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Located in the southeast of the country and covering an area of approximately 8,730km2, Enugu stretches from the states of Kogi and Benue to the north, Ebonyi to the east, Abia and Imo to the south and Anambra to the west.
Meaning "top of the hill" and nicknamed "the Coal City" in the early 1900s, Enugu became a major mining center when coal was discovered by Albert Kitson. The Biafran war brought widespread devastation and production was severely hampered by equipment damage and destruction. Nowadays, only small quantities of coal are railed to Port Harcourt for export. A visit to the coal mines can be a most interesting outing.
Enugu is a geographically diverse region. Its physical features change gradually from tropical rain forest to open wood-land and then to Savannah. Apart from a chain of low hills, the rest of the state is predominantly low land divided by several streams and small rivers.
Many goods are available at the countless open markets or from craftsmen along the roadside. The most popular markets in Enugu are Ogbete Market, Artisan Market and New Market where shoppers can purchase local foods, produce, clothing and fabrics, as well as handmade crafts and jewelry.
Visitors will find many interesting and diverse activities to enjoy here. Beautiful lakes, caves, springs, waterfalls and forests lie just outside the city. Visitors can enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the Udi and Awgu Hills. Several historical sites and shrines are nearby. The New Yam and Mmanwu festivals are enjoyed by visitors and locals annually.