People and Culture of Kwara State
The main ethnic groups in Kwara are Fulanis, Nupes, Barubas, and Yoruba. The state is hugely involved in agriculture and the principal crops are Cotton, Cocoa, Coffee, Kolanut, Tobacco, Benseed, and Palm produce. Mineral resources found in Kwara state are limestone, marble, feldspar, clay, kaolin, quartz, and granite rocks.
Kwara state has a very rich and highly interesting cultural heritage and among these are Durbar, which is associated with Edu. The durbar is usually held in honour of a new Emir or chief, to welcome august visitors and on Muslim festivals. There is also an annual boat festival called Pategi Regatta that features displays, fishing, and swimming competitions.
Geography Kwara State shares a boundary to its west with the Republic of Benin and has as its northern boundary, the Niger River. Kwara State comprises a rainforest in the southern parts with wooded savannah covering the larger part of the state. The soil is fertile and the state is well watered by the various tributaries of the Niger River which run through hills and valleys, none of which rise to any great height. The western section of the state is at a slightly higher altitude than the eastern.