Imo State, Nigeria
|Area:||12,689 sq kilometres|
|Population:||2,938,708 (1997 FOS est.)|
|Governor:||Owelle Rochas Okorocha|
|Date Created:||February 3, 1976|
|Population Rank:||Ranked 13th|
Imo is a state in Nigeria. It is located in the southeast region of Nigeria with Owerri as it capital and largest city. Other major towns are Okigwe, Oguta, Orlu, Mbaise, Uzoagba, Emekuku Mgbidi. The state is rich in crude oil, natural gas and fertile, arable agricultural land
Imo State is located in the eastern part of Nigeria. It is located between Anambra State in the North and Rivers State in the South; and bounded on the East by Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State and on the West by the River Niger and Bendel State
Aboh-Mbaise, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Ehime-Mbano, Ezinihitte, Ideato North, Ideato South, Ihitte/Uboma, Ikeduru, Isiala Mbano, Isu, Mbaitoli, Ngor-Okpala, Njaba, Nwangele, Nkwerre, Obowo, Oguta, Ohaji/Egbema, Okigwe, Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Owerri-Municipal, Owerri North, Owerri West, Unuimo.
Education is of high priority in the state. In the 1996 school year. Imo State primary school enrolment was 561,214. There are currently 2,040 primary schools, 305 secondary schools, 75 private secondary schools, 4 Technical Colleges and 65 approved private vocational/commercial colleges in Imo State. Total enrolment for secondary school in the 2003 school year was 486,026. Enrolment in technical colleges and vocational/commercial colleges for the same year was 122,650. Total number of teachers in both primary and secondary for the same was 96,711.There are five institutions of higher learning in the state namely: Imo State University, Owerri, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri; Federal University of Science and Technology, Owerri, Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwu; and the Polytechnic, Nekede.
The state also produces agricultural produce such as palm produce, cocoa and rubber. The main staple crops are yam, cassava, cocoyam and maize.
The State is blessed with abundant natural resources. These include crude oil, lead, zinc, white clay, fine sand, limestone and natural gas in commercial quantities
Oguta Lake Holiday Resort, Natural Man-made Oguta * Ikeji Festival, Arondizogu Cultural * Palm Beach Holiday Resort, Awo-Amana Man-made/Natural * Zoological and Botanical Garden Nekede * Amusement Park, Owerri Zoo/Man-made
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