Rivers State, Nigeria

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Map showing Rivers State in Nigeria

Rivers State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. At the 2006 census, the state had a population of 5,185,400. It is the sixth-most populated state in the country.[1] The capital and largest city is Port Harcourt. It is also the centre of Nigeria's petroleum industry.

Rivers State is bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. To the north it is bordered by Imo, Abia and Anambra states. To the east it is bordered by Akwa Ibom State and to the west by Bayelsa and Delta states.

Many indigenous peoples live in Rivers State. They include Ikwerre, Ijwa, Etche, Ogba/Egbema, Ogoni and others.[2]

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  1. "Nigeria: Administrative Division". City Population. http://www.citypopulation.de/php/nigeria-admin.php. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. "Rivers State". Delta Oil Place. http://deltaoilplace.com/rivers-state/. Retrieved 11 August 2015.