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Abeokuta is the largest city and capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna; 48 miles north of Lagos by railway, or 81 miles by water. As of 2005, Abeokuta and the surrounding area had a population of 593,140.

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Google previewThe Church Missionary Review (1878)

Abeokuta is a large and widely-spread town, but it is very irregularly arranged, and not kept with any regard to neatness and decency and the ordinary laws of sanitation. Houses more or less thickly peopled. are irregularly built and very often ...


Abeokuta is a large and widely-spread town, but it is very irregularly arranged, and not kept with any regard to neatness and decency and the ordinary laws of sanitation. Houses more or less thickly peoplel are irregularly built and very often ...

Google previewHenry's School Geography (1867)

by Joseph FERNANDEZ (B.A.)

Abeokuta is a place of great interest, as a town composed of christianized negroes. Benin is on the right bank of the Niger mouth, and Biafra on the left. Lownn. GUINEA stretches from the equator S. to 16 degrees S. latitude, and includes the ...

Google previewTradition and Creativity in Tribal Art

Abeokuta is a pottery- making center and images in clay Abdtan: A Master Potter of the tgbddo Yoruba 123.

Google previewMeet Our New Student From Nigeria (2010)

by Anna M. Ogunnaike

ABOUT THE COVER: Abeokuta is a city of 200,000 people in Ogun State. Abeokuta is the birthplace of many famous Nigerians, including past president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, and Nobel Prize–winning author Wole Soyinka.

Google previewBeiträge Zur 15. Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung, Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft (2010)

by Manfred Schrenk

Abeokuta is a historic Yoruba town, formed by the Egbas in 1830. The town has become increasingly cosmopolitan as a result of the elevation in status of ...

Google previewNigeria (2008)

The Bradt Travel Guide by Lizzie Williams

Abeokuta means literally 'under the rock';.

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Middle East and Africa (1994)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

Abeokuta contained several Christian sects, including Wesleyans, Episcopalians, Northern State Baptists, and Southern State Baptists, each with only a few representatives. Approximately 1 ,500 Christian converts were registered at that time.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World (2015)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

Abeokuta, a new town founded in 1830 in southwestern Yorubaland, seemed an ideal location for an African American settlement.

Google previewDictionary of World Biography: The 20th century, O-Z (1999)

by Frank Northen Magill

Born: July 13, 1934; Abeokuta, Nigeria Area of Achievement: Literature Contribution: The first African ever to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Soyinka is generally held to be Nigeria's foremost contemporary dramatist and possibly the most ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010)

by Abiola Irele

Abeokuta, a Yoruba town located in southwestern part of what is now Nigeria, became the first hinterland town to embrace missionaries and give opportunities to the Creoles and the Recaptives. The two classes of returnees contributed greatly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Africa (2010)

by Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates

Abeokuta translates as Òunder the rocks,Ó or Òrefuge among rocks,Ó and refers to the cityÕs location on the craggy east bank of the Ogun River. The early city comprised four Egba subgroups, the Ake, Gbagura, Oke-Ona, and Owu, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

1934, Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria playwright, poet, novelist, and Nobel Prize- winner ...

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Abeokuta Climate March/Cleanup

Peoples Climate March/City Cleanup in Abeokuta ahead of COP21

Photo credit: Climate & Sustainable Devpt Network

Scrabble value of A1B3E1O1K5U1T1A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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