Iseyin


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Iseyin

(ēsā`ăN), town (1991 est. pop. 192,000), SW Nigeria. The city, located in a tobacco-growing region, has an important traditional textile industry. Iseyin was the capital of a small 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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 kingdom under 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. In 1893 it came under British control. A rebellion in 1916 against British-imposed taxes was quelled.

Iseyin

 

a city in the Western Region of Nigeria. Population, 95,200 (1963). Its cottage industries include the processing of cloth and tobacco. Palm nuts are harvested and their oil is extracted.

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2003): Geophysical Investigation of the groundwater potential of Iseyin.
Enugu (Enugu State) 769,000,000 " Tade (Oyo State) 1,524,000 " Barkin Ladi (Plateau State 190,000,000 " Kankara (Katsina State) 32,000,000 " Illo, Kaoie, Giru (Sokoto Not quantified " State) Onibode (Oyo State) " " Koton-Kart'e (Kog State) " " Lisabi, Ibamajo, Aiyetoro " " Imugun (Ogun State) Iseyin Ogunmakin (Oyo State) " " Darazo (Bauchi State) " " Source: Information as supplied by Raw Material Sourcing for Manufacturing in Nigeria (1997) and Nehikhare (1985).
Belts in the southwest include Iseyin, Igarra, Egbe ,Isanlu, IfeIlesha,, lokoja -Jakura, and Toto-Gadabuike.