Dutse, Birnin-Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Zaria, and Sokoto. This zone cover more than a quarter of the total population of Nigeria. The ethnic diversity is presented by Kanuri, Hausa-Fulani, Maguzawa, Zara, Baju, Gbagyi, Zuru, Jabba.
The states located in the North West are: