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Ilesha

(ēlā`shä), city (1991 est. pop. 334,000), SW Nigeria. Formerly a caravan trade center, Ilesha is today an agricultural and commercial city. Cacao, kola nuts, palm oil, and yams are shipped from there. There is a sawmill, and alluvial gold is found. Ilesha was the capital of the 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.
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 Ilesha kingdom of the OyoOyo
, city (1991 est. pop. 226,700), SW Nigeria. It is primarily a farming town, producing tobacco, yams, and cassava. Traditional artisans make textiles and leather goods and carve utensils from shells of the calabash gourd. Oyo was founded c.
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 empire. After Oyo's collapse in the early 19th cent., Ilesha became subject to IbadanIbadan
, city (1991 est. pop. 1,263,000), SW Nigeria. The second largest city in Nigeria, it is a major commercial center. Manufactures include metal products, furniture, soap, and handicrafts.
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. It was taken by the British in 1893.

Ilesha

 

(Bol’shaia Ilesha, Iliasha), a river in Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR, a right tributary of the Pinega River. Length, 204 km; basin area, 2,250 sq km. It is fed by a number of sources, predominantly melted show.

Ilesha

a town in W Nigeria. Pop.: 500 000 (2005 est.)
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