Karshi Towns And Villages

Karshi is located in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, a satellite town located inside the Abuja Municipal Area Council.

Its original name (with diacritics) is Karshi, and its geographical coordinates are 8° 49′ 40″ north, 7° 33′ 0″ east. Karshi is around 38 kilometres from the federal capital city of Abuja and 41 kilometres from Apo.

Below is the complete list Of Towns And Villages In Karshi Local Government, F.C.T Abuja, Nigeria:


  • Aleku
  • Damakasa
  • Damakusa
  • Gidan Boyi
  • Gidan Kaka
  • Gidan Kwano
  • Karshi
  • Kupayi
  • Kusaki
  • Kutasa
  • Odu
  • Tunga
  • Ugamada
  • Ungwan Tiv


  • Basan Jiwa
  • Gyeda
  • Hulumi
  • Idu
  • Idu Gwari
  • Jiwa
  • Karmo Sabo
  • Karmo Tsoho
  • Paipe
  • Tungan Dallatu
  • Tungan Madaki
  • Zhidu

Mallam Danbaba founded Karshi, one of the oldest middle belt towns. When Islam was introduced to Kano in the 14th century, Danbaba’s reigning dynasty opposed the new faith, now called Karshi.

Danbaba’s unyielding stance on the new religion led to misunderstandings that led to his disinheritance. Danbaba and his followers left Dala Kano to protect their faith and gods. GWANDARAWA DA SALLAH was their moniker. “Prefer dance than Islam” The name became “GWANDARA”

Danbaba and his followers left Kano and travelled Zaria before founding Fadan Karshi in Kaduna. They also founded Karshi Town in the FCT. In 1366, they settled in KUPAYI, 5 km west of present-day Karshi and 27 km from the Federal Capital City.

For security, it’s on KONGURU hills. [2] “UNGUWAR KASHI” denotes a place where bones are gathered. Hunters gather animal bones. It became KARSHI.

Due of fast growth and development, they moved down the hills to a plain and created modern-day KARSHI. Alhaji Mamman Na-Aura, 25th Emir of Karshi, started this movement in 1945.

The Turakin Zazzau (Zaria), who represented the Emir of Zaria, oversaw Karshi’s administration. With colonial rule and indirect rule, colonial rulers integrate Karshi with Keffi Native Authority (NA).

This solved the distance between Karshi and Zaria and administrative complexities.