Faskari is a town and a Local Government Area (LGA) located in Katsina state, Nigeria. It was carved out of Funtua Local Government Area; located in the south-west of Katsina state and became a Local Government Area in 1989. The headquarters of Faskari LGA is situated in Faskari town. The LGA is bounded by Funtua LGA in the east, Chafe LGA of Zamfara State in the west, Birnin Gwari of Kaduna State in the north and Sabuwa LGA in the south. The local government area comprises two District areas, Faskari and Maruwa Districts, along with many village areas.
The predominant ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani. Other ethnic groups found in the area include: Igbos, Yorubas, Nupes, etc. Over the years, Islam has been the major religion in the area with people enjoying perfect peace and tranquility devoid of ethnic or religious intolerance. Furthermore, a great majority of the people are settled cultivators and traders. There are availability of various mineral deposits in this area such as: nickel, iron-oxide, chromites, magnetite, kaolin, asbestos, silica sand, laterite clay, graphite, diamonds, potash, quartz.