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A city of northern Nigeria northeast of Kaduna. A powerful Hausa city-state, particularly in the 1600s and 1700s, it was taken by the British in 1903. It is northern Nigeria's chief industrial city.
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(ˈkɑːnəʊ; ˈkeɪnəʊ)
1. (Placename) a state of N Nigeria: consists of wooded savanna in the south and scrub vegetation in the north. Capital: Kano. Pop: 9 383 682 (2006). Area: 20 131 sq km (7773 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in N Nigeria, capital of Kano state: transport and market centre. Pop: 674 100 (1996 est)
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(ˈkɑ noʊ)

a city in N Nigeria. 595,000.
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At length it reached the province of Damerghou; there the three travellers parted, and Barth took the road to Kano, where he arrived by dint of perseverance, and after paying considerable tribute.
He then managed to get back to Kano in November, thence to Kouka, where he resumed Denham's route after four months' delay.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji disclosed this on Tuesday in Kano.
Asante Kotoko will begin training on Tuesday after a day's rest following their arrival from Nigeria for their CAF Champions league first leg game against Kano Pillars.
Jiro Kano, chair of the Kano Public Interest Foundation, together with his wife Kaneko of the Kano Museum of Art, met the other day with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda to discuss the donation and its significance to the life and times of the former Philippine president.
by Times News Service Ahmed Kano Mubarak was given a special jersey with the number 150 emblazoned on the back, in place of the standard kit numbers that are found on football jerseys.
WKS comprised of Ahero, South West Kano, West Kano and Nokiso irrigation schemes.
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The hosts club had previously defeated Uganda's City Oilers ( 102-64), DR Congo's New Generation (108-67) and Nigeria's Kano Pillars (97-75) and lost to Morocco's 'AS SalAaAaAeA@ (71-78