Benin City

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Benin City
Aerial view of Benin City
Aerial view of Benin City
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Country25px Nigeria
StateEdo State
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 • Total1,495,800
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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]


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

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