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Ibadan

Ibadan - description of the city:

In the south-west area of Nigeria there is an amazing resort-city-Ibadan. This town is astonishing not only for its architectural sights, but for its location-it is in the heart of farm districts, whose main business type is cultivation of the famous African cocoa, one of the main suppliers of Europe is precisely this country.

Not only the cocoa makes this city a really inserting to visitors from all over the world. Actually, this city is the main center of the Yоruba ethnic nationality. Ibadаn holds the third place in the country for its size and its population of 4 million local people. This town was built in the country in the late 17th c, and it was operated by the British administration in the period from 1893s to 1960s. Due to the mushroom growth of colonies England turned Ibadan into a major trade center, which it is to this day.

If we look at the city with relative to its historical chronicle, the first thing you should look at is the Ibadаn`s Historical Center, which is located on seven hills. There are clay fortified walls, which are preserved there to this day. On the top of one of the these hills is installed a viewing platform, which offers an amazing perspective of the city and its surroundings. About the modern city, it is located outside the city enclosure and, in general, it is shaped like a horseshoe.

In the modern Ibadаn are districts in European style, modern skyscrapers buildings, and the first in the continent television station with its openwork mast telecenter. This station is considered as the pride of the town and it is also a main referents point. Apart from the station the rank of the most momentous sights of the city is the first higher educational institution of the country`s University of Ibadаn.

In the city are lots of ample opportunities for cultural activity, a major suppler of which can be a very interesting entreatment park Trans-Wonderland, and much more.                        

Country Nigeria
International title Ibadan
Population 3,565,108 people
Timezone Africa/Lagos
State Oyo State
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 7.38778 x Longitude: 3.89639

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Winterpalais des Prinzen Eugen
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The palace was commissioned in 1694, by Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the most brilliant military commanders of his day, who entrusted the task to Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. It was subsequently extended by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt. It ...

Staatsoper
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In May 1869, when Vienna’s State Opera House opened to the strains of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, music lovers rejoiced that it would no longer be necessary to travel to Paris in order to hear good opera. Built in Neo-Renaissance style, the Opera Ho ...

Schwarzenbergplatz
Country: Austria

The elongated Schwarzenberg Square, one of the city’s grandest spaces, is best seen from the Ringstrasse, from where several important structures come into view together. In the foreground is the equestrian statue of Prince Karl Schwarzenberg, wh ...

Krems
Country: Austria

During the 11th and 12th centuries, Krems, then known as Chremis, was a serious rival to Vienna. Today, this attractive town on the left bank of the Danube, together with neighbouring Stein, is a popular destination. Visitors are enchanted by the b ...

Sjomannskirken
Country: Norway

Sjomannsmisjon, refers to the Seamen’s Mission. In 1954, this mission acquired a gorgeous building located on the Bygdoy. This building was used to help the sailors and others that were working in the Oslo Harbor. The building was a house and ...

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