About Tarauni Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Tarauni local government area is situated in Kano state, North-west Nigeria with the headquarters of the LGA residing in the Unguwa Uku district of Kano city. Towns, districts, and villages that constitute Tarauni LGA include Unguwar Gano, Hotoro, Gyadi, Daurawa, Unguwar Uku, Darmawa, Babban Giji, and Tarauni. The estimated population of Tarauni LGA is put at 179,842 inhabitants with the area predominantly occupied by members of the Hausa/Fulani ethnic divisions. The Hausa language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Islam is widely practiced in the area. Notable landmarks in Tarauni LGA include the College of Arts and Islamic studies, Tarauni.


Tarauni LGA occupies a total area of 28 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 32 degrees centigrade. The LGA has a typical tropical climate and witnesses two distinct seasons which are the rainy and the dry seasons. The average humidity level in Tarauni LGA is put at 29 percent.


Trade is an important feature of the economy of Tarauni LGA with the area hosting a number of markets such as the Naibawa Cattle market which attracts several buyers and sellers. The rearing of animals is another critical economic activity in Tarauni LGA with animals such as horses, cows, rams, and goats reared in the area. Other important economic activities in Tarauni LGA include farming, hunting, and leather works.

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