Katcha is a local government area of Niger State, in central Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Katcha. Badeggi is one of the major towns of the local government area, located on the A124 highway in the west of the area at 9°03′00″N 6°09′00″E. The postal code of the area is 912.
Geographically, Katcha Local Government is located at the southern part of the Niger state Headquarters (Minna). It is bounded in the north by Gbako and Bosso Local Government areas, in the south by the great river of the country, Niger River and Mokwa Local Government areas; while to the east and west is bounded by Agaie, Bida and Lavun Local Government respectively. Katcha Local Government area is made up of ten (10) wards, namely; Katcha, Edotsu, Gbakogi, Bakeko, Sidi saba, Dzwafu, Badeggi, Bisanti, Essa, and Kataeregi wards. Katcha community is headed by a traditional ruler known as Sheshi Katcha.
The economy of Katcha is based on agriculture, with the main crops being maize, millet, sorghum, rice, and groundnuts. There is also some livestock farming, including cattle, sheep, and goats. The local government is also home to a number of small businesses, including shops, restaurants, and bars.
Katcha is a popular destination for tourists, who are drawn to the area’s natural beauty, including the Gurara Waterfalls and the Gurara River. There are also a number of historical sites in the area, including the Katcha Museum and the Katcha Palace.
Katcha has a number of schools, including primary schools, secondary schools, and tertiary institutions. The local government is also home to a number of libraries and other educational institutions.
Katcha has a number of hospitals and clinics, as well as a number of traditional healers. The local government is also home to a number of health education programs.
Katcha is well-connected by road, with a number of major highways passing through the area. There is also a railway station in the town of Katcha.
The majority of the people in Katcha are Muslims, with a minority of Christians. There are a number of mosques and churches in the area.
The culture of Katcha is a mix of Hausa and Fulani cultures. The people of Katcha are known for their hospitality and their love of music and dance. There are a number of festivals and celebrations held throughout the year, including the Katcha Cultural Festival.
Katcha is a beautiful and vibrant place with a lot to offer visitors. If you are looking for a place to relax, have fun, and learn about a new culture, then Katcha is the perfect place for you.