Edo info

The major first languages spoken in the state are Etsako, Edo, Esan and Owan, Akoko Edo,Okpameri language and the Ijaw languages. Edo State is home to several ethnicities, among them the Bini, Esan, Afemai and Ijaw.

The University of Benin,Benin City, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Igbinedion University, Okada, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City and Auchi Federal Polythenic, Auchi are among the institutions of higher learning located in Edo State.

Tourist attractions in Edo State include the Emotan statue in Benin City, Ise Lake and River Niger beach in Agenebode, Etsakor-East; and the Somorika hills in Akoko Edo. The state produces crude oil.


Bays in Edo, Nigeria

Benin City, a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) in Edo State, southern Nigeria, is a city approximately twenty-five miles North of the Benin River. It is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos. Benin is the center of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts for oil is still an important traditional industry....

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