Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located at the central most point of the country within the capital territory. An extremely well planned city it was constructed during the 1980’s. Abuja, known to be one of the wealthiest cities in the African continent has a population of about 800,000 people and is one of the most populated cities in the region. Playing the part of the main administrative city of Nigeria, Abuja is home to the Presidential Palace, Supreme Court and other important government buildings.
One of the key geographical landmarks of Abuja is the Aso Rock, Which is a 400m stone edifice left by water erosion. Amongst the other interesting tourist attractions are the Millennium park in the Maitama District, the National Mosque and the international Christian Centre.
Abuja has an extremely efficient transport system combining railways and buses. Public transport is efficient clean and safe. However if you wish for a more private commute a taxi is always nearby.
The Nigerian Naira is the currency used in Abuja. Commodities are fairly cheap and are available in abundance from large department stores to small boutiques. Department stores tend to be slightly expensive, however street markets are relatively cheap and have good products.
Food is plentiful in Abuja, be it fine dining or from the street market. Make it a point to try the Ofada Rice which is a traditional dish served with beef and fried plantain. Yams are also a staple and are prepared in many ways, each having a unique flavor.
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