Ajaokuta

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Ajaokuta
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Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill
Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill
Ajaokuta is located in Nigeria
Ajaokuta
Coordinates: 7°33′22″N 6°39′18″E / 7.55611°N 6.65500°E / 7.55611; 6.65500
Country  Nigeria
State Kogi State
Area
 • Total 1,362 km2 (526 sq mi)
Population (2006 Census)
 • Total 122,321
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 263
ISO 3166 code NG.KO.AJ

Ajaokuta is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria and a town within it on the left bank of the Niger River. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Egayin in the south of the area at 6°40′11″N 8°48′19″E / 6.66972°N 8.80528°E / 6.66972; 8.80528.

It has an area of 1,362 km² and a population of 122,321 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 263.[1]

As of 2008 Ajaokuta, the town, had an estimated population of 16,039.[2]

It is the home of the multi-billion dollar Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill.[3]

Transport[edit]

It is not as yet connected to the main railway system of Nigeria, except by river. An isolated standard gauge railway connects the steelworks to its source of iron ore at Itakpe. A connection of this railway to the port of Warri is unfinished.it connects the west of Nigeria to the east and also the north to the southern part,although it is not the only route to pass through but it helps.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 
  3. ^ Reviving Ajaokuta Steel Mill Archived April 13, 2014 at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 07°33′22″N 06°39′18″E / 7.55611°N 6.65500°E / 7.55611; 6.65500