Abia State

Coordinates: 5°25′N 7°30′E / 5.417°N 7.500°E / 5.417; 7.500
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Abia State
Ọ̀hà nke Chineke  (Igbo)
Flag of Abia State
Location of Abia State in Nigeria
Location of Abia State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°25′N 7°30′E / 5.417°N 7.500°E / 5.417; 7.500
Country Nigeria
Geopolitical ZoneSouth East
Date created27 August 1991
Number of LGAs17[1]
 • GovernorAlex Otti (Labour Party)
 • Deputy GovernorIkechukwu Emetu (Labour Party)
 • Senators
 • RepresentativesList
 • LegislatureAbia State House of Assembly
 • Total6,320 km2 (2,440 sq mi)
 • Rank32
 (2006 census)
 • Total4,112,230
 • Year2021
 • Total$22.83 billion
 • Per capita$5,351
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
ISO 3166 codeNG-AB
HDI (2021)0.644[2]
medium · 8th of 37
WebsiteOfficial website

Abia State (Igbo: Ȯha Abia) is one of the 36 states of Nigeria situated in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The capital is Umuahia.[3]

Local Government Areas[change | change source]

Abia State consists of 17 local governments namely : Aba North, Aba South, Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Obingwa, Ikwuano, Bende, Arochukwu, Ohafia, Isuikwuato, Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ugwunagbo, Osisioma and Nnochi[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Abia State – Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission". nicp.gov.ng.
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. "History of Abia State Nigeria". Retrieved 2021-09-18.
  4. "Abia State". Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission. 2018-12-30. Retrieved 2023-12-17.