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Google Street View turns 15, reveals most clicked sites by Nigerians

Google on Thursday, June 2, 2022, revealed the most clicked sites in the past one year by Nigerians to mark the 15th anniversary of Google Street View launched in 2012.

Google Maps Street View car
Google Maps Street View car

The Communications and Public Relations Manager, Google West Africa, Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, said in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

Kola-Ogunlade listed the most clicked sites by Nigerians as national museums, beach and tertiary institutions, among others.

Google Street View has expanded to more than 100 countries and territories around the world.

Google Street view also captured more than 10 million miles of imagery – a distance that could circle the globe more than 400 times.

He said that the most clicked beaches in Nigeria during the period were the Oniru Beach Resort, followed by Elegushi Royal Beach and Marwa Beach, all located in Lagos.

Kola-Ogunlade added that the National Museum in Benin City, Edo State, famous for its terracotta, bronze and cast iron artifacts related to the Benin Empire was the most clicked on museum in Nigeria in the past year.

According to him, the second position was the National War Museum in Umuahia, Abia State, which showcases the country’s military history with relics from the Nigerian Civil War.

“While the third position goes to Kalakuta Museum in Ikeja, Lagos, which preserves the artifacts of the legendary King of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.

“The Bariga Waterfront Jetty, Nike Art Gallery, and Lekki Conservation Centre, all in Lagos, were the three most clicked on places of interest in the country.

“Other places of interest identified by the citizens in Nigeria include the University of Ibadan in Oyo State and University of Benin in Edo State,’’ he said.

He, however, said that globally, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai received the most clicks for place of interest, followed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the Taj Mahal, India.

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

By Stellamaris Ashinze

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