Aso Rock

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Aso Rock
Aso Rock as seen from the IBB golf course in Abuja, Nigeria.jpg
Highest point
Elevation400 m (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
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) monolith and is the city's most noticeable feature. The Nigerian Presidential Complex, Nigerian National Assembly, and Nigerian Supreme Court are located around it. Much of the town extends to the south of the rock. "Aso" means victorious in the native language of the (now displaced) Asokoro ("the people of victory").

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.[1]

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  1. ^ "Our Work". Commonwealth Secretariat. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-03.