Benin City

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Benin City
Major city
Benin City is located in Nigeria
Benin City
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°19′N 5°36′E / 6.317°N 5.6°E / 6.317; 5.6Coordinates: 6°19′N 5°36′E / 6.317°N 5.6°E / 6.317; 5.6
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Edo State
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,147,188

Benin City is one of the large cities in Nigeria. It is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It is a located about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Benin River, and 200 miles (320 km) by road east of Lagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts for oil is also an important traditional industry.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Benin, City, Nigeria, The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2005 Columbia University Press. Retrieved 18 February 2007