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Population 12,757,211
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) 1,025 deaths per 100,000 live births
Fertility rate (total births per woman) 6.8%

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   Life expectancy as at 2001 51 years for Male and 53 years for female
   Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) 1,025/100,000 (2014)
   Delivery by health professionals 5.1% 
   Facility based delivery rates 6.7%
   Fertility rate (total births per woman) 6.8% (NDHIS 2013)


   Total Population 12,757,211
   Total Female 38% = 4,847,740
   Total Male 62% = 7,909,471
   Population under 15 17% = 2,168,726
   Population between the ages of 19 and 59 years 30% = 3,827,163
   People aged 60 and above 45% = 5,740,745
   Rural population of the State 9,227,305



   Area 20,131 KM (7773 SQUARE KM)
   Size rank 20th 


   Capital Kano
   Governor Dr Umar Abdullahi Ganduje
   Deputy Governor Professor Hafiz Abubakar
   Local governments 44
   Federal Senatorial districts 3
   Political wards 484


Kano State was created on May 27, 1967 from the Northern Region of Nigeria. The state is bordered to the north-west by Katsina State, to the north-east by Jigawa State, to the south-east by Bauchi State and to the south-west by Kaduna State. The State covers an area of 20,131 km2 (7,773 sq mi) and is ranked 20 out of the 36 states of Nigeria. The State is also ranked 1st in Nigeria with a population of about 12,757,211 (2015) which is about 62% amounting to 4,844,128 as male while 4,539,554 (as at 2006+) are female The state has 3 senatorial districts, 484 political wards and consists of 44 Local Government Areas namely: Ajingi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala, Dawakin Kudu, Dawakin Tofa, Doguwa, Fagge, Gabasawa, Garko, Garun Mallam, Gaya, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kabo, Kano Municipal, Karaye, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbotso, Kura, Kunchi, Madobi, Madobi, Makoda, Minjibir, Nassarawa, Rano, Rimin Gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tofa, Tsanyawa, Tudun Wada, Ungogo, Warawa and Wudil.

Life expectancy as at 2001 is about 51 years male and 53 years female with a total fertility rate (TFR) of about 6.8% (NDHS 2013). Although the population of the State is predominantly rural the distribution in terms of sex is almost equal between male 51% and female 49%. The pattern of population distribution similar across the forty-four LGAs and both in the urban and rural areas.

The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is estimated at 1,025 deaths per 100,000 live births. Mothers die frequently from complications of pregnancy and childbirth: anemia, obstetric hemorrhage, shock, sepsis and toxemias’. Other reasons for the high maternal mortality in the State include low ANC coverage, which stands at 64.3% (NDHS 2013) and the fact that delivery by health professionals and facility based delivery rates are 12.9% (NDHS 2013) respectively.