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Google Street View turns 15, reveals what Nigerians clicked the most within the past year

In the 15 years since its launch, Google Street View has come a long way. From going under water to capture the Great Barrier Reef in 2012, being available in VR in 2015, to exploring the ‘Top of the World’ in Canada in 2017, Street View has achieved incredible milestones.  Today, it has expanded to more than 100 countries and territories around the world and captured more than 10 million miles of imagery–a distance that could circle the globe more than 400 times!

To celebrate Street View’s 15th anniversary, Google Maps has released data which shows the most clicked beaches, museums and general points of interest in Nigeria over the past 12 months.

The most clicked beach in Nigeria over the past year is  Oniru Beach Resort, a privately owned beach resort located in Lagos, Nigeria.  Other top beaches clicked in Nigeria in the past year are Elegushi Royal Beach and Marwa Beach; both also located in Lagos State.

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. In second and third positions are the National War Museum in Umuahia, Abia State which showcases the military history of Nigeria with relics from the Biafra-Nigerian Civil War and Kalakuta Museum in Ikeja, Lagos which preserves the artifacts of the legendary King of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.

All in Lagos State, the Bariga Waterfront Jetty, Nike Art Gallery, and Lekki Conservation Centre, were the three most clicked on places of interest in the country. Other places of interest identified by citizens in Nigeria include the University of Ibadan, in Oyo State and University of Benin in Edo State.

Globally, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, received the most clicks for any other place of interest, followed by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the Taj Mahal in India.

Here are the lists of the top clicked on museums, beaches and points of interests in Nigeria over the past twelve months:

Top Museums in Nigeria

Top Beaches in Nigeria

  • National Museum Benin City, Edo

  • National War Museum, Umuahia, Abia

  • Kalakuta museum, Ikeja, Lagos

  • Oniru Beach Resort

  • Elegushi Royal Beach Lekki Phase I Lagos

  • Marwa Beach

Top Points of Interest in Nigeria

Top 10 Points of Interest Globally

  • Bariga Waterfront Jetty – Lagos State

  • Nike Art Center – Lagos State

  • Lekki Conservation Center – Lagos State

  • University of Ibadan – Oyo State

  • Oniru Private Beach – Lagos State

  • Ikeja City Mall – Lagos State

  • Pizza Hut Lekki – Lagos State

  • University of Benin – Edo State

  • Cosjane Mall – Lagos

  • Burj Khalifa – United Arab Emirates

  • Eiffel Tower – France

  • Taj Mahal – India

  • Statue of Liberty – United States

  • Christ the Redeemer – Brazil

  • Labyrinth at Rhyolite – United States

  • Giza Necropolis – Egypt

  • The White House – United States

  • Colosseum – Italy

  • National Monument – Indonesia

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