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Akure(äko͞o`rā), town (1991 est. pop. 143,000), S Nigeria. Timber is cut nearby and processed in Akure, which is also a cacao marketing center. Akure was a small independent YorubaYoruba
, people of SW Nigeria and Benin, numbering about 20 million. Today many of the large cities in Nigeria (including Lagos, Ibadan, and Abeokuta) are in Yorubaland.
..... Click the link for more information. kingdom until it was conquered by BeninBenin
, city (1991 est. pop. 203,000), S Nigeria, a port on the Benin River. Palm nuts and timber are produced nearby and processed in Benin, which is the center of Nigeria's rubber industry. Furniture and carpets are also made. The Univ.
..... Click the link for more information. in the early 19th cent. Great Britain gained control in 1894. Akure has an agricultural school, a teachers college, and a technology university.
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a city in SW Nigeria, capital of Ondo state: agricultural trade centre. Pop.: 434 000 (2005 est.)
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