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Abuja, Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria.
Phase I and II represents Abuja city on a map of FCT
Phase I and II represents Abuja city on a map of FCT
Coordinates: 9°N 10°E / 9, 10
Territory Federal Capital Territory
Government
 - Minister Aliyu Modibbo Umar
Area
 - City 713 km² (275.3 sq mi)
 - Land 713 km² (275.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - City 405,000
 - Urban 814,000
 - Metro 1,400,000
  estimated
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Website: http://www.fct.gov.ng/
Aso Rock

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is a "planned" city, as it was mainly built in the 1980s and officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, replacing the role of the previous capital Lagos. The population is estimated at 405,000. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixels, file size: 511 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Author : Friend Source : Took a picture on visit to Abuja Url: None However uploaded it on www. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Africa: Striped colours indicate countries observing daylight saving West Africa Time, or WAT, is a time zone used in western and west-central Africa (though not in countries west of Benin, which instead use GMT). ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Image File history File links Asorock. ... Image File history File links Asorock. ... The Federal Capital Territory is the home of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. ... A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Lagos (disambiguation). ...


Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the town extend to the south of the rock. "Aso" means "victorious" in the language of the (now displaced) Asokoro ("the people of victory"). Aso Rock is the large outcrop that back drops the Abuja Golf Club. ... Known as The Villa this is the complex where the President resides ... [1]Politics of Nigeria}} The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian Constitution and comprises a 109-member Senate and a 360-member House of Representatives. ... The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court in Nigeria, and is located in the Central District, Abuja, in what is known as the Three Arms Zone, so called due to the proximity of the offices of the Presidential Complex, the National Assembly, and the Supreme Court. ...


Other sights include the Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Centre. The city is served by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, while Zuma Rock lies nearby. Abuja is known for being the best purpose-built city in Africa as well as being one of the wealthiest and most expensive; however, the population on the semi-developed edges of the city are living in shanty towns such as Karu. Karu, built to house the capital's civil servants and lower income families, has no running water, sanitation or electricity.[1] The Nigerian National Mosque (Abuja National Mosque) is the national mosque of Nigeria, a county with a substantial Muslim population. ... The National Church of Nigeria (previously known as the Nigerian Ecumenical Centre and officially known as the National Christian Centre) is the primary Christian place of worship in Nigeria, a country with a substantial Christian population (see Christianity in Nigeria). ... Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA: ABV, ICAO: DNAA) is located in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria, and is the main airport serving the Nigerian capital city. ... Zuma Rock Zuma Rock is a large monolith just north of Abuja along the main road from Abuja, the capital of Nigeria to Kaduna. ...

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History

In light of the ethnic and religious divisions of Nigeria, plans had been devised since Nigeria's independence to have its capital in a location deemed neutral to all parties. The location was eventually designated in the centre of the country in the early 1970s as it signified neutrality and national unity. Another impetus for Abuja came because of Lagos's population boom, that made that city overcrowded and conditions squalid. The logic used was similar to Brazil building its capital Brasília. For other uses, see Lagos (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Region State Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ...


Construction broke ground and was dedicated in the late 1970s, but due to economic and political instability, the city in its initial stages was not complete until the late 1980s.


The master plan for Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory was developed by IPA (International Planning Associates), a consortium made up of three American firms: PRC Corporation; Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd; and, Archisystems, which was a division of the Hughes Organization. The master plan for Abuja defined the general shape and major design elements of the city, however a refinement of this design was accomplished by Kenzo Tange, a renowned Japanese architect, along with his team of city planners at Kenzo Tange and Urtec company. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo Kenzo Tange (丹下健三, Tange Kenzō; September 4, 1913 - March 22, 2005) was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. ...


Most countries moved their embassies to Abuja and maintain their larger former embassies as consulates in the commercial capital, Lagos. A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... For the uses of Consul as Chief Magistrate of a (city) state, see Consul. ... For other uses, see Lagos (disambiguation). ...


In addition to a major governmental centre, Abuja is the headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States or ECOWAS, as well as its Military arm, ECOMOG. It also has the regional headquarters of OPEC. The Economic Community of West African States is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded on May 28, 1975 when 15 West African countries signed the Treaty of Lagos. ... ECOMOG is a West African multilateral armed force established by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ... Not to be confused with APEC. OPEC Logo The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is an international cartel[1][2] made up of Algeria, Angola, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Ecuador (which rejoined OPRC in November 2007) . The...


Abuja and the FCT have experienced a huge population growth; it has been reported that some areas around Abuja have been growing at 20 – 30%.[2] Squatter settlements and shanty towns have spread rapidly in and outside the city limits.[3][4] Tens of thousands of people have been evicted since former FCT Minister Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai started a demolition campaign in 2003.[5] Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai (b. ...


Districts

5 Districts of Abuja
National Assembly building in Abuja

The city is divided into five (5) districts of the Phase1. They are Central, Garki, Wuse, Maitama, and Asokoro. There are also five districts of the phase2; these are Kado, Durumi, Gudu, Utako and Jabi. Phase 3 Districts are: Mabuchi, Katampe, Wuye and Gwarimpa. There are also five suburban districts, which are Nyanya, Karu, Gwagwalada, Kubwa, and Jukwoyi. Along the Airport Road are clusters of satellite settlements these are namely: Lugbe, Chika, Kuchigworo and Pyakassa. Other satellite settlements are Idu (The Main Industrial Zone), Mpape, Karimu, Gwagwa, Dei-Dei (housing the International Livestock market and also International Building materials market). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 485 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (490 × 605 pixels, file size: 467 KB, MIME type: image/png) My Own Work I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 485 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (490 × 605 pixels, file size: 467 KB, MIME type: image/png) My Own Work I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Abuja has been well planned and the Central District is located between the foot of Aso Rock and into the Three Arms Zone to the southern base of the ring road. ... The Garki District is the area in the southwest corner of the Abuja, Nigeria, having the Central District to the north and the Asokoro District to the east. ... Wuse District is the northwestern part of the city, with the Maitama District to its north and the Central District to its south. ... Maitama District is to the north of the city, with the Wuse and Central Districts lying to its southwest and southeast respectively. ... Asokoro District, the doyen of all the district houses all the states lodges/guest houses and the famous ECOWAS secretariat is the focal point of interest. ... Gwagwalada is one of the Local Government Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, alongside Abuja, Abaji, Kuje, Bwari, and Kwali. ...


Central District

Abuja's Central District is located between the foot of Aso Rock and into the Three Arms Zone to the southern base of the ring road. It is like the city's spinal cord, dividing it into the northern sector with Maitama and Wuse, and the southern sector with Garki and Asokoro. While each district has its own clearly demarcated commercial and residential sectors, the Central District is the city's principal Business Zone, where practically all parastatals and multinational corporations have their offices located. An attractive area in the Central District is the region known as the Three Arms Zone, so called because it houses the administrative offices of the executive, legislative and judicial arms of the Federal Government. A few of the other sites worth seeing in the area are the Federal Secretariats alongside Shehu Shagari way, Aso Hill, the Abuja Plant Nursery, Eagle Square(which has important historic significance,as it was in this grounds that the present democratic dispensation had its origin in May 29th,1999) and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier across the road facing it. The Brigade of Guards organises a twenty-four watch at the spot and they have a colourful ceremonial change of guard. The National Mosque and National Church are located opposite each other on either side of Independence Avenue. Buildings such as the National Assembly building in Abuja, Eagle Square, and Aso rock, the presidential villa, are situated in Abuja. Another well known government office is the Ministry of Defence, popularly nicknamed ship house.[citation needed] Maitama District is to the north of the city, with the Wuse and Central Districts lying to its southwest and southeast respectively. ... Aso Rock is the large outcrop that back drops the Abuja Golf Club. ...


Garki District

The Garki District is the area in the southwest corner of the city, having the Central District to the north and the Asokoro District to the east. The District is Sub-divided into units called Areas. In fact,the naming system is such that when you hear the word "Area" it refers to Garki,hence,these are designated Areas 1-11. We also have Garki II which is a different area from Garki Area 2. Most visitors may find this confusing.


At present it is the principal business district of Abuja. There are some interesting buildings, which include the General Post Office, Abuja International Conference Centre located along the busy Herbert Maculay Way, Nicon Luxary Hotel(which was originally called Abuja Sofitel Hotel,then later Le Meridian Hotel) Agura Hotel, the Old Federal Secretariat Complex(Area1), Area 2 is mainly residential, there is a zoological garden at Area2, Garki Shopping centre, several bank buildings and other commercial offices located in Area 7 and most of them along Moshood Abiola Way. The Headquarters of the Nigerian Armed Forces namely; Army Headquarters, Airforce Headquarters and Navy Headquarters are all located in Garki District. The tallest building in this district is the Radio House, which houses the Federal Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Stations and Corporate Headquarters are also in Garki. The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) which is directly responsible for the Administration of the Federal Capital Territory has it operational base in Garki. The Office of the Federal Minister in Charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has his office located in Area 10. Other places of note include, the Arts and Culture Centre, The Nigerian Police Mobile Force Headquarters (Area 10). The Abuja Municipal Area Council, which is the local Government administration has its headquarters in Area 10, Garki Abuja.


Wuse District

Wuse District is the northwestern part of the city, with the Maitama District to its north and the Central District to its south.The District is numbered Zones 1-8. The Wuse Market is Abuja's principal market (Zone 5). The second most important Post Office in the city is located here. This district also houses the Sheraton Hotel and Towers (Zone 4), Ibro International hotel,the Foreign Affairs Ministry Headquarters (Zone 1) and Nigerian Customs Services Headquarters, Corporate Affairs Commission (Zone 5), Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC),National Agency For Food And Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) (Zone 7), Wuse General Hospital, and the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation. Just like Garki District has Garki II, Wuse has Wuse II. This is distinct from Wuse Zone 2.


Maitama District

Maitama District is to the north of the city, with the Wuse and Central Districts lying to its southwest and southeast respectively. This area is home to the top bracket sections of society and business, and has the reputation of being very exclusive and also very expensive. Interesting buildings include the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, National Communications Commission Headquarters (NCC), National Universities Commission(NUC), Soil Conservation Complex, and Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC). The British High Commission is located along Aguiyi Ironsi Way, in Maitama. Also, the Maitama District Hospital is equally of great note. Maitama District is to the north of the city, with the Wuse and Central Districts lying to its southwest and southeast respectively. ...


Maitama District is home to many European embassies in Nigeria.


Asokoro District

Asokoro District, the doyen of all the district houses all the states lodges/guest houses and the famous ECOWAS secretariat is the focal point of interest. It is located to the east of Garki district and south of Central district. Asokoro district is home to ministers and political figures in Nigeria.


Gwarimpa is the last district located in the Abuja Municipal Area Council. It contains the largest Single Housing Estate in Nigeria called the Gwarimpa Housing Estate.


Weather and climate

Abuja National Mosque. Photo taken during Harmattan.
Abuja National Mosque. Photo taken during Harmattan.

The FCT experiences three weather conditions annually. This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season. In between the two seasons, there is a brief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the North East Trade Wind, with the main feature of dust haze, intensified coldness and dryness. The rainy season begins from April and ends in October, when daytime temperatures reach 28-30 degrees and nighttime lows hover around 22-23 degrees. In the dry season, daytime temperatures can soar as high as 40 degrees and nighttime temperatures can dip to 12 degrees, resulting in chilly evenings. The high altitudes and undulating terrain of the FCT act as moderating influence on the weather of the territory. Rainfall in the FCT reflects the territory's location on the windward side of the Jos Plateau and the zone of rising air masses. The annual total rainfall is in the range of 1100mm to 1600mm. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Nigerian National Mosque (Abuja National Mosque) is the national mosque of Nigeria, a county with a substantial Muslim population. ... The Harmattan is a dry and dusty wind blowing northeast and west off the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea between November and March (winter). ... The wet season is a term commonly used when describing the weather in the tropics. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Harmattan is a dry and dusty wind blowing northeast and west off the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea between November and March (winter). ... The Jos Plateau is a plateau region covering 7770 km² having an average altitude of 1280 metres, with its highest point at 2010 metres, which is the only region of temperate climate of Nigeria. ...


Vegetation

The area now designated the Federal Capital Territory falls within the Savannah Zone vegetation of the West African sub-region. Patches of rain forest, however, occur in the Gwagwa plains, especially in the gullied train to the south and the rugged south-eastern parts of the territory. These areas of the FCT form one of the surviving occurrences of the mature forest vegetation in Nigeria. The dominant vegetation of the Territory is, however, classified into three savannah types. Savannah redirects here. ... A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall. ...

The Park or Grassy Savannah
This is about 53 percent (i.e. 4,231 square km) of the total area of the FCT. Vegetation occurs annually and tree species found include; Albizia, Zygia, Butyrospernum paradoxum, Anniellia, Oliveri and Parkia Clappertoniana.
The Savannah Woodland
This region covers 12.8 percent of 1,026 square km of the territory. It occurs mostly on the Gurara, Robo and Rubochi plains and surrounding hills. Common trees found in this region include; afzelia, africana anogeissus, leiocarpus, butyroscarpus paradoxim, daniella oliveri, khaya senegalensis, prosopis africana, uapaca togoensis, albizia, zygia, vitex doniant, bombox costatum and ptrecarpus erinaceus.
The Shrub Savannah
This class of vegetation occurs extensively in rough terrain close to hills and ridges in all parts of the territory. It covers about 12.9 percent or 1,031 square km of the land area. Tree species found in it include: antiaris africana, anthocleista nobils, ceiba pentandra, cola gigantean, celtis spp, Chorophora excels (iroko), khaya grandifolia (Benin Mahogany) terminalia superb (afara), triplochiton scleroxylon and dracacna arborea. Certain tree species normally associated with other parts of the rain forest in the south of Nigeria are also found in some of the forest patches, e.g. piptadeniatrum africanum (agboin), lophira alata (ekki) and terminalia ivorensis (idigbo).

Apart from the rain forest elements, some dominant tree species of the savannah wood lands yield high quality timber, e.g. Anogeissus leiocarpus, daneilla oliveri, khaya senegalensis and pterocarpus arenaceous. Species See List of Albizia species Albizia (syn. ... Zygia is a genus of legume in the Leguminosae family. ... Country Italy Region Sicily Province Province of Messina (ME) Mayor Elevation 2 m Area 10. ... ROBO (born Roberto Valverde in 1955[1]) is a Colombian drummer born in Cali. ... Species Afzelia africana Afzelia bella Afzelia bipindensis Afzelia bracteata Afzelia pachyloba Afzelia peturei Afzelia quanzensis Afzelia xylocarpa Afzelia is a genus of eight species of flowering trees in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the family Fabaceae (legumes). ... Species Aporosa chinensis Aporosa villosa etc. ... Binomial name (Desr. ... Species See List of Albizia species Albizia (syn. ... Zygia is a genus of legume in the Leguminosae family. ... Binomial name Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. ... Triplochiton scleroxylon is a tropical tree of Africa. ... Binomial name Banks ex Gaertn. ... Binomial name A. Chev. ... Binomial name (Desr. ...


Transportation

Abuja International Airport is the only airport in Abuja. The airport with an international and local terminal is under going serious upgrades in order to make it ready to host an event such as the Commonwealth games. Abuja also has a running and efficient BRT and green cab system. Construction is underway for an LRT system for the city. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA: ABV, ICAO: DNAA) is located in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria, and is the main airport serving the Nigerian capital city. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... BRT may mean: Be right there in Internet slang. ... LRT is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings: Light rail transit Lothian Region Transport, the moniker applied to the municipally-owned bus operation in Edinburgh, Scotland between 1975 and 2000 Lietuvos Radijas ir Televizija, the Lithuanian member of the European Broadcasting Union This is a disambiguation page — a...


2014 Commonwealth Games

Abuja was bidding head to head with Glasgow, Scotland to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. If successful Abuja would have become the first African city to host the event. However, Glasgow was declared the winning city. Former Nigerian military ruler and now head of Nigeria's bid team, General Yakubu Gowon, called for all Nigerians to support the games for the "glory of Nigeria". He suggested Nigeria would be a prime location for the games because of its unity, serenity, topography and availability of standard sporting facilities. Abuja recently hosted the All-Africa Games, The African regional version of the Olympics, for which it constructed an Olympic style stadium and games village. It was a successful tournament with more than 7,000 athletes. For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... The venue for the 20th Commonwealth Games in 2014 will be Glasgow, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... General Yakubu Jack Dan-Yumma Gowon (born October 19, 1934) was the head of state (Head of the Federal Military Government) of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ...


The 2014 Commonwealth Games would have been an integral part of national celebration plans for Nigeria's centenary. A centenary is an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of an event. ...


The Abuja bid received support from African commonwealth members as well as Australia, in what would have been the largest multi-sport event to be held thus far on the continent.


Abuja airport was planned to be modernised to cater for the capacity of the influx due to the games. This was intended to further boost their bid to host the games. A light rail transit system was also to feature in the new Abuja getting ready for the 2014 Abuja Commonwealth games. The Abuja Masterplan, a city plan including high rise buildings, artificial lakes, and tourist resorts such as Heritage city, a huge roller coaster resort, will be featured in Abuja by 2014.


Places of interest

General landmarks

Abuja City Gate
Abuja City Gate
Ship House, Navy Headquarters
Headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria
Headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria
Millennium Park
  • Central Bank of Nigeria headquarters
  • Ship house, Ministry of Defence building
  • Aso Rock, official residence of the President of Nigeria
  • Aso Rock
  • Zuma Rock
  • NNPC towers
  • Abuja International Conference Centre African Hall
  • Gurara Falls
  • Eagle Square
  • National Assembly building in Abuja
  • Central District
  • Nigerian Communications Commission building
  • Maitama District home of the embassies
  • National Library
  • National Mosque
  • National Ecumenical Centre (National Church)
  • Abuja Stadium
  • The Velodrome
  • Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport
  • Strabag Hills
  • Usuma Dam
  • Usuma River
  • Jabi River
  • Gurara River
  • Abuja Love Garden
  • Abuja Amusement Park
  • Abuja Zoological Park
  • IBB Golf Centre
  • Ecowas Secretariat
  • National Women Development Centre
  • Ushafa Pottery Centre
  • Ladi Kwali Pottery Centre
  • Giri Pottery Centre
  • Millennium park

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Malls and shopping centres

  • Ceddi Plaza
  • Downtown Mall, Abuja (U/C)
  • Silverbird Galleria Abuja (U/C)

Leisure centres

  • Maitama Amusement Park
  • Wonderland Amusement Park

Parks and open areas

Abuja is home several parks and green areas with the largest one being Millennium park. Millennium Park was designed by world renowned architect Manfredi Nicoletti and was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II of England. Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The...


References

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  2. ^ World Bank Conference: African Regional Roundtable on Upgrading Low-income Settlements. www.citiesalliance.org. World Bank, October 3-5 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa, p. 16. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  3. ^ Life of poverty in Abuja's wealth. news.bbc.co.uk. BBC News, Tuesday, 13 February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  4. ^ Resettlement Issues, Squatter Settlements and the Problems of Land Administration in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital. fig.net. 5th FIG Regional Conference Accra, Ghana, March 8-11, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  5. ^ In a Dream City, a Nightmare for the Common Man. nyt.com. New York Times, 13 December 2006. Retrieved on 2007-08-10.

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Coordinates: 9°04′N, 7°29′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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