States

Ebonyi

1 of 36 Nigerian States
The Salt of the Nation

Year of Creation

October 1, 1996

Size of State

5,530 sq km

Capital City

Abakaliki

Other Major Town(s)

Ebonyi, Afikpo, Ohaozara, and Onicha

Major Ethnic Group(s)

Igbo, Okpotos, Ntezis, Oferekpe, and Effium

 Language(s) Spoken

Izi-Ezaa-Ikwo-Mgbo, Kukele, Legbo, Mbembe, and Oring

Climate

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

State Website

http://www.ebonyistate.gov.ng/




  • One of the youngest states in the country
  • The State shares a border with Benue State to the north, Enugu State to the west, Imo and Abia States to the south and Cross River State to the east.
  • Natural resources: Salt





Uburu Salt Lake, Uburu

  • Umuana Afikpo Golden Natural Lake Sand Beach
  • The Ndibe Beach at Afkpo
  • Ishiagu Pottery works, Ishiagu
  • Nkwa  Umuagbogho traditional dances

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