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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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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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a city in N Nigeria. 595,000.
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