Anambra State, Nigeria

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Map of Anambra StateExecutive Governor
Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Coat of Arms
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Population: 4,182,032 (2006 Estimate)     Alias: Light of the Nation (formerly Home for All)
Chief Judge:: Justice Peter Umeadi.
Speaker, House of Assembly: Rt Hon. Barr. Rita Maduagwu


S. NoNameTook OfficeLeft Office
1John Atom KperaMarch 1976July 1978
2Col. Datti Sadiq AbubakarJuly 1978October 1979
3Jim NwobodoOctober 1979October 1983
4Christian OnohOctober 1983December 1983
5Allison MaduekeJanuary 1984August 1985
6Samson OmeruahAugust 1985December 1987
7Robert AkonobiDecember 1987August 1990
8Herbert EzeAugust 1990August 1991
9Joseph AbuluAugust 1991January 1992
10Chukwuemeka EzeifeJanuary 1992November 1993
11Dabo AliyuNovember 1993December 1993
12Mike AttahDecember 1993August 1996
13Rufai GarbaAugust 1996August 1998
14Emmanuel UkaegbuAugust 1998May 1999
15Chinwoke MbadinujuMay 1999May 2003
16Chris NgigeMay 2003March 2006
17Peter ObiMarch 2006November 2006
18Virginia EtiabaNovember 2006February 2007
19Peter ObiFebruary 2007March 2014
20Willie ObianoMarch 2014March 2022
21Charles SoludoMarch 2022 - 

Anambra State was created in 1976 from the then of East Central State by the regime of General Murtala Mohammed with capital at Enugu. A further state creation exercise by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida on 27th August 1991 divided Anambra into two states, Anambra and Enugu. The capital of present day Anambra State is Awka.

Anambra state is bounded by Delta and Edo States to the west, Imo and Rivers States to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north. Anambra State derives it's name from Anambra River that traverses the state.

The main towns of Anambra state are Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Obosi, Ihiala, Aguata,Uli, Abagana, Alor, Atani, Nkpor, Umuoji, Umunachi, Umudioka, Unubi, Umunya, Umuleri, Aguleri, Oba, Ojoto, Eziowele, Igbukwu, Ichi, Ichida, Oraifite, Ozubulu, Akwaukwu, Uke, Ukpo, Ogidi, Okija, Oraukwu, Otu-ocha, Nnobi, Adazi Nnukwu, Adazi Enu, Adazi Ani, Nanka, Nnewi

Anambra is rich in natural gas, crude oil, bauxite, ceramics and almost 100 percent arable soil. Most of its natural resources remain largely untapped.

The people are very industrious, and most of the industrial base of the state is private sector driven, spanning from agro-allied, automobile and manufacturing situated mostly in the Nnewi insustrial belt. Onitsha market is reputed to be the bigget in West Africa.

Political Map of Anambra State of Nigeria

Local Governments
Anambra East
Anambra West
Awka North
Awka South
Idemili North
Idemili south
Nnewi North
Nnewi South
Onitsha North
Onitsha South
Orumba North
Orumba South

Emergency Number: 112
Banks in Anambra
Brief History of Anambra
Business and Economy
General and Teaching Hospitals
Hotels and Guest Houses
Anambra State Ministries Agencies & Parastatals
Police Stations
Popular Markets
Restaurants, Bars and Night Clubs
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Traditional Rulers

Alo Mmo New Yam Festival
Igu Aro Festival
Ijele Masquarade Festival
Ime Ogbe Festival
Mmanwu Festival
Ofala Festival
Uzo Iyi Festival

Agulu Lake
Igbo Ukwu Museum
Ogbunike Caves
Rojenny Tourist Village Oba

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