Rano is a Local Government Area and headquarters of Rano Emirate council in Kano State, Nigeria. Rano is a local government area in Kano State with administrative headquarters in the town of Rano. Rano local government area is a Hausa-Fulani community in the southern senatorial district of Kano State otherwise known as Kano South Senatorial District alongside Albasu, Bebeji, Bunkure, Doguwa, Gaya, Kiru, Takai, Ajingi, Rogo, Kibiya, Tudun Wada, Garko, Wudil and Sumaila local government areas. Rano local government area also forms a federal constituency alongside Bunkure and Kibiya local government areas. It has an area of 520 km2 and a population of 145,439 at the 2006 census. The local government area is bounded to the north by Garun Mallam and Bunkure local government areas, to the east by Kibiya local government area, to the south by Tudun Wada local government area, and to the west by Bebeji local government area. The Rano local government council is in charge of public administration in Rano local government area. The council is led by a chairman who is the executive head of the local government. The Rano legislative council make laws governing Rano local government area. It consists of 10 Councillors representing the 10 wards of the local government area.

Rano Emirate
LGA and town
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Rano Emirate is located in Nigeria
Rano Emirate
Rano Emirate
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 11°33′26″N 8°35′00″E / 11.55722°N 8.58333°E / 11.55722; 8.58333Coordinates: 11°33′26″N 8°35′00″E / 11.55722°N 8.58333°E / 11.55722; 8.58333
Country Nigeria
StateKano State
 • First Class EmirAlhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa
Rano, Kibiya, Bunkure, Bebeji, Kura, Kiru, Tudun-Wada, Doguwa, Sumaila, Takai
 • Total520 km2 (200 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total145,439
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.KN.RA

The 10 wards in Rano local government area are: Dawaki, Lausu, Madachi, Rano, Rurum Sabon Gari, Rurum Tsohon Gari, Saji, Yalwa, Zinyau, Zurgu.

The postal code of the area is 710101.[1]


The history of Rano dated back to antiquity as its one of the oldest settlements in this part of Northern Nigeria, the kingdoms History started since 300 years before Christianity. The kingdom was fully established in the year 523AD by Kwararrafa warriors. The Kingdom witnessed three ruling dynasties as: - Kwararrafawa Ruled from 523 AD to 1001 AD, while Habe Ruled from 1001AD – 1819AD, then the Fulani's dynasty ruled from 1819 to date. As an autonomous kingdom in its own right, well over 40 kings ruled Rano kingdom before the advent of colonial rule.

The boundaries of Rano Kingdoms during the era stated above is as follows:

To the west Rano was bounded to Kofar Dan-Agundi Kano
To the east Rano was bounded to Gaya Emirate
To the west Rano was bounded to Zazzau, Kaduna state
To the south Rano was bounded to Ningi, Bauchi state.



The sequence of Kwararrafawa and Habe kings of Rano and their years of ruling is stated below: -

Kwararrafawa Dynasties

Habe Dynasties

Fulani Dynasties

  • Dikko (ruled 1819 - 1820)
  • Isyaku (ruled 1820 - 1835)
  • Umaru (ruled 1835 - 1857)
  • Alu (ruled 1857 - 1865)
  • Jibir (ruled 1865 - 1886)
  • Muhammadu (ruled 1886 - 1894)
  • Yusufu (ruled 1894 - 1903)
  • Ila (ruled 1903 - 1913)
  • Habuba (ruled 1913 - 1920)
  • Isa (ruled 1920 - 1924)
  • Yusufu (ruled 1924 - 1933)
  • Adamu (ruled 1933 - 1938)
  • Amadu (ruled 1938 - 1938)
  • Abubakar (ruled 1938 - 1983)
  • Muhammadu (ruled 1983 - 1985)
  • Isa (ruled 1985 - 2004)
  • Ila {TAFIDA} (ruled 2004 - 2020)
  • Kabiru (ruled 2020 - date)


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.