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River is a coastal state in southeastern Nigeria, bordering
Cameroon to the east. Its capital is at Calabar, and it is
named for the Cross River, which passes through the state.
was created in 1967 from part of the former Eastern Region,
and was known as the 'South-Eastern State until 1976 when
it adopted its present name. The state originally included
what is now Akwa Ibom State.
Cross River State is located in Nigeria's Delta region.It is
bounded on the North by Benue State, on the South by Akwa Ibom
State, on the East by Cameroun Repulic and on the West by Anambra
and Imo States.
The main crops are cassava, yams, rice, plantain, banana,
cocoyam, maize, cocoa, rubber, groundnut and palm produce.
Mineral resources in Cross river State include limestone,
titanium, tin ore, ceramic raw materials and hardstone
There are more than 230 pre-primary schools, 648 primary
schools, 145 post-primary school and a Polytechnic in the
state. Also, there are a State College of Education and a
Federal University - the University of Calabar.
Kwa falls, Kuya L.G.A. Natural RIVER * Agbokim falls, Ikom
Natural L.G.A. * Obudu Cattle Ranch Resort (Man- made) * Coercopan,
Ishie Close, zoo Calabar * Cross River National Park Eco-Tourism/
Wildlife * Drill Ranch, Calabar Zoo * Ekpe Masquerade Cultural
* National Museum Monument * Rock with foot prints National
Efik is very widely spoken in Cross River State because it used
to be a language of trade and commerce in the 19th and early
20th centuries. Other languages spoken are Ekoi, Etung, Boki
and Becheve. The Becheve people have linguistic affinity with
the Tiv of Benue State. The people's wood carving, stone sculpture,
raffia and cane works, pottery and silver works are highly valued
in and outside Nigeria.
Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Bekwara, Biase, Boki, Calabar-Municipal,
Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani,
Ogoja, Yakurr, Yala
on The Web:
Plot 1229, Ahmadu Bello Way,
Victoria Island, Lagos.