Benin City

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 (bə-nĭn′, bĕ-nēn′)
1. A former kingdom of western Africa, now part of Nigeria. It flourished from the 14th to the 17th century.
2. Formerly Da·ho·mey (də-hō′mē, dä-ô-mā′) A country of western Africa. Originally made up of several ancient kingdoms colonized by France in the 19th century, it became independent in 1960 and was renamed Benin in 1975. Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou the largest city.
3. also Benin City A city of southern Nigeria near the Benin River, about 160 km (100 mi) long. The city is known for its bronze works of art.

Benin City

(Placename) a city in S Nigeria, capital of Edo state: former capital of the kingdom of Benin. Pop: 1 022 000 (2005 est)

Benin′ Cit′y

a city in S Nigeria. 203,000.
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Professor Emeritus, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and Executive Director, Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED), Benin City, Nigeria
Matthews Anglican Primary School Benin City from where he proceeded to Eghosa Anglican Grammer School, Benin City for his secondary school education.
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