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Calabar is a city in the far south-east of Nigeria near Cameroon. It is located in the far south-east of the country, almost next to the deceased Cameroonian abroad. The ocean and the river , it is all very simple, as the city is located just minutes away from the place where the river Calabar comes in the Gulf of Guinea.


In the city of Calabar recently was opened the first African business resort, which is located on the banks of the river Calabar. Next to the resort is located a trade zone, which promises to build the largest shopping center of Africa. In the same region development campings are planned.


The city is not small, even if the personal question of its population, is equal to almost 1 million 200 thousands of inhabitants. There is all that is necessary to ensure that it is considered a full major city. There is a botanical garden and the university, and its airport and even their city museum, which is on arrival in the city to visit. The same in the city annually is held the Calabar Festival, which is considered to be the most high street holiday throughout the country. Most of the representatives of the peoples of Efik already at that time to be proficient in English and some of them even talking here about to receive education in England.

After the abolition of slavery Calabar has lost none of its value, and continued to be an important river and ocean port. In the final analysis, this small city has played a role in the development of the economy and the culture of Nigeria, especially if to take into account the fact that it is here that were opened the first hospital in Nigeria and the first post office. In essence, since the end of the 17 century and up to the abolition of slavery, the city in Nigeria has been the largest slave market in the whole of Africa.

The tribes, to which I have referred above, is not just a simple controlled bank of the river, they are still talking here about and fight for the right to a more favorable trade relations with the Europeans. Already at that time, dominant person in tribes, the main of which have been allocated three tribe, European merchants much of that proudly called then came and gave life to a new civilization . The so-called twenties these tribes clairvoyants in the European Clothing, lived in wooden houses on the European land and even farms and Europe tools and weapons.

The fact that, according to historical data that the city was founded in the 15 century Portuguese, here only controlled Calabar, up to 19 century tribes of the people of Efik, which did not allow Europeans to build on the river Calabar their settlements. That sounds, it is very powerful, if you do not know that the city initially evolved as a major port, through which were made purchase and expulsion in Europe produced in these places of palm oil, and this is already the 17 century mainly commodity, in trafficking in which participated port list, were black slaves, which were bought in the interior areas of Nigeria and repeatedly assured in America it is from here.

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Nigeria is a country blessed with miles of coastline, national parks and fascinating ancient sites and precious oil fields.
Despite these natural resources, Nigeria remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
The greatest heritage of the country consists of the set of races and religions (over 250 tribes).
Unfortunately, this mixture has proven to be the cause of bitter disputes, especially between Muslims and Christians.
Decades of civil war, famine, military dictatorship and corruption have left behind a country deeply divided.
  The capital city is Abuja, but the largest economic center and port is Lagos, located in the southwest.
With 805km of coastline, Nigeria already has the basis for being a top tourist destination, and the government has pledged to improve infrastructure and attract foreign investment.
Meanwhile, just adventurous travelers can enjoy magnificent waterfalls, sandy beaches, lagoons, fascinating historical sights.
  Nigerians wake up very early, so eat several times a day.
Breakfast is served at 5pm and may consist of rice and mango or fried plantains.
For lunch eat stew or bean pudding.
In general, Nigerians eat very spicy.
, they make full use of hot pepper.
Typical stews are made of vegetables, herbs or over and, if they can afford meat.
Cassava and maize are popular products.
In coastal regions they drink palm wine and local beer.
Hotels, cafes and teahouses are popular.
  In the northern part of the country Muslim respect Islamic traditions.
Women should avoid wearing pants.
There are over 250 tribes in Nigeria, the main ones being Hausa in the north, Ibo (Igbo) in the southeast and the Yoruba in the southwest.
The second largest groups are the Fulani, IDOM Igal Igbirra, Kanuri, Tiv and Nupe in the north; Efik, Ekoi, Ibibio and Ijaw in the east and Edo, Itsekiri, Ijaw and Urhobo in the west.
  Capital: Abuja The main languages ​​spoken: English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa Currency: 1 naira Nigeria (NGR) = 100 kobo   While many people think Nigeria is the worst country to visit, the country is actually becoming safer with thousands of tourists and visitors visiting every year.
There are really nice cities as Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Calabar, Uyo, Owerri, Benin, Akuri,Enugu, Osogbo that can offer you wonderful opportunities.
These are the safest countries with great infrastructures and well-developed buildings and roads, low crime rates and economic stability.

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