Orsu

About Orsu Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Orsu local government area is found in Imo state, South-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The LGA shares boundaries with the Oguta and Orlu LGAs and with parts of Anambra state. The towns and villages that constitute Orsu LGA include Amaruru, Orsu Ihite ukwa, Amaraihe, Ihitenansa, Eziawa, and Assa Ubirielen. The estimated total population of Orsu LGA is put at 194,223 inhabitants with the area mostly inhabited by people from the Igbo ethnic group. The Igbo language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Christianity is widely practiced in the LGA. Popular festivals in Orsu LGA include the Iri ji festival while prominent traditional rulers in the LGA include the Eze of Ebenasaa.


GEOGRAPHY OF ORSU

Orsu LGA experiences two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the area having an average temperature of 27 degrees centigrade. The LGA hosts a number of streams and rivers and the area has an average humidity level of 64 percent.


ECONOMY OF ORSU

Orsu LGA has a rich trade sector with the people of the area engaged in the buying and selling of a plethora of commodities in markets such as the Eke Ubahaze and the Ekeututu markets. The LGA also has a substantial number of its dwellers engaging in farming with the cultivation of crops such as yam, cassava, oil palm, and vegetables.  A number of domestic animals are also reared in the area.

 


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