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Ibadan Travel Guide, Nigeria

The city of Ibadan is the capital for the inland Oyo state which is located in the South Western region of Nigeria. The city of Ibadan is an important hub which connects the coastal regions of Nigeria to the northern regions of the country. Ibadan is situated around 78 miles from the city of Lagos. The city of Ibadan expands over an area of around 128 kilometer square and this makes it the largest city in terms of area when compared to any other city of Nigeria.

Even though the city of Ibadan was the most populous city for the country of Nigeria during the independence of Nigeria but as of today cities like Kano and Lagos as overtaken the city of Ibadan in terms of population. As per the census of year 2006 the population of Ibadan is around 2550000 inhabitants. This population included the population of eleven governmental areas too.

The most prevalent ethnic group of Nigeria is Yoruba. They are spread in major parts of complete western Africa and their mother tongue is Yoruba Language. Around 21 percent of Nigerians are Yoruba and most the inhabitants of Ibadan are Yoruba itself. Hence the mother tongue of mostly every inhabitant of Ibadan is Yoruba Language itself.

British rule is responsible for the current academic infrastructure of Ibadan. British laid the foundation for the very first college, which used to run under the University of London. This was constructed somewhere in 1948. By the year 1962 this college was granted the status of university and it became the first official university for Ibadan. It was called as the University of Ibadan. This university is considered to be the best university when compared to any university of complete Africa. Since then many more universities and private schools have opened up in the city of Ibadan and the quality of education has become remarkable.

Most of the roads which connect one city to the other are referred to as highways in many countries but in Nigeria they are called as carriageways. The condition of road in and around the city of Ibadan isn’t very favorable for you to travel on them and hence we will suggest you to opt for rail transport or air transport to move in or out of the city.

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