Kano State

state in Nigeria

Kano is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. The capital is Kano. Kano was created on May 27, 1967, from part of the Northern Region. Kano State shares borders with Katsina State to the northwest, Jigawa State to the northeast, Kaduna State to the southwest, and Bauchi State to the southeast.[5]

Kano State
Jihar Kano جِهَرْ كَنُوْ (Hausa)
Flag of Kano State
Seal of the Governor of Kano State
Centre of Commerce, Tumbin Giwa
Location of Kano State in Nigeria
Location of Kano State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 11°30′N 8°30′E / 11.500°N 8.500°E / 11.500; 8.500
Country Nigeria
Date created27 May 1967
 • BodyGovernment of Kano State
 • Governor[1]Abba Kabir Yusuf (NNPP)
 • Deputy GovernorAminu Abdussalam Gwarzo (NNPP)
 • LegislatureKano State House of Assembly
 • SenatorsC: Rufai Hanga (NNPP)
N: Barau Jibrin (APC)
S: Kawu Sumaila (NNPP)
 • RepresentativesList
 • Total20,131 km2 (7,773 sq mi)
 • Rank20th of 36
 (2006 census)
 • Total9,401,288
 • Estimate 
 • Rank1st of 36
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Year2021
 • Total$27.17 billion[3]
13th of 36
 • Per capita$1,761[3]
36th of 36
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
postal code
ISO 3166 codeNG-KN
HDI (2021)0.481[4]
low · 29th of 37
^1 Preliminary results


  1. See List of governors of Kano State for a list of prior governors
  2. "Kano State: Subdivision". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2024-02-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Okeowo, Gabriel; Fatoba, Iyanuoluwa, eds. (2022-10-13). "State of States 2022 Edition" (PDF). Budgit.org. BudgIT. Retrieved 2023-03-07.
  4. "Sub-national HDI – Area Database – Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Archived from the original on 23 September 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  5. "Kano State, Nigeria Genealogy". www.familysearch.org. FamilySearch Wiki. 15 August 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2024.