The early settlers were traditional animists whose lives centred round the shrine of sumburbura or Saarkin ALjannu/ Ubangeji. Kano State was originally part of the Northern Region in the three-region structure of 1954. In 1967, the military government of General Yakubu Gowon established Kano State as its own entity. In 1991, Jigawa State was carved out of Kano State by the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
The state is mostly populated by the Hausa and Fulani people. Hausa is its most commonly spoken language. Islam is the most widely practised religion in the state.
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