In Northern Nigeria, on the Jakara river is Kano city, the capital of Kano state traditionally founded by a blacksmith of the Gaya tribe.
Because of its massive commercial trading center, this teeming and vibrant city has gained the nickname “center of commerce.”
It is West Africa’s oldest city popularly known for its traditional arts and crafts. Continue reading to learn more about this historic, one-of-a-kind city in West Africa.
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Jobs in Kano
Find newly posted jobs, vacancies and services for hire locally. Most sites allow you to post a profile and get e-mail notifications about new jobs that apply to you.
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On the best and most popular job sites you will find vacancies in all categories of employment: Management, production, maintenance, quality, service, project management, IT, Health and social professions, transport, logistics and HR, but also postings in training, accounting, controlling, finance, marketing and communication. You can filter vacancies by industry such as production, manufacturing, software & IT, education, temporary work, agriculture, mining, engineering, health, pharmacy and hospitals.
Also check out the most popular classifieds sites. Classifieds sites almost always have a jobs & vacancies section, and a place to post your own resume.
For sale in Kano
On classifieds sites, you will find almost anything for sale – and you can post your own item to learn an extra income. Search and filter by categories or by location. Find the best deals in your city as well as nation-wide.
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On most classifieds and sales listings sites you will find items for sale in many categories. Most typical are Mobile Phones & Tablets, Electronics, Vehicles, Cars & Trucks, Real Estate, Fashion & Clothes, Jobs & Trainings, Business & Services and Beauty & well being. You will also find available job listings and seeking job / CVs, service ads, repair and construction and commercial equipment and tools.
Weather in Kano
Here you will find updated and accurate local forecasts for the city. Please check the hourly forecast as well as the daily forecasts. We also recommend a good mobile weather app like Weather Channel, AccuWeather or Radarscope to keep you constantly updated.
- Time & Day 14 day Extended forecast for Kano timeanddate.com/weather
- Hourly Forecast For Kano accuweather.com
- Kano 10 Day Forecast Weather.com
Nigeria has a tropical climate with different rainy and dry seasons, depending on the location. Most of the year it is hot and wet in the southeast but dry in the southwest and farther inland. Good national weather links are:
Weather forecasting and weather radars are the most typical ways of staying updated. Weather is typically indicated with sunny, cloudiness, rains and showers, storms and more. Most online weather apps will list the local location, temperature, precipitation, wind speed, humidty and pressure. Some might even include a UV index and what the weather “feels like” (like the chill factor). Forecasts typically look at Highs and Lows during the 24 hour day, wind, precipitation and precipitation chance.
More about Kano
Following Nigeria’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, Kano became the capital of Kano state in 1967. The city has six primary districts, each of which is subdivided into several smaller neighborhoods.
Kano’s old city, one of the state’s districts, is walled and filled with clay buildings, giving it a medieval feel.
Kano is a Muslim-majority state in Nigeria, and it is one of the few states in the country to operate under Sharia law within the Nigerian legal system. Attacks by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, inter-religious unrest, and extreme poverty are among the challenges facing the Kano state in the twenty-first century.
Kano was Nigeria’s most populous state, as per the 2006 national census. According to the National Bureau of Statistics’ latest estimates from 2016, Kano remains Nigeria’s most populous state. Kano, the state’s capital and largest city, is Nigeria’s second-most populous city after Lagos.
Kano is a major agricultural and manufacturing hub in modern times. In the state’s outlying areas, locals mostly engage in subsistence and commercial agriculture. Millet, cowpeas, sorghum, maize, and rice are among the food crops grown, while groundnut and cotton are cash crops.
Kano produces a lot of hides and skins, and sesame, soybean, cotton, garlic, Gum Arabic, and chili pepper.
Textile, tanning, footwear, cosmetics, plastics, enamelware, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, furniture, and other factories make Kano the second-largest industrial center in Nigeria after Lagos. Agricultural equipment, soft drinks, food and beverages, dairy products, vegetable oil, and animal feeds are among the other things. Kano is also the epicenter of Nigeria’s growing Islamic banking industry.
Attraction sites such as Kano Zoo, Gidan Rumfa, Kurmi market, and Kano Museum, among others, contribute to the economy.
Kano state’s religion is primarily Islam, and mosques are the most popular places of worship. There are also Christian churches and temples in the city.
Kano is home to public and private primary schools, high schools, universities, polytechnics, and colleges. Kano has several educational institutions, including Bayero University, Kano State Institute for Higher Education, an agricultural Research Institute, and an Arabic Law School.
The city’s modes of transportation include air, road, and rail.
The state government constructed new highways, overhead bridges, and other transportation facilities from 2006 to 2015. The Silver Jubilee flyover Bridge, the Kofar Kabuga underpass, and many 6-lane highways in the city are the most prominent.
In 2017, the Kano state ministry of works, housing, and transportation announced the signing of a contract with China Railway Construction Company for a 74-kilometer four-line light rail network. The Mallam Aminu Kano international airport serves the area.
The presence of industries, tourist attraction sites, and trade centers boosts the existence of Kano as a city.
Tip: For additional information about this city, check out local directories for information about residents, culture, businesses and tourism.
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