Meaning of ABEOKUTA in English


City (pop., 1996 est.: 424,000), southwestern Nigeria.

Located about 60 mi (96 km) north of Lagos , Abeokuta was established с 1830 as a refuge from slave hunters. It was the chief town of the Egba, who long maintained a working relationship with the British; not until 1914 was it incorporated into British Nigeria. The modern town is an agricultural and exporting centre.

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.