Port Harcourt

About Port Harcourt Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Port Harcourt local government area is situated within Rivers state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Port Harcourt which doubles as the capital city of Rivers state. Port Harcourt LGA is bordered by Okrika, Degema, Eleme, and Obio Akpor LGAs. Port Harcourt LGA is made up of several districts such as Orolozu, Nkpogu, Rumuobiekwe, Ogbunabali, Abuloma, New GRA, Diobu, and Oroabali. The current estimated population of Port Harcourt LGA is put at 669,732 inhabitants with the area hosting members of diverse ethnic colourations. The English and Pidgin English languages are commonly spoken in Port Harcourt LGA while the religion of Christianity is predominantly practiced in the area. Notable landmarks in Port Harcourt LGA include the Rivers state University and the Methodist Girls High School, Diobu.


GEOGRAPHY OF PORT HARCOURT

Port Harcourt LGA covers an area of 109 square kilometres and has an average tewmperature of 26 degrees centigrade. The LGA witnesses two distinct seasons which are the rainy and the dry seasons with the area having an average humidity level of 72 percent.


ECONOMY OF PORT HARCOURT

Trade is an important feature in the economy of Port Harcourt LGA with the area hosting several markets such as the Mile one and the Obio Akpor international markets which attract thousands of buyers and sellers of varying commodities. Port Harcourt LGA also hosts several banks, private establishments, industries, educational and health facilities, relaxation spots, hotels, restaurants, and government owned institutions which all contribute massively to the economic development of the LGA.


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