[134], Many of the hospitals in Enugu are privately run. If you use our datasets on your site or blog, we ask that you provide attribution via a link back to this page. However, recent estimates has it that the population of the commercial state has increased by about 3 million. [140] Enugu State has a HIV/AIDS prevalence of 6.5%, one of the highest in the country. The Enugu Rangers, a first-division professional league association football team, is Enugu's home team that plays in the Nigerian Premier League and are based in the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. As of 2005[update] there are no significant coal mining activities left in the city. [17][18] Europeans first arrived in the Enugu area in 1903 when the British/Australian geologist Albert Ernest Kitson led an exploration of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate to search for especially valued mineral resources under the supervision of the Imperial Institute, London. After Enugu was captured by the Nigerian armed forces, the Biafran capital was moved to Umuahia.

[134] The governor has said that the state has bought some ambulance service vehicles in March 2010. All-populations.com used data from the number of the population from official sources. New Market is a major market for the sale of garri. It was at this time that he met and became friends with Nigerian poet Christopher Okigbo where they started the publishing house Citadel Press, among its titles How the Dog was Domesticated and How the Leopard Got His Claws. Its headquarters are in the city of Enugu. [133] Some of the specialist hospitals in Enugu include the Psychiatric Hospital Enugu and the National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu (NOHE).

This is the 3rd most populated state in Nigeria. [22][23] Enugu became a major coal mining area and the only significant one in West Africa. This festival is held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium as a parade of carnival-like masquerades that are accompanied by music and it is supported by the Enugu Council of Arts and Culture. The State's area code is 042, while its ISO 3166 code is NG-EN. [102] Enugu State Broadcasting Service Television (ESBS-TV) is a state owned television broadcasting company which offers 18 hours of continuous broadcasting on weekends. [80] The motives of kidnappers in Enugu are primarily financial and some ransoms went into the millions of Naira. [62][63] Enugu South is split between its rural and urban parts when electing an Executive Chairman. [126], The former Eastern Region was once famed for producing half the world's total output of palm kernels.

[40] Enugu's hills at the extreme may reach an elevation of 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). [93] Some prominent musicians with origins in Enugu include Sonny Okosun, an afrobeat musician who was born and raised in Enugu and joined his first band The Postmen that was based in the city in 1965;[94][95] Celestine Ukwu joined Michael Ejeagha's Enugu based Paradise Rhythm Orchestra in 1962 before creating his own band[96] and had a recreational club in the city after the Nigeria Civil War;[97] other musicians include 2Face Idibia; a Hip hop/R&B musician who partly grew up and studied music in the city. The tallest building in Enugu's Central Business District (CBD) is the African Continental Bank (ACB) tower with six stories. [129] Consequently, the area called Enugu State as well as the rest of Nigeria, which was once a self-sufficient net exporter in agricultural produce, must import food. Antiques of the old residence of the colonialists called the " Europeans quarters" still abound on the Hill-top, an outskirt of Enugwu-Ngwo town. By 1909 coal was found under the village of Enugwu Ngwo[2] in the Udi and Okoga areas and by 1913 the coal was confirmed to be in quantities that would be viable commercially. [37] Enugu remained as the capital of the newly created Enugu State, while Awka became the capital of the new Anambra State. According to the 2006 census, Edem has a population of 279,089 people. [47] Other weather conditions affecting the city include Harmattan, a dusty trade wind lasting a few weeks of December and January. Enugu Zoo is another attraction in the city. [103] Enugu, after Lagos is the preferred city for shooting films in Nigeria and a film production centre in the East. [30] A northern headed war on the secession (1967—1970) and continuous attacks on the Igbos in other part of Nigeria lead[2] Igbos from northern and western Nigeria to return to their "native" areas in eastern Nigeria and Enugu became a destination.

[141], Enugu is located on the narrow-gauge Eastern Line railway linked to the city of Port Harcourt; the Enugu train station is by the side of the National Stadium; dating back to its coal-mining origins, it is located on Ogui Street. Backlinks from other websites and blogs are the lifeblood of our site and are our primary source of new traffic. [54] In the middle of Enugu is the Michael Okpara Square, dedicated to the premier of the former Eastern Region Michael Okpara. Godfrey Okoye University, Caritas University, Renaissance University, Coal City university, Novena University, Esut Business School. The name Enugu is derived from the two Igbo words Énú Ụ́gwụ́ meaning "hill top" denoting the city's hilly geography. Enugu, usually referred to as Enugu State to distinguish it from the city of Enugu, is a state in southeastern Nigeria, created in 1991 from part of the old Anambra State.Its capital and largest city is Enugu, from which the state derives its name.The principal cities in the state are Enugu, Ohum, Ezeagu, Ngwo, Nsukka, Agbani, Awgu and Udi.

[61] A Local Government Council exists for each of these seats that manages sectors including primary education and health; an elected Executive Chairman and a group of elected Councillors form the Local Government Council that heads each Local Government Area. Ibadan, the capital of Oyo is the largest city in west Africa.

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