state in Nigeria

Amambra State is in South East Nigeria.


  • 1 Achalla
  • 2 Awka — the state capital
  • 3 Ihiala
  • 4 Nnewi — a major industrial and commercial hub
  • 5 Onitsha — a historic port city from the pre-colonial era that is the state's largest city, and is home to the largest market in Africa
  • 6 Ukpo
  • 7 Umunya

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Anambra State is located in the southeastern region of the country. It has over 11 million residents. Formed in 1976 from the former East Central State, the state is named after Omambala River, a river that runs through the state.

Anambra State has over 60% of its people living in urban areas. It is one of the most urbanized states in Nigeria.

The indigenous ethnic groups in Anambra state are the Igbo (99% of population) and small population of people who are bilingual, they live mainly in the north-western part of the state.

Anambra is rich in natural gas, crude oil, bauxite, and ceramic.[18] It has an almost 100 percent arable soil. Anambra state has many other resources in terms of agro-based activities such as fisheries and farming, as well as land cultivated for pasturing and animal husbandry.

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Ogbunike Caves, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is one of the most visited tourist sites in Anambra State. It is classified as a Sandstone cave (Lateritic sandstones of Campanian-Miocene age). The Owerre Ezukala caves and waterfalls are great tourist attractions in the state. Largely unexplored, the caves are said to be the largest in West Africa.

The Igbo Ukwu Museum is known for its astonishing metal crafts; it continues to attract tourists to see its bronze artifacts. They have been dated to the 9th century, and are of high value and historic relevance.



Anambra has diverse delicacies, ranging from the spicey Chinese white soups to hamburgers, sharwarmas and Onugbu soup - a famous dish from the state.


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