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Port harcourt rivers nigeria

Rivers State, also known simply...

Po-ta-kot [3] [Note 1] is the capital and largest city of Rivers StateNigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. As ofthe Port Port harcourt rivers nigeria urban area has an estimated population of 1, inhabitants, up from 1, as of The area that became Port Harcourt in was before that part of the farmlands of the Diobu village group of the Ikwerrean Igbo sub-group.

In crude oil was discovered in commercial quantities at Oloibiriand Port Harcourt's economy turned to petroleum when the first shipment of Nigerian crude oil was exported through the city in Through the benefits of the Nigerian petroleum industryPort Harcourt was further developed, with aspects of modernization such as overpassescity blockstaller and more substantial buildings.

There are a number of institutions of tertiary education in Port Harcourt, mostly government-owned. The current Mayor is Victor Ihunwo.

Port Harcourt's primary airport is Port Harcourt International Airportlocated on the outskirts of the city; the NAF base is the location of the only other airport and Port harcourt rivers nigeria used by commercial airlines Aero Contractors and Air Nigeria for domestic flights.

Port Harcourt became the center of the Nigerian oil economy [27] and it subsequently reaped benefits of its associations with the petroleum industry by undergoing modernization and urbanization. From an area of The urban area Port Harcourt metropolison the other hand, is made up of the local government area itself and parts of Obio-Akpor and Eleme accordingly.

Port harcourt rivers nigeriaa law was passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly and governor Amaechi's administration to spread development to the surrounding communities as part of the effort to decongest the Port Harcourt metropolis. Its total population was estimated at 2, as ofmaking it one of the largest metropolitan areas in Nigeria. Port Harcourt features a tropical wet climate with lengthy and heavy rainy seasons and very short dry seasons.