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Kano
Ceety
Panorama o Kano frae Dala Hill
Kano is located in Nigerie
Kano
Kano
Cairt o Nigerie shawin the location o Kano
Coordinates: 12°00′N 8°31′E / 12.000°N 8.517°E / 12.000; 8.517
Kintra Banner o Nigerie Nigerie
State Kano State
Government
 • Govrenor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (PDP)
Area
 • Metro 499 km2 (193 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Ceety 2,163,225
 • Metro 2,828,861
  [1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)

Kano is a ceety in Nigerie an the caipital o Kano State in Northren Nigerie, in the Sahelian geographic region sooth o the Sahara. Its metropolitan population maks it the seicont lairgest ceety in Nigerie. The Kano urban aurie covers 137 km2 an comprises sax local govrenment auries (LGAs)Kano Municipal, Fagge, Dala, Gwale, Tarauni an Nassarawa — wi a population o 2,163,225 at the 2006 Nigerian census. The metropolitan aurie covers 499 km2 an comprises aicht LGAs — the sax mentioned abuin plus Ungogo an Kumbotso — wi a population o 2,828,861 at the 2006 Nigerian census.

The principal indwallers o the ceety are the Hausa fowk. As in maist pairts o northren Nigeria, the Hausa leid is widely spoken in Kano. The ceety is the caipital o the Kano Emirate. The current emir, Ado Bayero, haes been on the throne syne 1963. The ceety's Mallam Aminu Kano Internaitional Airport, the main airport servin northren Nigeria, wis named efter politeecian Aminu Kano.

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  1. Kano Municipal LGA population as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19.