Owerri North

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

Owerri North local government area is situated in Imo state, South-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Orie Uratta with the LGA made up of several towns and villages such as Egbu, Naze, Emekuku, Emii, Ihite, Ogada, Oha, Umuofor, and Umuayalu. The current estimated population of Owerri North LGA is put at 292,314 inhabitants with the area mostly 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 area. A number of festivals are celebrated in Owerri North LGA and these include the Onwu oru, Ugu uzo, and Onwu Awaka festivals.


GEOGRAPHY OF OWERRI NORTH

Owerri North LGA occupies a total area of 198 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 27 degrees centigrade. The LGA hosts a number of rivers and streams with average wind speed in the area put at 11 km/h.


ECONOMY OF OWERRI NORTH

Trade is an important feature of the economy of Owerri North LGA with the area known for hosting several markets where a plethora of commodities are bought and sold. Farming is also an important feature of the area’s economy with crops such as oil palm, cassava, yam, vegetables and maize grown in the area. Other important economic activities engaged in by people of Owerri north LGA include hunting, animal rearing and welding.


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