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Benin City
City
Benin
Aerial view of Benin City
Aerial view of Benin City
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Edo State
Area
 • Total 465 sq mi (1,204 km2)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 1,495,800
 • Density 3,217.7/sq mi (1,242.4/km2)

Benin City is one of the large cities in Nigeria. It is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It is a located about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Benin River, and 200 miles (320 km) by road east of Lagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts for oil is also an important traditional industry.

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