Owerri Urban

About Owerri Urban Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Owerri urban local government area is one of the twenty seven LGAs found in Imo state, South-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Owerri with the area hosting several districts which include Tetlow road, Wetheral road, Assumpta Avenue, Douglas road, and Orlu road. The Owerri urban LGA has an estimated population of 288,492 inhabitants with the LGA primarily populated by members of the Igbo ethnic group. The Igbo language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Christianity is extensively practiced in the LGA. Notable landmarks in the LGA include the Dan Anyiam Sports stadium and the Maria Assumpta Cathedral while the paramount traditional ruler in the LGA is the Eze of Owerri.


GEOGRAPHY OF OWERRI URBAN

Owerri urban LGA has an average temperature of 27 degrees centigrade and covers a total area of 58 square kilometres. The LGA witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the average wind speed in the LGA put at 10 km/h.


ECONOMY OF OWERRI URBAN

Owerri urban LGA hosts several banks, hotels, industries, restaurants, relaxation spots, as well as government and privately owned institutions which all contribute to the economy of the LGA. Trade alson blossoms in the LGA with the area hosting a number of markets such as the Eke Ukwu Owerri where wide variety of commodities are bought and sold.

HISTORY OF OWERRI URBAN

Owerri urban LGA was created in December 1996.      


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