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Kano State

CREATION: May 27, 1967; Created; Capital - Kano.

GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE: 12°00′N 8°31′E; Kano State is a state located in North-Western Nigeria.

ECONOMIC PROFILE: Kano State has been a commercial and agricultural State, which is known for the production of groundnuts as well as for its solid mineral deposits. The State has more than 18,684 square kilometers (7,214 sq mi) of cultivable land and is the most extensively irrigated State in the country.

EXCOS:

GOVERNOR:

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

Deputy Governor:

Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, of Kano State

PEOPLE / ETHNICITY: Kano is largely Muslim. The majority of Kano Muslims are Sunni, though a minority adheres to the Shia branch (see Shia in Nigeria). Christians and followers of other non-Muslim religions form a small part of the population, and traditionally lived in the Sabon Gari, or Foreign Quarter.

LGAs: Kano State is made up of the following forty four local government areas: Ajingi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala, Dambatta, Dawakin Kudu, Dawakin Tofa, Doguwa, Gabasawa, Garko, Garun Malam, Gaya, Gezawa, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kabo, Karaye, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbotso, Kura, Kunchi, Madobi, Makoda, Minjibir, Kano Municipal, Nassarawa, Rimini Gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tsanyawa, Tudun Wada, Tofa, Warawa and Wudil.

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