Talata Mafara is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Talata Mafara, about 15 km from the Bakolori Dam on the Sokoto River12°34′00″N 6°04′00″E. The town lies on the southern edge of the major irrigation project fed by the dam. The town is the birthplace of Yahaya Abdulkarim, governor of Sokoto State from January 1992 to November 1993. It has an area of 1,430 km2 (550 sq mi) and a population of 215,178 at the 2006 census.
The postal code of the area is 892.