Benin City

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Benin City
City
Benin
Aerial view of Benin City
Aerial view of Benin City
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Coordinates: 6°20′00″N 5°37′20″E / 6.33333°N 5.62222°E / 6.33333; 5.62222Coordinates: 6°20′00″N 5°37′20″E / 6.33333°N 5.62222°E / 6.33333; 5.62222
CountryFlag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
StateEdo State
Area
 • Total465 sq mi (1,204 km2)
Population
(2015)
 • Total1,495,800
 • Density3,200/sq mi (1,200/km2)

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