Silicon Hill Enugu State


Only few states in the country can boast of the craggy credentials of the Coal City, Enugu and if you have a thirst for mountain climbing or something similar, Silicon Hill stands handy to give you an exhilarating experience. The hill is spread at Nkalogu near the Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) 300m above sea level. Silicon, an important raw material is eponym for the hill’s name is a commonly found in the area, boldly asserting the natural wealth of the state. Every year, the state commission on tourism records a staggering number of visitors who mount the hill for their viewing and climbing pleasure.

No, this Silicon Hill is not situated in the Silicon Valley of California, it is in Enugu State; and fine enough, it is close to the Nkalagu campus of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). This hill has a large deposit of the mineral “silicon,” and it is over 300 meters above sea level. You just cannot resist the breathtaking views of the hills, valleys, and plains as they present an awe-inspiring blend.

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