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Ibadan is the capital of Oyo State. It is the third biggest city in Nigeria by population, and the biggest in geographical area. At independence, Ibadan was the biggest and the most heavily populated city in Nigeria and the third in Africa after Cairo and Johannesburg. It is situated in south-western Nigeria, 128 km inland northeast of Lagos and 530 km southwest of Abuja, the federal capital and is a famous transportation point between the coastal area and the areas to the north. Estimated population of the city is around 2,550,593 (2006), including 11 local government areas. Estimated population of central Ibadan is around 1 338 659 (2006), the total are of the city is around 128 km². The city is the administrative center of the old Western Region, Nigeria since the days of the British colonial rule, and parts of the city’s ancient protective walls still stand to this day. The principal inhabitants of the city are the Yoruba people.

The city is situated in southwestern Nigeria about 120 km east of the boundary with the Republic of Benin in the forest zone close to the border between the forest and the savanna. The city ranges in elevation from 150 m in the valley area, to 275 m above sea level on the major north-south ridge which crosses the central part of the city

With its deliberate position on the non-operational railway line linking Lagos to Kano, the city is a main center for trade in cassava, cocoa, cotton, timber, rubber, and palm oil. The major industries in the region include the processing of agricultural products; flour-milling, leather-working and furniture-making. There is abundance of clay, kaolin and aquamarine in its environs, and there are several cattle ranches, a dairy farm as well as a commercial abattoir in Ibadan. In mid 70’s it was the largest city in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1952, it was estimated that the total area of the city was approximately 103.8 km² However, only 36.2 km² was built up. This meant that the remaining 67 km² were devoted to non-urban uses, such as farmlands, river floodplains, forest reserves and water bodies.

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