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KANO STATE

Kano State is located in Northwestern Nigeria. It became known to the outside world after the visits of the Leo Africans in AD 1513. tradition has it that the earliest settlers found in the area were the Abagayawa whose ancestor called Kano was said to have migrated from Gaya in the vicinity of Kano town in search of Iron-stone and charcoal. The small settlement evolved some sort of patrilineal organisation structure at the apex of
KOFAR MATAR DYEING PITS

The Kano indigo-vegetable dyeing pits ae one of the most fascinating aspects of the old city. Various designs are folded into the material before dyeing and the fabric is often beaten to achieve the shiny, indescent appearance. The techniques employed to obtain this look are unmatched around the world. And, although the methods they use are ancient, these lush works of art on fabric always remain extremely popular and continue to be in great demand.
KANO STATE
which was a man called BARBUSHE - a hunter, a priest, an able leader and a man of enormous stature. Tradition credits him with so much prowess and strength, he was according to oral tradition, able to kill an elephant with a stick and carry it on his back. Barbushe was the high priest of the supreme deity, TSUMBURBURA, around whose worship this small peaceful community was built. The shrine of this deity is sited at a tree on the DALA HILL.

Kano consists of wooded savanna in the south and scrub vegetation in the north snd is drained by the Kano-Chalewa-Hadejia river system. The state's light sandy soils are excellent for growing peanuts(groundnut) a major export. Other crops include, cotton, onions, indigo, tobacco, wheat, gum arabic, sorghum, beans, cowpeas and maize. Cattles, horses, goats and sheeps are grazed and hides and skin are exported. In Kano tin and columbite are mined.
Most of the State's inhabitants are Hausas and Fulanis, but ther are also Nigerians form other parts of the country, Arab traders and Europeans.
Attractions
KANO CITY WALL

This is an ancient city wall with a 14km radius earth structure and it has other associated sites that are made up of Dala Hills, Kurmi Market and Emir's Palace. The wall was completed in 14th Century to provide  security to the growing population of the old Kano city in the wake of any external aggression.
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DURBAR FESTIVAL

Kano State Durbar or Hawan Sallah as is locally called is a royal parade of thousands of men on horses adorned with garments and regalia. It is a colourful display of culture full of pomp and pageantry. A spectacular traditional concert of and bazaar of African music.
KURMI MARKET

Kurmi market is one of Africa's oldest local market. It is located in the old city and is a maze of narrow alleys where you can find pretty much anything, shop for everything from carvings, calabashes, to to jewellery, brassworks, leather goods and pottery.
MINJIBIR WEAVING CENTRE

This is an area where the ancient weaving industry still thrives. Walking through this typical African Village, you can watch local weavers at their daily work.
DAWAKIN TOFA POTTERY

In Dawakin Tofa you can see pottery making at its best. Almost every citizen at Dawakin knows this art and it is still practiced in most homes.
TIGA DAM
GIDAN MAKAMA MUSEUM
THE EMIR'S PALACE AND ITS FESTIVITIES
DALA HILL

AUDU BAKO ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
BAGAUDA LAKE HOTELS & RESORTS
KUSALLA DAM AND FISHING CENTRE
KANO STATE HISTORY MUSEUM
FALGORE GAME RESERVE

ROXY AMUSEMENT PARK
COOKY AMUSEMENT PARK
HILLS & VALLEY AMUSEMENT PARK DAWAKIN KUDU
KANO CITY GATES AND WALLS

During the reign of Sarkin Kano Usman Giji Masu Dan Wasiri, the grandson of Bagauda, the third King in the Habe dynasty he decided to build and surround the ancient city with a wall as protection against external invaders. This was the year 1112 AD.
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KANO STATE HISTORY MUSEUM

Kano State History museum is at Gidan Dan Hausa house has a collection of artefacts from stone age to present day within the colonial house of the governor from the 1900's. A friendly tour guide will explain all objects to tourists.
Emir of Kano's Palace
Kofar Matar Dyeing Pits
Kano City Wall
Durbar Festival
Kano State Museum of History
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HOTELS IN KANO STATE
Kano State of Nigeria
New Palace Hotel
New Palace Hotel
An ultra modern hotel with 32 tastefully and exquisitely furnished rooms of varying class all designed to meet international hospitality standards.
Gibson Royal Motel
Duala Hotel
Gibson Royal Motel
Hotel with a mission to take hospitality industry beyond mere accommodation, by providing a peaceful and secured homely environment for their visitors world.
Duala Hotel
Duala Hotel offers full hotel services to their numerous clients. Their experience has created a tradition of hospitality that is evident in everything they do.
Prince Hotel
Prince Hotel
Hotel with elegantly decorated bedrooms, excellent variety of food and drink,  beautiful recreational facilities and flawless service.
Bagauda Lake Hotel
P.M.B. 3121,
Kano.

Central Hotel
1, Bompai Road,
P.O. Box 3023 Kano
Tel: 064-601120, 600520

Duala Hotel

150, Murtala Muhammed Way,
P.M.B. 3228,
Kano.
Tel: 064-601140

Kano Guest Inn

30, Zungeru Road,
Tel: 064-622717, 622282

Liberty Holdings Hotel
I.B.B. Way, Kofar Kaura Quarters,
Kano.
Tel:064-30782

New Palace Hotel
I.B.B. Way, Kofar Kaura Quarters,
Kano.
Tel:064-30920

Usman Memorial Hotel
268, Kurmawa Quarters,
Kano.
Tel:064-624249.
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