Borno state came into existence on February
3rd, 1976 after
the split of the north-eastern state, it is
therefore located in the same region of Nigeria.
The present Borno state is a lot smaller than
the former, because Yobe state was carved out of
the western part of the state in 1991.
The state comprises of 27 local government
areas and shares boundaries as follows; Republic of Niger to the north, Republic of Chad to the north-east, Cameroon to the east, Adamawa
to the south, Gombe state to the south-west, and Yobe state to the
( the largest city) is the capital of Borno
state and also the main industrial centre. The
population of the state is estimated to be
4,151,193 and the main stay of the state's economy are
agriculture and livestock farming. Borno state is richly
blessed with numerous fishery and mineral
resources, traditions and cultural heritage. The
Kyarimi Park in Maiduguri, Lake Chad, Sambissa Game Reserve and Jaffi falls ( to
mention a few) serve as great tourist
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