Land of Promise
Year of Creation
August 27, 1991
Size of State
6,187 sq km
Other Major Town(s)
IkotEkpene, Abak, Eket, Ibeno
Major Ethnic Group(s)
Ibibio, Anang, and Oron
Ibibio, Anaang, Igbo
Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October)
Strategically located in the southeast flank of the country, it is part of the South Zone, which accounts for more than ninety percent of Nigeria’s wealth.
It’s also positioned midway between the two port cities of Calabar and Port Harcourt
Akwa Ibom is known for its abundance of Crude Oil, Natural Gas and agricultural produce.
Wild Life Parks
Within the Mbo/UquoIbeno local government are two reserves—a coastal and in-land forest. Both offer amazing opportunities for bird watching, fresh water fishing, insect collection and animal husbandry of unusual wool-less sheep, small hunch-backed cattle, land snails and a variety of crayfish, prawns, clams, crabs and lobsters. You can also observe rare species of African fauna alongside elephants, leopards, rhino, antelope, and monkeys.
A notable tourist attraction that stretches over 330 km along the Atlantic Coastline and offers a wide range of water sporting activities.
Oron Museum: housing a collection of fine African carvings
Opobo Boatyard, Ikot Abasi
Igbo Ukwu Archaeological Monuments Reservations
Agudu Lake/Gully Natural
Aguleri Game Reserve Eco-Tourism