Ede


Ede
/ay day", ay"day/ for 1; /ay"deuh/ for 2, n.
1. a city in SW Nigeria. 182,000.
2. a city in central Netherlands. 83,738.

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      town, Osun state, southwestern Nigeria. It lies along the Osun River at a point on the railroad from Lagos, 112 miles (180 km) southwest, and at the intersection of roads from Oshogbo, Ogbomosho, and Ife. Ede is one of the older towns of the Yoruba people. It is traditionally said to have been founded about 1500 by Timi Agbale, a hunter and warlord sent by Alafin (King) Kori of Old Oyo (Katunga), capital of the Oyo empire, to establish a settlement to protect the Oyo caravan route to Benin (127 miles [204 km] to the southeast). Ede is a local trading centre for cotton, palm produce, yams, corn (maize), cassava (manioc), pumpkins, okra, and kola nuts, and it has been a major exporting point for cocoa and palm oil and kernels since the construction of the railway from Lagos in 1906. Ede is also the site of a teacher-training college. Pop. (2006) local government area, 159,866.

▪ The Netherlands
      gemeente (municipality), central Netherlands. It lies on the western edge of the wooded-heath Veluwe region. Founded in the 8th century by the Saxons, it is a garrison town with a 15th-century church, the Doesburger Mill (1507), and an open-air theatre. Nearby De Hoge Veluwe National Park has St. Hubertus Castle and the Kröller-Müller State Museum. The latter institution has an outstanding collection of paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh (Gogh, Vincent van). Ede's industries include metallurgy, the manufacture of rayon and pianos, and dairy food processing. Pop. (2007 est.) 107,500.

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