1 of 36 Nigerian States
The Finger of God

Year of Creation

August 27, 1991

Size of State

18,050 sq km

Capital City


Other Major Town(s)

Warri, Effurun, Agbor, IdhezeIrri and Sapele

Major Ethnic Group(s)

Igbo, Isoko, Itsekiri, Izon and Urhobo

 Language(s) Spoken

Igbo, Igala, Isekiri, Izon, and Urhobo


Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October)

State Website

  • The was carved out of the former Bendel State in 1991
  • The name Delta was taken from the Niger-Delta
  • Leading producer of crude oil and natural gas in Nigeria.
  • Bounded in the north by Edo State, the east by Anambra State, south-east by Bayelsa state and on the southern flank is the Bight of Benin which covers about 160 km of the State’s coastline.
  • Natural Resources: Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Rubber, Oil Palm, Silica, Industrial clay, Kaolin, and Timber.

Chief Nana’s Palace, Koko

A one of a kind living history museum, Chief Nana Olomu was a powerful 19th century indigenous entrepreneur who built this magnificent edifice at the turn of the century. It houses his personal effects which showcases evidence of his contact with the Queen of England, administrators and traders of the British Empire.

Bible She, Araya

A copy of the Holy Bible believed to have miraculously descended from heaven to Araya in 1914. The spot now attracts Christian pilgrims from all over the country especially during the Easter season.

  • Abraka River Resort, Abraka
  • Koko Port
  • Escravo’s Beach
  • Asaba beach
  • River Ethiope Source