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Kano (nga)



Kano ranks 1,253rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Harrow, London, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and Tver. Memorable people born in Kano include Sani Abacha, Abdullah al-Thani, and Murtala Mohammed. Kano has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players. Kano is located in Nigeria.

Kano is the capital city of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. It is situated in the Sahelian geographic region, south of the Sahara. Kano is the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria. The Kano metropolis initially covered 137 square kilometres, and comprised forty four local government areas (LGAs) — Kano Municipal, Fagge, Dala, Gwale, Tarauni and Nasarawa; However, it now covers two additional LGAs — Ungogo and Kumbotso. The total area of Metropolitan Kano is now 499 square kilometres, with a population of 2,828,861 as of the 2006 Nigerian census; the latest official estimate is 3,931,300. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1938 and 1986, Kano was the birth place of 6 globally memorable people, including Sani Abacha, Abdullah al-Thani, and Murtala Mohammed.

People Born in Kano

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Most individuals born in present day Kano were politicians (3), soccer players (2), and businesspeople (1),  while most who died were .

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in Kano since 1700.