Calabar

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Coordinates: 4°57′00″N 8°19′30″E / 4.95000°N 8.32500°E / 4.95000; 8.32500

Calabar

Kingdom of Calabar
City
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Flag of Calabar
Flag
Calabar is located in Nigeria
Calabar
Calabar
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 4°57′0″N 8°19′30″E / 4.95000°N 8.32500°E / 4.95000; 8.32500
Country Nigeria
StateCross River
Area
 • Total406 km2 (157 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (2006)[1]
 • Total371,022
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
ClimateAm

Calabar (also called Callabar, Calabari, Calbari, Kalabari and Kalabar)[2] is the capital city of the Cross River State in Nigeria. It was first called Akwa Akba in the Efik language.[3][4] The city is next to the Calabar and Great Kwa rivers and creeks of the Cross River.

References[change | change source]

  1. "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA : 2006 Population Census" (PDF). Web.archive.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  2. Falola, Toyin; Amanda Warnock (2007). Encyclopedia of the Middle Passage: Greenwood Milestones in African American History. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 92. ISBN 0-313-33480-3.
  3. The International Journal of African Studies. National Resource Center for African Studies. 5–6. 2006. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Afigbo, Adiele Eberechukwu (1987). The Igbo and their neighbours: inter-group relations in southeastern Nigeria to 1953. University Press. p. 69. ISBN 978-154-583-6.