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Enugu

(ĕno͞o`go͞o), city (1991 est. pop. 279,000), SE Nigeria. It is a diversified industrial center and a road and rail hub. Furniture, ceramics, textiles, shoes, asbestos, cement, oxygen and acetylene gases, and steel are the chief products. Enugu developed as a mining town after the discovery of coal in 1909. In 1916 the railroad from Port HarcourtPort Harcourt
, city (1991 est. pop. 362,000), SE Nigeria, a deepwater port on the Bonny River in the Niger delta. It is an industrial and commercial center where steel and aluminum products, pressed concrete, glass, tires, paint, footwear, furniture, and cigarettes are
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 reached Enugu. The city served as capital of Nigeria's former Southern (1929–39) and Eastern (1939–67) regions, and of the short-lived secessionist state of BiafraBiafra, Republic of,
secessionist state of W Africa, in existence from May 30, 1967, to Jan. 15, 1970. At the outset Biafra comprised, roughly, the East-Central, South-Eastern, and Rivers states of the Federation of Nigeria, where the Igbo people predominated.
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 (1967–70). Coal mining in the area reached its height in the 1950s, slowed in the 1960s and 1970s because of civil war and Nigeria's increased petroleum production, and ended in the early 21st cent. A campus of the Univ. of Nigeria is in Enugu, as well as Enugu State Univ. of Science and Technology and other colleges.

Enugu

 

a city in Nigeria. Capital of Anambra State. Railroad and highway junction. Population, 187,000 (1975). Enugu is the center of a coalfield. The city has a steel rolling-mill plant, a cement plant, and a gasworks.

Enugu

a city in S Nigeria, capital of Enugu state: capital of the former Eastern region and of the breakaway state of Biafra during the Civil War (1967--70): coal-mining. Pop.: 549 000 (2005 est.)
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