Kumbotso local government area is in Kano state, North-west Nigeria and has its headquarters in the town of Kumbotso. Towns and villages that make up Kumbotso include Challawa, Farawa, Mariri, Yankusa, Tamburawa, Samegu, Kusaba, and Gwazaya. The estimated population of Kumbotso LGA is put at 195,413 inhabitants with the area mostly populated by members of the Hausa and the Fulani ethnic groups. The Hausa and the Fufulde languages are commonly spoken in the area while the religion of Islam is widely practiced in the LGA.
Kumbotso LGA covers a total area of 158 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 33 degrees centigrade. The area witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons. The average humidity level in Kumbotso LGA is put at 23 percent.
Kumbotso LGA has a vibrant trade sector with the area hosting several markets such as the Yanlemo fruit market which attracts hundreds of buyers and sellers each market day. Farming also flourishes in Kumbotso LGA with the area known for the cultivation of a variety of crops such as rice, beans, onions, and sorghum. Other important economic activities of the people of Kumbotso LGA include hunting, pottery, and animal rearing.
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