Country Profile

Population: 21.3 Million (as at 2023)

Real GDP Growth: 2.54% (September 2023)

GDP per capita: $674

Inflation: 28.92% (2023)

Main Sectors

The major sectors in Kano Investing include:

    • Agriculture
    • Manufacturing
    • Transport 
    • Energy 
    • Tourism 
    • Mining 
    • Infrastructure  

Located in Nigeria’s northwest, Kano State covers an officially reported area of 20,131 square kilometers. The state has abundant arable land over 18 million hectares, all suitable for Agricultural production purposes.

The capital city, Kano, serves as a prominent commercial center in northern Nigeria. Kano city’s strategic location connects an estimated population of over 13 million across the state as well as neighboring economic hubs like Katsina, Jigawa, and Sokoto states which each have between 5-10 million residents.

Kano has prioritized revitalizing agriculture. The state leads Nigeria in producing crops like soybeans, sesame as well as bovine livestock animals according to recent US Foreign Service reports. Additional verified GDP contributors include solid minerals mining, textiles manufacturing and agro-processing industries.

Administered by an elected governor and house of assembly, Kano follows federal regulations that aim to attract foreign investment through incentives like tax holidays for long term investors. Regional cooperation has expanded transport access eastwards to Niger Republic which has an estimated 20 million consumers reachable within 300km from Kano.

As Nigeria’s oldest major emirate dating back 1000 years, Kano boasts vibrant culture and tourism opportunities centering around ancient sites like Gidan Makama Museum and Kurmi Market. The population remains youthful with a focus on balancing economic expansion with improving access to quality education and healthcare services.