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Imo State, Nigeria


Imo State is one of the 36 States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with an administrative structure of 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

The State has a total land mass of 5289.49 sq. kilometers with an estimated population of about 5million people, who are generally enterprising and hospitable.

Imo State occupies a strategic location as the Heartland of the Eastern Region of Nigeria with Owerri as its capital. The State enjoys proximity to many of the neighboring states’ metropolitan markets including Port Harcourt, Onitsha, Enugu, Abakaloki, Yenagoa, Calabar and Uyo.

The State Is accessible via an International Cargo Airport in Owerri, and seaports of Port Harcourt and Calabar. Imo State is generally known as a tourist center and investment haven for the South Eastern Region of Nigeria.

The inhabitants of Imo State are Igbo. The official language of the state is Igbo alongside English. Imo State has a rich cultural heritage. This is manifested in dressing, music, dance, festivals, arts and crafts.

It lies within latitudes 4°45'N and 7°15'N, and longitude 6°50'E and 7°25'E. Imo State has many rivers. The main rivers in the state are Imo, Otamiri and Njaba. The major lakes are in Oguta and Abadaba in Obowu local government area. its vegetation is tropical rain forest.

Other Key Facts

Imo has a population density of about 500-2,600 per square km and GDP (PPP) of approximately $20 Billion. The GDP/capita of about $4,500; (87.5% above National average).

Where Imo People Live

Imo citizens live in all continents of the world, they live Inside Imo: 45%, Outside Imo: 55% { of which 30%(surrounding states); 5% (Americas); 3%(EU); 2%(Oceania)}

Major Industries

Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Education, Hospitality (Tourism), Mining, Construction & Artisanry,


There major institutions of higher learning in the state are:

(1) Imo State University, Owerri.
(2) Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri.
(3) Federal University of Science and Technology, Owerri.
(4) Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwu. Federal Polytechnic, Nekede.