Abeokuta is the state capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna; 77 kilometres north of Lagos by railway, or 130 kilometres by water.
Abeokuta (“Refuge Among Rocks”) was founded about 1830 by Sodeke (Shodeke), a hunter and leader of the Egba refugees who fled from the disintegrating Oyo empire. The town was also settled by missionaries (in the 1840s) and by Sierra Leone Creoles, who later became prominent as missionaries and as businessmen.
That Abeokuta is the only City in Africa with it’s name in more than two other countries
Some of them are:
Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria which is the main City and the place where the descendants of Egbas go out from and found other Cities in other countries.
Abeokuta in Central River region of Gambia.
This place is situated in Fulladu West, Maccarthy Island, The Gambia, its geographical coordinates are 13° 22′ 0″ North, 14° 37′ 0″ West and its original name (with diacritics) is Abeokuta.
The Gambia, country in western Africa situated on the Atlantic coast and surrounded by the neighbouring country of Senegal.
The Gambia is a former British Colony and the official language is English but there are also several tribal languages including Mandinka and Wolof. Educated in English, most Gambian people are at least bilingual. The people of The Gambia are friendly and hospitable and life is taken at a very relaxed pace.
Abeokuta, a tourist town in Jamaica with beautiful waterfalls and spring water.
Abeokuta is a beautiful unspoiled natural Jamaican Attraction that has been a breathtaking and rejuvenating experience for guests locally and internationally.
The town of Abeokuta, Nigeria, has been directly linked to Abeokuta in Jamaica for over three hundred years. This occurred when the first slaves taken to the Parish of Westmoreland were brought to this Plantation from Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Park occupies 13 acres of land on a hill that was the original Plantation Yard.
Abeokouta in Benin Republic.
It;s observed that there is a community latgely dominated by the Egbas the people of Abeokuta in neighbouring Benin Republic.
The axis is largely dominated by the people of Abeokuta in Benin Republic and it often generate the name Abeokuta.
All these places are founded by the egba people.
There’s no other City or Town in Africa whose descendants go out and create a City in the image of their home….