state in Nigeria

Akwa Ibom State is in South South Nigeria.


Map of Akwa Ibom State

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The state is divided between the Central African mangroves in the coastal far south and the Cross–Niger transition forests in the rest of the state. Other important geographical features are the Imo and Cross rivers which flow along Akwa Ibom's eastern and western borders, respectively while the Kwa Ibo River bisects the state before flowing into the Bight of Bonny. Offshore, the state is also biodiverse as there are large fish populations along with various cetacean species including bottlenose dolphins, pantropical spotted dolphins, humpback whales, and killer whales.

Akwa Ibom State has been inhabited by various ethnic groups for hundreds of years, primarily the closely related Ibibio, Anaang, and Oron peoples in the North-East, North-West, and Southern zones of the state, respectively.

Akwa Ibom State's economy is based on the production of crude oil and natural gas as highest oil-producing state in the country. Key minor industries involve agriculture as the state has substantial cocoyam, yam, and plantain crops along with fishing and heliciculture. Despite its vast oil revenues, Akwa Ibom has low human development in large part due to years of systemic corruption.

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In the southeast corner of the state is the Stubb's Creek Forest Reserve, a heavily threatened wildlife reserve that contains declining crocodile, putty-nosed monkey, red-capped mangabey, and Sclater's guenon populations.


The city is a top destination for football fanatics, fun lovers, students and foodies. This group of people can never run out of places to visit in Akwa Ibom. Foodies can look forward to eating their favourite morsel food with the famous afang soup, abak soup and are ikon. Other mouthwatering delicacies like anyan ekpang, asa iwa and oto ebre are also worth a try.


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Akwa Ibom State is a place to visit. The state is relativelly calm, her people are hospitable and accommodative.

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