Overview of Nigeria Citie - Ibadan

2017-02-03 11:23:24

Ibadan, located in the southwestern part of Nigeria, about 130 kilometers northeast of Lagos, the largest city in Lagos, is also the capital of the state of Oyo, and is an important transport hub for Lagos to connect to the Nigerian region. Ibadan was the camp of the Yoruba people, occupied by the British in 1893, the rapid population growth, and gradually developed into an important industrial and commercial city of southern Nigeria. The current population of more than 3 million, second only to Lagos and Carnot, ranked third in the country.

Ibadan has an important strategic significance, is the defense of Lagos's military destination, in Nigeria's history has played a very crucial role. In July 1966, the military coup took place in Ibadan, where the head of the Nigerian government, Major General Aguy-Yon Longxi, was killed, leading directly to the outbreak of the Nigerian civil war. Former President of Nigeria, Obasanjo also served as commander of the garrison force, as its base camp.

Ibadan is cocoa, cassava, wood, palm oil, rubber and other agricultural products distribution center, food processing industry is more developed. Ibadan traffic developed, a number of highway radiation around the city of Elohim, Abe Okuta and so on. It is also an important node for the future Lagos-Kano railway project. Civil aviation, Ibadan has a small airport, there are flights to Abuja domestic routes.

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