Modibbo Adama Mosque
Yola, Nigeria
Since 1841 there have been four mosques on this site, each one gaining in substance as the local Muslim community has grown. The first mosque was nothing but an open space defined by a wooden fence; the second one was made of haygrass and laterite stones, the third one of mudbrick. The present mosque - now one of the largest in Nigeria - is built of concrete. Besides the main prayer halls, which are designed to hold 5'000 men and women, it contains a conference hall, library and offices, ablution block and Imam's compound, with apartments for four wives.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Yola, Nigeria
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Ground floor area: 2,168 m²; combined floor area: 3,918 m²; total site area: 4,279 m²
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