Burutu

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Burutu
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Burutu is located in Nigeria
Burutu
Burutu
Coordinates: 5°21′N 5°31′E / 5.350°N 5.517°E / 5.350; 5.517
Country  Nigeria
State Delta State
Headquarters Burutu Town
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
British stamps used at the Royal Niger Company base at Burutu in the 1890s.

Burutu is a Local Government Area in Delta State, Nigeria. It lies on the coast of the Niger Delta on two sides of the Forcados River, a channel of the River Niger, 30 kilometres (20 miles) upstream from the Bight of Benin. It has served as a link between river transport and the sea when the Royal Niger Company established a base there in the late 19th century. People living in this region are mostly of the Ijaw ethnicity.

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