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Enugu (/eɪˈnuːɡuː/ ay-NOO-goo; Igbo: Énugwú) is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. It is located in southeastern Nigeria. The city had a population of 722,664 according to the 2006 Nigerian census. The name Enugu is derived from the two Igbo words Énú Ụ́gwụ́ meaning "hill top" denoting the city's hilly geography. The city was named after Enugwu Ngwo, under which coal was found. Since the 17th century the location of present-day Enugu has been inhabited by the Nike (/niːˈkeɪ/ nee-KAY) subgroup of the Igbo people; one of Enugu's neighbourhoods still retains the village's old name Ogui. In 1900 the Southern Nigeria Protectorate was established by the colonial administration of the British Empire. The discovery of coal by the colonialists led to the building of the Eastern Line railway to carry coal from the inland city to the port of Port Harcourt, a city created for this purpose located 151 miles (243 km) south of what was called Enugu Coal Camp. Enugu was then renamed simply Enugu and developed as one of the few cities in West Africa created from European contact. By 1958 Enugu had over 8,000 coal miners. As of 2005 there are no significant coal mining activities left in the city. Enugu became the capital of the Eastern Region after Nigeria's independence in 1960; a succession of territorial adjustments in 1967, 1976 and 1991 led to Enugu becoming the capital of what is now Enugu State. On 30 May 1967 Enugu was declared the capital of the short-lived Republic of Biafra; for this Enugu is known as the "capital of Igboland." After Enugu was captured by the Nigerian armed forces, the Biafran capital was moved to Umuahia. Industries in the city include the urban market and bottling industries. Enugu is also one of the filming locations for directors of the Nigerian movie industry, dubbed "Nollywood". Enugu's main airport is the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. The main educational establishment in the city is the Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria based in Nsukka, a town north of Enugu and in the same state.

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Facts and Stats for Enugu*

  • Pollution Statistics in Enugu

    Know the pollution level of Enugu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Enugu: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Enugu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Enugu.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 87.5 (Very High)
  • Living in Enugu - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 29.69 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 89.66 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Enugu

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Enugu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 49.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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