Kano is a city in Northern Nigeria and the capital of Kano State.
Kano is the largest city in northern Nigeria. It has a population of around 2 million giving it a busy atmosphere. It is an ancient trading city inhabited for well over a thousand years. Despite the international airport there is little tourist trade, but there are still surprisingly many attractions to visit and, as with the rest of Nigeria, the joy is in the people and the buzz of the streets. The city is predominantly Muslim with a small percentage of Christians and traditional religions. Sharia law was introduced around 2001 so closely follow the standards of Sharia Law. There have been sectarian riots, but this is mainly due to political tensions and is not targeted at foreigners. Foreign currency is not usually accepted so get some Nigerian Naira at a bank or an ATM. Electricity brownouts are a common problem and don't expect the cleanest of streets. The official language is English, but the language of the street is Hausa.