Overview of Rivers State Nigeria

Overview of Rivers State Nigeria

Territory and status
Rivers State, named after the rivers that border its territory, part of the Oil Rivers Protectorate from 1885 till 1893,

Overview of Rivers State Nigeria

Location of Rivers State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 4°45′N 6°50′ECoordinates: 4°45′N 6°50′E
Country Nigeria
Geopolitical zone South South
Formation 27 May 1967 (51 years ago)
Capital Port Harcourt
LGAs 23
Government
• Body Government of Rivers State
• Governor Ezenwo Wike (PDP)
• Deputy Ipalibo Banigo (PDP)
• Legislature House of Assembly
Area Total 11,077 km2 (4,277 sq mi)
Area rank 26th
Population (2006 Census)
• Total 5,198,716
• Rank 6th
• Density 635.89/km2 (1,646.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Riverian
GDP (PPP)
• Year 2007
• Total $21.07 billion
• Per capita $3,965
Time zone UTC+01 (WAT)
ISO 3166 code NG-RI
HDI (2016) 0.542 · 8th of 36
Website riversstate.gov.ng

Rivers

Rivers State has many rivers, some include:

Santa Barbara River
Bonny River,
Andoni River,
New Calabar River,
Nun River,
River Orashi,
San Bartholomeo River,
Sombreiro River,
St Nicholas River,
Otamiriochie River,
Ogochie River,
Imo Miriochie River,
Oloshi River,
Opobo Channel River,

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Languages
As a multicultural, multi tribal region, Rivers State has much to offer in its diversity of people,

Local government
Rivers State has 23 Local Government Areas, and are handled by local administration, under an elected Chairman. all the local government areas has its own administrative seat. They are:

LGAArea km22006 Census
population
Administrative seatPostal
Code
Wards
Port Harcourt109541,115Port Harcourt50020
Obio-Akpor260464,789Rumuodumaya50017
Okrika222222,026Okrika50012
Ogu–Bolo8974,683Ogu50012
Eleme138190,884Nchia50110
Tai159117,797Sakpenwa50110
Gokana126228,828Kpor50117
Khana560294,217Bori50219
Oyigbo248122,687Afam50210
Opobo–Nkoro130151,511Opobo Town50311
Andoni233211,009Ngo50311
Bonny642215,358Bonny50312
Degema1,011249,773Degema50417
Asari-Toru113220,100Buguma50413
Akuku-Toru1,443156,006Abonnema50417
Abua–Odual704282,988Abua51013
Ahoada West403249,425Akinima51012
Ahoada East341166,747Ahoada51013
Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni969284,010Omoku51017
Emohua831201,901Emohua51114
Ikwerre655189,726Isiokpo51113
Etche805249,454Okehi51219
Omuma170100,366Eberi51210

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List of Tribes in Rivers State Nigeria

Kula Tribe
Ikwerre Tribe
Ibani Tribe
Abua Tribe
Boma Tribe
Degema Tribe
Nkoro Tribe
Ekpeye Tribe
Opobo Tribe
Ogoni Tribe
Nkoroo Tribe
Eleme Tribe
Egeni Tribe
Etche Tribe
Ijaw Tribe

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