Delta state was carved out of
the former Bendel state on August 27th, 1991 and
the state capital is Asaba. The state has an
estimated population of 4,098,391 people. It
shares boundaries with Edo state to the north,
Ondo state to the north-west, Anambra state to
the east, Rivers state to the south-east and the
Bight of Benin to the south.
The state has 25 local government areas and
the major ethnic groups are Igbo, Ezon, Isoko,
Itsekiri and Urhobo. In spite of the different
ethnic groups, the people of the state share
similar cultures because of a common ancestry.
Delta state has a typical tropical climate
marked by two peculiar seasons; the rainy and
dry season. It accords great emphasis on farming
especially fisheries, agriculture and forestry.
The state is blessed with natural resources and
is also rich in root crops and major tubers such
as yam, cassava and cocoyam.
Delta state is richly blessed with crude oil
and has one of the country's largest refinery
and petrochemical plant which is located in
Warri. Almost every village in the state has a
peculiar traditional celebration that attracts
both indigenes and visitors from other states.
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