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Delta State - Nigeria

 

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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References: Nigeria Factbook, 2007 (First Edition) Published By Risafu & Company.
 
 

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