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Panorama o Kano frae Dala Hill
Panorama o Kano frae Dala Hill
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Coordinates: 12°00′N 8°31′E / 12.000°N 8.517°E / 12.000; 8.517
Kintra Nigerie
StateKano State
 • GovrenorRabiu Musa Kwankwaso (PDP)
 • Metro
499 km2 (193 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Ceety2,163,225
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CEST)

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 Mey 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 19 Mey 2007.