Created May 27th, 1967 and historically known as the Centre of Commerce in Nigeria. Strategically located at the center of northern Nigeria, Kano has served as a major entry port to the nation and as the Southern hub of the trans-Saharan trade route for centuries. The capital, Kano City, acts as a regional trade hub servicing a market of over 300 million people located in northern Nigeria, neighboring countries such as Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
Kano State Snapshot
- Total land area: 20,280 Sq. Km
- Local Government Areas: 44 LGAs: Ajingi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala, Dambatta, Dawakin Kudu, Dawakin Tofa, Doguwa, Fagge, Gabasawa, Garko, Garum Mallam, Gaya, Gezawa, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kabo, Kano Municipal, Karaye, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbosto, Kunchi, Kura, Madobi, Makoda, Minjibir, Nasarawa, Rano, Rimin Gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tofa, Tsanyawa, Tudun Wada, Ungogo, Warawa, Wudil.
- Population: 9,401,288 (Male- 4,947,952 and Female- 4,453,336)
- Vegetation: Scrub and Wooded Savannah
- Major crops: Rice, Wheat, Barley, Groundnut, Soya Beans, Castor, Sesame, Cotton, Sisal, Ginger, Chili Pepper, and Sugarcane
- Solid minerals: Kaolin, Niobium, Uranium, Gold, Tin, Silica Sand, Feldspar and Quartz
Main Investment Opportunities
Opportunities for investment exist in:
- Light Manufacturing
- Business Process Outsourcing