Aso Rock

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Aso Rock
Aso Rock as seen from the IBB golf course in Abuja, Nigeria.jpg
Highest point
Elevation936 m (3,071 ft)
Prominence400 metres (1,300 ft)
Coordinates9°5′0″N 7°32′10″E / 9.08333°N 7.53611°E / 9.08333; 7.53611Coordinates: 9°5′0″N 7°32′10″E / 9.08333°N 7.53611°E / 9.08333; 7.53611
Geography
Aso Rock is located in Nigeria
Aso Rock
Aso Rock
Location of Aso Rock in Nigeria (in Abuja)
Location Nigeria

Aso Rock is a large outcrop of granitic rock located on the outskirts of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The Aso Rock is a 400-metre (1,300 ft) prominent monolith with a peak height of 936-metre (3,071 ft) above sea level.[1][2] It is one of the city's most noticeable features. The Nigerian Presidential Complex, Nigerian National Assembly, and Nigerian Supreme Court are located around it. Much of the city extends to the south of the rock. "Aso" means victorious in the native language of the Asokoro ("the people of victory") ethnic group.

Aso Rock was the site of the 2003 Aso Rock Declaration, issued by Heads of Government of the Commonwealth during the CHOGM held in Abuja. It reaffirmed the Commonwealth's principles as detailed under the Harare Declaration, but set the 'promotion of democracy and development' as the organisation's priorities.[3]

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  1. ^ clarke. "Everything You Need to Know About Aso Rock". Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  2. ^ Chuka Udeze. "10 Rare Landmarks On The Map Of Nigeria". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  3. ^ "Our Work". Commonwealth Secretariat. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-03.