Enugu

city in Nigeria

Enugu (/ˈnɡ/ (About this soundlisten) ay-NOO-goo;[6] Igbo: Énugwú)[7][8] is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. It is located in southeastern Nigeria. The city had a population of 722,664 in 2006.

Enugu

Énugwú
City
Photo of Enugu's Hills with the city straight ahead in the distance
August 2006 view of Enugu from the hills on the west side of the city
Nicknames: 
Coal City,
Capital of Igboland
Enugu indicated in a map of Nigeria
Enugu indicated in a map of Nigeria
Enugu
Enugu in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°27′10″N 7°30′40″E / 6.45278°N 7.51111°E / 6.45278; 7.51111Coordinates: 6°27′10″N 7°30′40″E / 6.45278°N 7.51111°E / 6.45278; 7.51111
CountryNigeria
StateEnugu
LGAEnugu East, Enugu North, Enugu South
Incorporatedin 1909
Founded byEnugwu-Ngwo and Ogui Nike people
Named forits hilly geography
Government
 • TypeExecutive Chairman-Council
 • Governing bodyLocal Government Council
 • PartyPDP
 • ChairmanEmeka Nnamani (Enugu North);
Paul Ogbe (Enugu South Urban);
Theresa Egbo (Enugu South Rural);
Christopher Ugwu (Enugu East)
Area
 • Total556 km2 (215 sq mi)
Elevation180 m (590 ft)
Population
 (2006 census)[3]
 • Total722,664
 • Rank9th
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Postcode
400...[4]
Area code(s)042[5]
ClimateAw
Websitehttp://www.enugustate.gov.ng/

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Enugu State Population". CityPopulation.
  2. Duckworth, Edward Harland (1961). "Enugu-Coal Town". Nigeria Magazine. Nigeria. Federal Ministry of Information. Cultural Division (70): 251.
  3. "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA : 2006 Population Census" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. "Nipost Postcode Map". Nigerian Postal Service. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  5. Williams, p. 87.
  6. Enugu (Dictionary.com Unabridged ed.), Random House, Inc., retrieved 2010-06-12
  7. Garry, Jane; Rubino, Carl R. Galvez (2001). Facts about the world's languages: an encyclopedia of the world's major languages, past and present. H.W. Wilson. p. 328. ISBN 978-0-8242-0970-4.
  8. Egbokhare, Francis O.; Oyetade, S. Oluwole (2002). Harmonization and standardization of Nigerian languages. CASAS. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-919799-70-4.