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Kano State: List of Local Government Areas & Towns

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Kano is one of the thirty-six states in Nigeria. It is among the most populous and equally the leading commercial state in the country. In this article, we’ll take a gander at the local government areas and towns situated in the state.

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Overview of Kano State

Kano State got its name from Kano city, the state capital. The city is an historic place that has been in existence over 1000 years.  Located in Northern Nigeria, Kano State was created on May 27, 1967 from part of the Northern Region. It shares common boundary with Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa State to the north-east, Bauchi state to the south-east and Kaduna state to the south-west.

Kano state is the most populated state in Nigeria with a population as high as over 20 million residents. The state is also the largest industrial center in Northern Nigeria with major industries including textile, tanning, footwear, cosmetics, plastics, enamelware, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, furniture and other industries.

List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Kano State

Kano State has fourty-four local government areas which covers the state region. There are many renown urban areas in the state which include Kano, the state capital, Wudil and Rano. Below is the rundown of notable towns situated in each of the fourty-four local government areas of the state:

Ajingi Local Government Area

Ajingi LGA is local government area in Kano State. It has an administrative headquarter in Ajingi town. There are other notable towns in the area which include: Gurduba, Dabin, Chula, Dundun, Kanava, Gafasa, Bafare, Kunkurawa, Bia, Ajingi and Unggawar.

Albasu Local Government Area

Albasu LGA is a Local Government Area, and it has an adminstrative headquarters in Albasu town, where the region got it name. Other prominent towns like Saya-Saya, Hungu. Tsangaya, Gagarame, Faragai, Daho, Fando, Albasu central, Bataiya and Chamarana also make up Albasu LGA.

Bagwai Local Government Area

Bagwai LGA is headquartered in the town of Bagwai, a prominent urban area. Other towns of note in the region include: Gogori, Bagwai, Rimi-Dako, Dagga, Wuro, Kiyawa, Gadanya, Kwajali, Romo and Sare-Sare.

Bebeji Local Government Area

Bebeji LGA is one of Kano State Local Government Areas. Bebeji town is the administrative headquarter of the local government area, and other towns include: Tariwa, Ranta, Ranka, Wak, Anadariya, Kuki, Kofa, Gargai, Durmawa, Damau, Rahama and Baguda.

Bichi Local Government Area

Bichi LGA is a notable local government area in the state. Bichi town doubles as the local government headquarter and a urban area in the LGA. Other prominent urban areas include Yallami, Badume, Fagolo, Kaukau, Kyayli, Muntsira, Saye, Waire and Danzabuwa.

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Bunkure Local Government Area

Bunkure LGA has it headquarter sited in the town of Bunkure, where the region got it name. There are many other towns in the area and they include: Bono, Sanda, Kulluwa, Gafam, Guriya, Chirin, Bakum, Kumurya and other urban areas.

Dala Local Government Area

Dala LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. It is under Kano state central senatorial zone. The LGA is headquartered in Gwammaja town, a prominent urban area in the region. Other towns like Ruwa, Kofa, Mazugal, Gobirawa, Dogon-Nama, Bakin-Ruwa, Adakawa, Yalwa, Kantudu and Kabuwa still make up the area.

Dambatta Local Government Area

Dambatta LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Kano State. Dambatta town where the area got it name serves as local government headquarters. Towns like Sansa, Saidawa, Gwanda, Goron, Maje, Gwarabjawa, Fagwalawa, Kove, Ajumawa, Danbatta are the notable urban areas in the region.

Dawaki Kudu Local Government Area

Dawaki Kudu LGA is a Local Government Area. The LGA headquarters is situated in Dawaki Kudu Town. Other notable towns in the area include: Yankatsari, Zogarawa, Yargaya, Yanbarau, Unguwar, Duniya, Tsakuwa, Tamburawa, Jido, Gano, Dosan, Danwakiji, Dawaki, Dabagiwa, Dabar Kwari and Dawoki.

Dawaki Tofa Local Government Area

Dawaki Tofa LGA counts as one of the Local Government Areas in Kano State.  It is headquatered in Dawaki Tofa town. Other notable urban areas include Marke, Jalli, Kwa, Gargari, Ganduje, Dawaki-West, Dawaki-east, Danguguwa, Tattarawa and Tumfafii.

Doguwa Local Government Area

Doguwa LGA is a prominent and one of the largest Local Government Area in Kano State. With its administrative headquarter in the town of Ririwai, there are other notable urban areas in the area which include: Maraku, Dariya, Dagon Kano, Folgove, Ragada, Tagwaye, Ungnwar, Natsohuwa, Zamabi and Doguwa

Fagge Local Government Area

Fagge LGA is a local government area in the Kano central senatorial zone. It has an administrative headquarter situated in the town of Waje Sub-burbs in the city of Kano. Some renown towns and districts in the area include: Yammata, Sabon-Gari, Kwadiri, Rijiyar lemo and Fagge.

Gabasawa Local Government Area

Gabasawa LGA is headquartered in the town of Zakirai with other towns in the area like Yumbu, Tarauni, Joda, Garrun Danga, Gabasawa, Mekiya, Yautara Kudu, Yantan Avewwa, Zugachi, Karmaki and Zakirai. The local government area is under Kano north senatorial zone.

Garko Local Government Area

Garko LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. It capital city, Garko town both serves as town and LGA headquaters. Other towns of note in the area include the following: Gurjiya, Garin-Ahi, Dal, Sarina, Kafin Motamaim, Zakarawa, Raba, Kwas and Katurmari.

Garum Mallam Local Government Area

Garum Mallam LGA is a local government area in Kano State, and it is headquatered in Garum Mallam town. Towns and districts in the area include: Jobawa, Kadawa, Yad, Akwani, Makwaro, Yalwan Yadakwani, Fankurun, Dorawar, Sallam, Chiromawa, Garum Babba and Garum Molam Kudu.

Gaya Local Government Area

Gaya Local Government Area counts as one of the fourty-four local government areas of Kano State. It has an headquater in Gaya town, with Balan, Gaya, Garmarya, Gamoji, Gaya-Arewa, Gaya-Kudu, Kademi, Wudiyawa, Shagogo, Maimakawa and Kazurawa being the notable urban areas in the area.

Gezawa Local Government Area

Gezawa LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State and it has an adminstrative headquater in the town of Gezawa. Other notable urban areas in the area include the following: Jogana, Gawo, Zango, Tumbau, Wangara, Sarain-Gezawa, Babawa, Ketatwa and Tsamiya-Dabba.

Gwale Local Government Area

Gwale LGA is in list as one of the Local Government Areas of Kano State. It is headquatered in a semi urban town of Gwale, with other notable urban areas including Mandawari, Kabuga, Gyaranya, Dandago, Diso, Galadandi, Goron-Dutshe and Kwale.

Gwarzo Local Government Area

Gwarzo LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. Its adminstrative capital is sited in Gwarzo town. Other notable towns in the area include Sabon-Brini, Kara, Mainika, Madadi, Lakwaya, Kutama, Getso, Jama’A, Gwarzo and Unguwar Tudu.

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Kabo Local Government Area

Kabo Local Government Area has an administrative headquarter situated in the town of Kabo. Other notable urban areas in the area include: Kamawa, Kabo, Masnawa, Haauwade, Gude, Gadiya, Garo, Gammo, Durum and Dugabum.

Kano Municipal Local Government Area

Kano Municipal LGA is a remote area in the state. It is headquatered in the district of Kofar Kudu, and among other towns and districts making up the area include Zartawa, Yakassi Tudun, Wazirchi, Tudun Nufawa, Sheshe, Sharada, Shalruchi, Kankarofi, Jakara, Gandum, Albasa and Kano Muncipal.

Karaye Local Government Area

Karaye Local Government Area is headquatered in Karaye town, a prominent and commercial urban area in Kano State. There are other towns in the area which include the following: Daura, Kwanyawa, Kurugu, Kafin Dafga, Tudun Kaya, Turawa, Yammedi, Karaye and Unguwar Hajji.

Kibiya Local Government Area

Kibiya LGA is a prominent Local Government Area in Kano State. It’s administrative headquarter is sited in the town of Kibiya, where the area got it name from. Towns in the area include: Durba, Kahu Kadigawa, Fassi, Fammar, Kibiya i, Kibiya ii, Nariya, Unguwar and Tarai.

Kiru Local Government Area

Kiru Local Government Area is a prominent area in Kano State. The LGA headquarters is situated in Kiru town. Other towns in the area include: Yalwa, Zumo, Yako, Maroku, Kogo, Kiru Dashi, Dangora, Barawa, Badafi, Bargoni, Banda and Tsaudawa.

Kumbotso Local Government Area

Kumbotso LGA is one of the fourty-four local government areas in Kano State. It’s administrative headquarter is located in Kumbosto town. Other notable urban areas includeUnguwar Rimi, Mariri, Na’ibawa, Panshekara, Guringawa, Danbare, Chirandchi, Challawa, Kureken Sani, Danmaliki and Kumbusto.

Kunchi Local Government Area

Kunchi as a Local Government Area in Kano State has an administrative headquarter in the town of Kunchi. Notable urban areas in the area include the following: Ridawa, Matan Fada, Shamakawa, Kasuwar, Kuka, Yamdadi Shuwaki, Gwarmi, Bumai and Garin Sheme.

Kura Local Government Area

Kura LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Kano State. It has an administrative headquarter situated in Kura town, with towns like Dalili, Dukawa, Karfi, Kura, Gundutshe, Dan Hassan, Rigar Duka, Tanawa and Kurunsumau being the notable urban areas in the area.

Madobi Local Government Area

Madobi LGA is headquartered in Madobi town consisting of other notable urban areas and districts like Burji, Chiinkoso, Daburau Dan Maryame, Dan Danzo, Gari Gazana, Gora, Kafin Agur, Kanwa, Kaura Mata, Kubarachi, Kundurum, Kwankwaso, Madobi, Ningawa, Rikadawa, Ruga & Yakun.

Makoda Local Government Area

Makoda LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. It has an administrative headquarter in Koguna town. Popular towns in the area include Bakarari Chidari, Danya, Dunawa, Ganji, Jibya, Koguna, Mai-Unguwa, Maitse Dau, Nakarari, Sabon Ruwa, Tabo, Tangaji, Yamawa and Zago.

Minjibir Local Government Area

Minjibir LGA is a Local Government Area in the state. It is headquatered in Minjibir, a commercial districts in the state. Other notable urban areas in the area include: Abudakawa, Agalawa, Agarandawa, Azore, Bagurawa, Beguwa, Damusawa, Dauni, Daurawa, Dingin, Dukawa, Dukuji, Dumawa, Farawa and Farke.

Nasarawa Local Government Area

Nasarawa LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. It has an administrative headquarter situated in the district town of Bompai. There are other towns in the area which include: Tudun Murtala, Kawaji, Gama, Dakata, Giginyu, Hotoro north, hotoro south, Kaura Goje and Nasarawa.

Rano Local Government Area

Rano LGA is a renown area in Kano State. The Local Government Area is headquartered in Rano town. Other notable urban areas include: Dawaki, Zurgu, Zinyau, Yalwa, Saji, Rurum Sabon-Gari, Rurum Tsohon-Gari, Lausu, Madachi, and Rano.

Rimin Gado Local Government Area

Rimin Gado LGA has an headquarter located in the town of Rimin Gado. There are other towns in the area which include: Tamawa, Sakaratsa, Yalwan, Danziyd, Zango Dan Abdu, Karofin Yashi, Jili, Gulu, Dugurawawa, Butu-Butu, Dawaki-Gulu, and Rimi-Gado.

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Rogo Local Government Area

Rogo LGA is a prominent Local Government Area and is equally the largest among other local government areas in the state. It has an administrative headquarter in Rogo town with other notable urban areas like Beli, Zoza, Zarewa, Ruwan Bago Sabon-Gari, Rogo Ruma, Jajaye, Fulotan, Falgore, Gwangwan, Ruwan Dago and Rogo also making up.

Shanono Local government Area

Shanono Local government Area is headquatered in the town of Shanono, where it got a name. Other notable urban areas in the area include Shakogi, Kokiya, Leni, Tsaure, Kadamu, Goron-Dutshe, Faruruwa, Alajawa, Dutsen-Bakoshi and Shanono.

Sumaila Local Government Area

Sumaila is a Local Government Area in the state, and it is headquatered in a renown ancient town of Sumaila. Other towns in the area include: Sitti, Masu, Magami, Kanawa, Gediya, Gani, Gala, Rimi, Sumata, Rumo. Sumaila and Garfa.

Takai Local Government Area

Takai LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. Takai town where the area got it name from, is the administrative center of the area council. Other notable urban areas in the area include: Zuga, Bagwaro, Fajewa, Faruruwa, Kachako, Karfii, Kuka, Falali, Durbunde and Takai.

Tarauni Local Government Area

Tarauni Local Government Area is headquatered in the town of Unguwa Uku with many other towns also making up the area. They include the following: Unguwar Gano, Ungwar Uku, Kayen Alu, Hotoro, Giadi, Kudu, Gyadi-Awere, Babban Giji, Darmanawa, Durawa and Tarauni.

Tofa Local Government Area

Tofa LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. It has an administrative headquarter in Tofa town, where the area got it name from. Doka, Dokadawa, Dutwatsu, Fofa, Ginsawa, Kadawa, Kazardawa, Kwami, Lambu, Langel, Rinji, Sabon Gari Katsalle, Yango, Yanoko and Yarimawa towns are the notable urban areas in the area.

Tsanyawa Local government Area

Tsanyawa LGA has an headquarter in the town of Tsanyawa. Other notable urban areas include the following: Baje, Bumai, Dadarawa, Dadarawa Tsohuwa, Dakwai, Dumbulum, Farsa, Gozaki, Gurun, Harbau, Jamar, Jigilawa, Kabagiwa, Katsale, Kokai Kuka, Kwandawa, Nassarawa, Rafin Tsamiya, Runji etc.

Tundun Wada Local Government Area

Tundun Wada LGA is a Local Government Area in Kano State. Tundun Wada town is the administrative headquarter of the local government area. Other notable urban areas in the area include: Shuwi, Sumana, Tudun Wada, Wuna, Yar Fulani, Yar Yasa, Yelwa, Baburi Bul, Burun Burun, Dalawa, Fala, Wambai, Gazobi, Hayindenu, Jammaje and Jandutse.

Ungogo Local Government Area

Ungogo is one of the Local Government Areas of Kano State. It headquarter is located in the town of Ungogo, where the area got it name from. Other towns of note in the region include: Adaraye, Alhrani, Amar Zakawa, Bacirawa, Bagujan, Ciromawa, Dankunkuru, Dausayi, Doka, Dorayi, Fanisau, Garinlya, Gayawa, Gera and Hoto Indabo.

Warawa Local Government Area

Warawa Local Government Area is headquatered in Warawa town, a prominent urban area in the state. There are other towns in the area which include the following: Danlassan, Yangizo, Jemagu, Warawa, Imawa, Garin Dau, Tangar and Madari Mata.

Wudil Local Government Area

Wudil LGA is a prominent Local Government Area in Kano State. It has an headquarter situated in the popular Wudil town. Other towns which make up the area include places like Utai, Sabon-Gari, Darki lajawa, Kausani, lndabo, Dankaza, Dagumawa, Achika and Wudil.

Conclusion

Kano state is one of the leading commercial states in the country just like Lagos. There are many things that intrigue visitors to the state: from the vast industries to the tourist attraction sites. To give you a guide to the ancient renown city, this article covered the local government areas and towns that are in them respectively.

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