kwara state, chi state ki di ẹfu western nigeria, ki hiọmẹ kpai east ti ọwọ kogi state, lo tì north lo tì ọwọ niger state, kpamani ti ọwọ south tì ọwọ ekiti, osun, kpamani oyo states, eñwu ki chi ki ni hiọmẹ kpai western ti ki jeñwu añolanwu ka dì oji-anè amenedudu ki d’ìba Nigeria oñwu che áne odada abeki oji kpali ki hiọmẹ gbi Nigeria ku ma ado oduñwu benin republic. ugbẹta nwu chi ẹfu ewo ilorin kpaì ma nwu state nì gomenti yi oji éwo Keke (local government area egweafa)
Ẹfu ami states ogwu egwa ny'omefa ki di nigeria, kwara nwu èki-èlà lile efu àdogbo, ama onwu chi èki-èfa kèkè nyeju, ki ni estimated population ẹyi agunu 3.2 million adiko ọdọ 2016. òmè-ilè, kwara state che kperu agbada west sudanian savanna ẹfu west, kpamani guinean forest–savanna mosaic ecoregion ẹfu state le kibọ. important geographic features of the state include rivers, with the niger flowing along the northern border into lake jeba, before continuing as the border, while the awun, asa, aluko, kpamani oyun rivers aru li interior nwu. Ẹfu ona jiji northwest ẹyi state le chi borgu section ẹyi kainji national park, national park lilẹ kini populations ẹyi grey heron, kob, hippopotamus, african bush elephant, olive baboon, kpamani roan antelope, along with some of the last remaining west african lions ẹfu earth. ona jiji southwest, a small part of the old oyo national park ni crowned eagle, martial eagle, african buffalo, oribi, kpamani patas monkey populations.
kwara state íteté ní alí ka kwí ódo gwé kubí kpaí amí újo íchí íchí, abo ku ma chí ógbogege omó chí amí íyají ku ma dòdó ojané state, tabalé ama kichí ómuné ño dòmo gé onw chí ami nupe efu yí northeast, bariba (baatonu) kpaí busa (bokobaru) àmone kí dé ẹfí ojané west, manyu úwéwé kêka amí íchí fulani efu ilorin, am alulé léfu state dabí nomadic herders.
Íko amí pre-colonial , ójilé amí area ku ma dí kwara state aboji ma dí oyo empire, kpaí amí ícha kí bo dí western portions borgu kingdoms àmone bariba, boko kpaí amoné bissa , kpaí ojiane nupe (1531-1835). Efi mid 1800s, amí fulani jihad annexed i chą Kubo ma abojí īchí state yí kwara kpaí placed the area under the gwandu sphere of the sokoto caliphate. in the 1890s and 1900s, british expeditions occupied the area and incorporated it into the northern nigeria protectorate. the northern nigeria later merged into british nigeria in 1914, ta kí Nigeria ní ujadú, ku ma né olama kw'efu ọwọ amenfu efu ódò 1960. originally, kwara ki chí state abojí chí de‘ fu amí ukpa post-independence northern region wa efu ofo 1967, ẹgba kí region kparú manyu ame a ta kí ma damí west central state. éfu ódò 1976, odu ñwu mu roda tí Kwara state kpaí odu ñwu dago gbogbo tí efu odo 1990s, íko kí southeast che kparu ku ma dama kí mu dí íba kogi state kpaíícha jiji rí northwest borgu division was annexed into the borgu division of niger state.
economically, kwara state né ané úché naná amenwu óko domó úché ku ma gbaju alo chí , coffee, cotton,òpaà, cocoa, ékpa, manyu obì .eñwu ómuné kí chogbogaga ge chí industries are services,ólolonwu che kí dí efí ewo ilorin, kpaí amenwu oré onwu che àmí éla kpai ranching ya amí cattle, àwúo, kpaí àlàa. kwara state has the joint-twentieth highest human development index in the country and numerous institutions of tertiary education.óhila
Ma choné kwara state efu óchu ékélu nolu ojo ogwu nyo mebie efu ódò 1967, ẹgba kí amí soja gw'ọwọ ñwu federal government ẹgba kí general yakubu gowon dí Nigeria kparu ùgbo region méla ta kí ma choda ka kí federation eí nigeria kí kparu state megwejí . egba ku ma choné , state le ya mu dama kpai amí ilorin kubí kpaí kabba provinces of the then northern region and was initially named the west central state but later changed to "kwara", a local name for the river niger, in the hausa language.akwi efu ódò 1976
kwara state hané e wané ta kwubí le talu kíde kubí le alu ku ma chane choné amí state tìto efu nigeria.efu óchu ékéji nolu megwétà efu ódò 1976, ami idah/dekina ọwọ ka mu códá kwí state le ta kpaí í gbó dama manyu ìbà m benue/plateau state ku ma chí benue state.
Ojo kochù ēkejo nolu ogwu nyo mebie efu ódo1991, amí f local government areas mélu oñwu chamí , oyi, yagba, okene, okehi kpaí kogi ma nwo che Kuma dama kí mudí íba new kogi state, while a sixth, borgu local government area, was merged with niger state. ùgbo kí chí efi ewo amone eñwu wéwé tule chí local governments are ilorin kpaí offa.
kwara state has numerous mineral resources such as tourmaline, tantalite, and many mineral deposits in the northern part. cocoa and kolanut in the southern parts oke - ero, ekiti and isin lga.
Adiko ọdọ 2006, wéwé amone kí dí state yí kwarans chi 2.37 million,da dàlu ki amí agbaluka ka ya nigerian census 2006 ku ma che . eyí egbaluka efí aléjunw efi alu Koda ka agunu 1.69% ẹyi nation's total population having relied upon immigration for population growth and socioeconomic development. the principal ethnic groups are yoruba, nupe, fulani and baruba.
residents of the state are sometimes referred to as kwarans.
Ami ichi omune kuma ka efu kwara state chi busa, boko, kpamani sorko.
kwara state consists of sixteen local government areas. they are:
like every other states in nigeria, kwara state has had a mix of civilian and military governors. the first governor of kwara state was david bamigboye.the current governor of kwara state is governor abdulrazaq abdulrahman, who emerged victorious in the march 9, 2019's governorship election, with the political party apc. abdulrahman abdulrazak was sworn in on may 29, 2019, making him the 4th democratic governor of kwara state and the 20th governor of kwara state overall.kayode alabi is serving as the deputy governor of kwara state under abdulrahman's administration.
kwara state ni federal university, the university of ilorin, a state university, kwara state university kpamani seven other privately owned universities: al-hikmah university, landmark university, summit university, crown hill university, thomas adewumi university, ahman pategi university and university of offa. kwara state also has five approved polytechnics; a federal polytechnics, federal polytechnic offa, a state owned polytechnics, kwara state polytechnic and three privately owned: the polytechnic igbo owu, lens polytechnic and graceland polytechnic. of the fifteen colleges of education in kwara state, eleven are owned by private establishments: college of education ilemona, muhyideen college of education, kinsey college of education, ilorin, kwara state, moje college of education, erin-ile, imam hamzat college of education, ecwa college of education, college of education offa, nana aisha college of education, adesina college of education and pan african college of education. four colleges of education ẹfu kwara state are funded by the star government: kwara state college of education ilorin, college of education oro, kwara state college of education (technical) lafiagi kpamani one federal government's institution offering nce, the nigeria army school of education. there is also a navy school, nigerian navy school of health science, irra road, offa and an aviation college, international aviation college, ilorin.
kwara state ni ami hospitals wẹwẹ kpamani medical health cares; these include:
- general hospital illorin
- university of illorin teaching hospital
- life line hospital
- lifefount hospital
- balm hospital
- sadiku hospital
- kwara state civil service hospital
- sobi specialist hospital
- anchormed hospital
- mimtaz hospital
- asa dam hospital
important tourist attractions in kwara state include esie museum, owu waterfalls, one of the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in west africa. imoleboja rock shelter, ogunjokoro, kainji lake national parks, now in niger state and agbonna hill—awon mass wedding in shao. there is also sobi hill amongst other, which is the largest landform in ilorin, the state capital. a huge natural reserve also divides the state into east and west. ero omola waterfall is also tourist attractions
the nigerian railway corporation extends services from lagos through the state to the northern part of the country. ilorin airport is a major center for both domestic and international flights and has now been built up into a hub for transportation of cargoes.
agriculture is the main source of the state's economy and the principal cash crops are: cotton, cocoa, coffee, kola nut, tobacco, sesame and palm produce. kwara state is home to shonga farms, a product of the back-to-farm project of one of the past administrators of the state, dr. abubakar bukola saraki. shonga farms is made up of 13 commercial farmers. mineral resources in the state are petroleum, gold, limestone, marble, feldspar, clay, kaolin, quartz and granite rocks.
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- hygiene and sanitation
the government of nigeria is increasingly aware of problems emanating from poor environmental sanitation, and kwara state is working on improving its environment and sanitation. on september 22, 2020, kwara state governor officially commenced the 'clean kwara' campaign to end open defecation and promote good hygiene in the state. the state government is working to fix all the roads and waterways to ensure free water flow, putting in efforts to ensure water sanitation, building toilets and making clean water accessible. this is also to promote sustainable development goals 3 & 6 (general access to safe and affordable drinking water and access to adequate and equitable sanitation, hygiene for all, and end open defecation by 2030)
sporting activities are managed by the state sports council. the importance attached to sports led to the construction of a stadium, named—kwara state stadium complex. the facilities available at the stadium complex are mainbowl, indoor sports hall, hostel, recreational press center as well as an olympic size swimming pool. the state is actively represented both in football and basketball. the state is the home to the kwara united football club, abs fc and kwara falcons basketball club.
- abdulrahman abdulrazaq, politician
- bukola saraki, politician
- abdulmajeed abdulrazak alaro. islamic scholar 
- david abioye, cleric
- cornelius adebayo, politician
- femi adebayo, actor and film producer
- tunde adebimpe, musician
- kemi adesoye, screenwriter
- abdulfatah ahmed, banker and politician
- simon ajibola, politician
- mustapha akanbi, lawyer
- sheik adam abdullah al-ilory, islamic scholar
- sarah alade, former cbn governor
- lola ashiru, architect and politician
- adamu atta, politician
- kunle afolayan, actor, film director and producer
- ayeloyun, musician
- joseph ayo babalola, cleric
- david bamigboye, soldier
- theophilus bamigboye, soldier and politician
- salihu modibbo alfa belgore, jurist and former chief justice of nigeria
- oga bello, actor and producer (real name adebayo salami)
- ibrahim gambari, diplomat
- yusuf gobir, administrator
- ola ibrahim, naval officer
- rafiu adebayo ibrahim, politician
- tunde idiagbon, soldier
- ahmed mohammed inuwa, politician
- joana nnazua kolo, commissioner for youth and sports development
- farooq kperogi, journalist
- mohammed shaaba lafiagi, politician
- lágbájá, musician
- salaudeen latinwo, soldier
- mohammed lawal, naval officer
- lai mohammed, lawyer and politician
- saliu mustapha, politician
- ibrahim yahaya oloriegbe, politician
- abdulkadir orire, first grand khadi of the kwara state sharia court of appeal
- david oyedepo, cleric
- wasiu alabi pasuma, musician
- gbemisola ruqayyah saraki, politician
- olusola saraki, politician
- toyin saraki, healthcare philanthropist
- abdulfatai yahaya seriki, politician
- abdulrazzaq ibrahim salman, cleric
- bola shagaya, businessman
- tony tetuila, musician
- rashidi yekini, soccer player
- abimbola abolarinwa, urologist
- rukayat shittu, journalist and politician
- kwara state executive council
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