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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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
..... Click the link for more information. . It was taken by the British in 1893.
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(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.
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a town in W Nigeria. Pop.: 500 000 (2005 est.)
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