Zamfara is a state in northwestern Nigeria. Its capital is Gusau and its Governor is Bello Matawalle, a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Until 1996 the area was part of Sokoto State.
Numerous cultural festivals are done in Zamfara state among which are; installation of emir and chiefs, entertainment of August visitors, wrestling, fishing and hunting festivals. the widely spoken language are Hausa and Fulfulde while English remain their official Language The majority ethnic groups of the people are:
The state has two notable vegetation which are Sub-Sudan zone and Northern Guinea Savanna, the sun Sudan zone are marked by short grasses interspersed by short trees, the vegetation is thick with grasses and trees.