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A state in Western Nigeria, Kwara State (Yoruba: pnl Kwárà) is bordered to the east by Kogi State, to the north by Niger State, to the south by the states of Ekiti, Osun, and Oyo, and to the west by the Benin Republic. Ilorin is the state’s capital, and there are 16 local government areas in the state.
Kwara, one of Nigeria’s 36 states, is the sixth least populous but ninth largest in terms of area, with an estimated 3.2 million residents as of 2016. Geographically, Kwara state is divided between the Guinean forest-savanna mosaic ecoregion in the center and the West Sudanian savanna in the west. The Niger River, which flows along the northern border into Lake Jeba before continuing as the border, is one of the state’s most significant geographic features. The Awun, Asa, Aluko, and Oyun rivers flow through the state’s interior. The Borgu sector of the Kainji National Park, a sizable national park in the extreme northwest of the state, is home to some of the few remaining West African lions on Earth as well as populations of grey heron, kob, hippopotamus, African bush elephant, olive baboon, and roan antelope. A small area of the Old Oyo National Park in the extreme southwest is home to populations of crowned and martial eagles, African buffalo, oribi, and patas monkeys.
Numerous ethnic groups have lived in Kwara state for a long time, with the majority of residents being Yoruba, though there are sizable minorities of Nupe in the northeast, Bariba (Baatonu), Busa (Bokobaru), and Fulani in Ilorin, who are nomadic herders who travel throughout the state.
The majority of what is now Kwara state was under the control of the Oyo Empire during the pre-colonial era, with some of the western regions falling under the control of the Nupe Kingdom (1531–1835) and the Borgu Kingdoms, which were populated by the Bariba, Boko, and Bissa people. The Sokoto Caliphate’s Gwandu domain was expanded upon by the Fulani jihad in the middle of the nineteenth century, annexing a portion of what is now the state of Kwara. British expeditions captured the region and added it to the Northern Nigeria Protectorate in the 1890s and 1900s. Later, in 1914, the Northern Nigeria joined with British Nigeria before gaining independence as Nigeria in 1960. Up until 1967, when the post-independence Northern Region was divided, the present-day Kwara state was a part of it. Since then, it has been a part of the West Central State. The state was renamed Kwara state in 1976, and it retained that name until the 1990s, when its far-northwest Borgu division was absorbed into the Borgu division of Niger state and its southeast was divided off to create a part of Kogi state.
The main agricultural products grown in Kwara state’s economy include coffee, cotton, groundnuts, cocoa, oil palm, and kola nuts. Services and the raising of animals, particularly cattle, goats, and sheep, are other important sectors, particularly in the city of Ilorin. Kwara State has many tertiary educational institutions and the joint-twentieth highest Human Development Index in the nation.