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Kano State
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Capital Kano
Land Area & Rank 20,760 sq km (22)
Year Created May 27, 1967
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, APC
Deputy Gov Hafiz Abubakar
L.G.A 44
House of Assembly 40
Major Areas/Towns Kano (capital), Kabo, Tofa, Tudun-wada, Bichi
Local Dialects Hausa, Arabic
Motto “Centre of Commerce”
Population 2006 Census:
Rank & Sex: 9,383,682 (1)
Male: 4,844,128
Female: 4,538,554
Contact Phone Gov. Office: 234-64-632916
SSG: 234-64-632784
Info: 234-64-664716
Liason Office Abuja Liaison Office:
9, Mississippi Street
Off. Alvan Ikoku Street
Maitama, Abuja.
Tel: 09-4137682
Fax: 09-4137683
Email: knsgloabj@yahoo.com

Lagos Liaison Office:
13, Waziri Ibrahim Street,
Victoria Island,
P.O. Box 5052, Marina, Lagos
Tel: 01-610012
Local Government Areas
LGA Headquarter
Ajingi Ajingi
Albasu Albasu
Bagwai Bagwaiu
Bebeji Bebeji
Bichi Bichi
Bunkure Bunkure
Dala Dala
Danbatta Danbatta
Dawakin-Kudu Dawakin-Kudu
Dawakin-Tofa Dawakin-Tofa
Doguwa Riruwai
Fagge Waje
Gabasawa Zakirai
Garko Garko
Garun-Mallam Garun-Mallam
Gaya Gaya
Gezawa Gezawa
Gwale Gwale
Gwarzo Gwarzo
Kabo Kabo
Kano Municipal Kano Twon
Karaye Karaye
Kibiya Kibiya
Kiru Kiru
Kumbotso Kumbotso
Kunchi Kunchi
Kura Kura
Madobi Madobi
Makoda Koguna
Minjibir Minjibir
Nassarawa Nassarawa
Rano Rano
Rimin-Gado Rimin-Gado
Rogo Rogo
Shanono Shanono
Sumaila Sumaila
Takai Takai
Tarauni Unguwa Uku
Tofa Tofa
Tsanyawa Tsanyawa
Tudun-Wada Tudun-Wada
Ungogo Ungogo
Warawa Warawa
Wudil Wudil
Hotels & Tourism

Important places: Emir Palace, the kano city Wall (about 16km circumference), kofar mata dying pits, kurmi market built in 1463-1499, Dala hill, Gidan makama Museum, Kano Zoological Gardens, Falgore game reserve, Malam Kato square, Rurum Tourist Leisure Centre and Aminu Kano International Airport

Important Events: Hawan Durbar at the emir’s palace. Local boxing and Wrestling contexts.

Bagauda Lake Hotel
38 Miles Zaria Road
P.M.B 3121, Kano

Duala Hotel
15, Murtalal Mohammed Way
Tel: 234-64-640011-5, 601140

Central Hotel
1, Bompai Road, Kano
Tel: 234-64-601120, 600520

Fresh Lilly Hotel
34, Yoruba Road, Sabon Gari
Tel: 234-64-628335, 628337

Kano Guest Inn
30, Zungeru Road
Tel: 234-64622717, 622282

Liberty Holdings Hotel
IBB Way,
Kofa Kaura Quarters
Tel: 234-64- 30782

Nasarawa Guest House
314 Lamido Road
Tel: 234-64- 639678, 638571, 643668, 644956

New Palace Hotel
Tamandu Road
Off Audu Bako Way
P O box 356, Nasarawa
Tel: 234-64- 639402, 633393
Fax: 234-64-635944

Royal Tropicana Hotel
17-19, Niger Street
P O Box 2653, Kano
Tel: 234-64- 639352, 639359, 647491
Fax: 234-64639358
As one of the prominent Seven Hausa States and the greatest of the Trans-Sharan trade entering ports, Kano has a rich and glorious cultural past. As an Hausa kingdom, Kano's existence started about AD 999 when Bagauda, the grandson of Bayajida founder of Hausa dynasty became its first king. Kano first became known to the outside world through the writings of Leo Africanus, a 14th century peripatetic North African Scholar. The jihad of Shehu Uthman Dan-fodio reached Kano in 1807, the 43rd king; Muhammadu Alwali was sacked and replaced with a Fulani Emir, Sulaiman.

Sulaiman died after 13 years reign and was succeeded by Malam Ibrahim Dabo, who started the present Sullubawa Dynasty. Alhaji Ado Bayero; the present Emir is Dabo's direct descendant; 13th Emir of the Fulani lineage and 56th Kano ruler since Bagauda. In 1900, the British took over the control of Northern Nigeria and Kano was administered as a province.

Kano as a state was created on May 27, 1967 by Yakubu Gowon’s administration. A homogenous Hausa/Fulani tribe, the state is a home to various ethnic groups who have settled in the state for decades. On August 27, 1991, Jigawa State was carved out of the state.  


The state is bordered in the East by Jigawa State; to the South are Bauchi and Kaduna States, to the West is Katsina State, to the North are Katsina and Jigawa States.


Kano state falls mostly within the Guinea and Sudan Savannah zones bordering it on the South. It is a semi-arid region. Two prominent hills; Dala and Gwauron are the main features.


The maximum temperature is about 360C and minimum is 160C and could fall as low as 100C during the Harmattan season between November to February. Rainfall ranges from 500mm in the North to 1,200mm in the South.


The state has two universities, one polytechnic and a college of education.


Kano state is the second largest manufacturing states after Lagos. The State has over 300 large and medium scale industrial establishments. The state is renowned for products such as; confectionery, textile, leather works and raw material processing.


Agriculture is the mainstay of the state after industrial productions; major agricultural products in the state include: Groundnut (The famous Kano groundnut pyramid of the 1960s), Cotton, Guinea Corn, Maize, Cowpea and Varieties of vegetables.

Mineral/Natural Resources:

The State is rich in the following resources: Tin, Cold, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Woalfam, Pyrochlone and Bauxite.

Famous Natives:

Sani Abacha, Nigeria Head of state (1993-1998). Abdul Dawakin Dofa, Politician. Munzali Jubril, educationist. Aminu Kano, Politician/Nationalist. Sabo Bakinzuwo, Politican. Ibrahim Salim, administrator, Dawuda Dangalan, Politician. Aminu Dantata, Businessman. Murtala Muhammed, Nigeria Head od State (1975-1976). Abubakar Rimi, Politician. Eedris Abdulkareem, Musician. Aloma Mariam Muktar, Justice of Supreme Court (1st Woman Justice of the Supreme Court). Dandati Abdulkadir, academician/Diplomate. Yadudu Awwalu, Lawyer. Bellow Salim, administrator. Ibrahim Galadima, sport administrator. Haliru Akilu, army officer rtd. Nura Imam, airforce officer. Yakubu Bako, army officer rtd. Habibu Shauibu, army officer. Wada Aliyu, administrator. Saleh Minjibir, Justice. M.B. Wali, Justice. Sanusi Yusuf, Justice. Abba Dabo, Journalist. Kabiru fagge, Journalist. Aliko DanGote, businessman. Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Banker. Isyaku Rabiu, businessman. Shehu Galadachi, administrator.   
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