Calabar

What is Calabar known for?


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which includes music performance from both local and international artists, the annual Calabar Carnival, Boat regatta, Fashion shows, Christmas Village, traditional dances and the annual Ekpe Festival is a yearly event that brings in thousands of tourists at the time of the year. Climate Under Köppen's climate classification (Köppen climate classification) Calabar features a tropical monsoon climate with a lengthy wet season spanning ten months and a short dry season

attracts thousands within and beyond Nigeria. The Festival which include music performance from both local and international artists, the annual Calabar carnival, Boat regatta, Fashion shows, Christmas Village, traditional dances and the annual Ekpe Festival is a yearly events that bring in thousands of tourists at the time of the year. * You can also visit '''Tinapa'''. similar to Universal studios, provides international standard wholesale emporiums, integrated shopping


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at Baden-Baden), arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was converted through street evangelism of "Revivalists (Revivalism)" Meek and Mitchell. He preached in the open air and churches in Edinburgh, studied at Henry Grattan Guinness' Harley House missionary training college in London and went to Nigeria and Cameroon as a missionary with the Anglicans, sailing with Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther on 20 July 1876. There he worked amongst Igbo people and visited


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price content One of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Calabar. The resort is home to buildings dating back to the colonial era as well as modern facilities like the slave museum, speed boat ride, the carrousel horse ride, film movie theatre, and night clubs. The resort affords visitors a rare view of the beautiful Calabar River in a relaxed atmosphere. Do * The '''Cross River State Annual Christmas Festival''' held every year attracts thousands within and beyond Nigeria. The Festival which include music performance from both local and international artists, the annual Calabar carnival, Boat regatta, Fashion shows, Christmas Village, traditional dances and the annual Ekpe Festival is a yearly events that bring in thousands of tourists at the time of the year. * You can also visit '''Tinapa'''. similar to Universal studios, provides international standard wholesale emporiums, integrated shopping complexes and product distribution elements supported by business tourism and entertainment facilities. Buy The '''old town''' is remarkable for its great variety of small shops where you can get just about anything (but expect to bargain). There are two great markets, '''Watt Market and Marian market'''. Watt market is large, bustling, vibrant and full of beautiful materials etc. One can buy anything from live chickens to the most stunning wax materials, jeans at knock down prices and anything from car parts to the latest 'trainers'. Marian market is much smaller but is where the vegetables arrive once weekly from the north of Nigeria and the atmosphere on market day is fantastic, preachers are singing, women are joining in, traders are very vocal and one just bargains for everything. Seriously, materials in Calabar are second to none. Beautiful waxes from Ghana, stunning materials from all over Africa can be found in Calabar - all at prices that will amaze. There are many very professional tailors who can make wonderful clothing from linens etc. For those of us that we haven't tasted fresh live fish, you can get it direct from the sea. * A and A Farms, Ikot nakanda, akpabuyo, Tel: +234 (0)806 951-3512 Email:info@aandafarms.net), Poultry, fishery, Piggery, Feedmill. Eat * Go to '''Bogobiri Corner''' and enjoy suya from the many vendors. * '''Freddies Restaurant''' is the local eaterie. Run by Ellie and a very professional staff, Freddies is a successful and well run restaurant. Main menu is Lebanese foods but Ellie will try to please everyone. Good salads, fish and best of all huge prawns are the best. Local beers, wines and all drinks are available and all at good prices. * '''Chinese restaurant''' at the Mirage Hotel is well run and although fairly limited menu, food is good - not cheap though. Drink Sleep *


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control until the Portuguese suppression of the kingdom around the turn of the 20th century. However, a large tract of land that was formerly Portuguese was lost to French West Africa, including the prosperous Casamance River area, which had been a large commercial centre for the colony. Britain tried to take control of Bolama, which lead to an international dispute that came close to war between Britain and Portugal until U.S. (USA) president Ulysses S. Grant intervened and prevented a conflict by ruling that Bolama belonged to Portugal. '''Cross River State''' 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 (Oyono) (Cross River (Nigeria)), which passes through the state. Ejagham (Ekoid languages) and Efik (Efik language) are major languages of this state, but the Igbo (Igbo people) tribe and language are also present in its western land borders. Cross River State was created on May 27, 1967 from the former Eastern Region, Nigeria by the General Yakubu Gowon regime. Its name was changed to Cross River State in the 1976 state creation exercise by the then General Murtala Mohammed regime from South Eastern State. The present day Akwa Ibom State was excised from it in the state creation exercise of September 1987 by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. Its capital is Calabar. Its major towns are Akamkpa, Biase, Calabar South, Ikom, Obubra, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep, Obudu, Obanliku and Akpabuyo. Tertiary educational institutions are the Cross River State University of Technology in Calabar, the Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture in Obubra and The Polytechnic, Calabar.


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at Baden-Baden), arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was converted through street evangelism of "Revivalists (Revivalism)" Meek and Mitchell. He preached in the open air and churches in Edinburgh, studied at Henry Grattan Guinness' Harley House missionary training college in London and went to Nigeria and Cameroon as a missionary with the Anglicans, sailing with Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther on 20 July 1876. There he worked amongst Igbo people and visited


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Situation in Cross River State of Nigeria and Its Implication for Socio-Economic Development: Observations from the 1991 and 2006 Censuses author Simon O. Ering url http: jeteraps.scholarlinkresearch.org articles THE%20POPULATION%20SITUATION%20IN%20CROSS%20RIVER%20STATE_OCTOBER-1.pdf year 2010 History The original town was known as Akwa Akpa from the Efik (Efik people (West Africa)) words ''Akwa'' and ''Akpa''. ref name "afigbo" >

; ref Old Calabar (Duke Town) and Creek Town, 10 miles northeast, were crucial towns in the trade of slaves (Atlantic slave trade) in that era. The first British warship to sail as far as Duke Town, where she captured seven Spanish and Portuguese slavers, may have been in 1815. Marshall (1835), Vol. 4, Part 2, p.129. The main ethnic group taken out of Calabar as slaves were the Igbo (Igbo people), from the neighboring Igbo

precipitation inch 116.5 source 1 Weatherbase Political authority Calabar has three principal landlord kingdoms, namely The Qua Kingdom of Ejagham (Ekoi (Ekoi people)) bantu origin


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in the 2002 CAF Champions League. Due to the lack of a good playing ground at their base in Aba, the club played their home matches in Calabar, a neighbouring town and the capital of the Cross River State. After winning the first round tie against Étoile Filante Ouagadougou 5–3 on aggregate, they were knocked out in the second round by the 1998 Champions ASEC Mimosas of Côte d'Ivoire. '''Ikot Ekpene''', known throughout Nigeria as " The Raffia City", or locally simply as "IK," is a historic town in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, and is in the densely populated state of Akwa Ibom. It is the political and cultural capital of the Annang ethnic group in Nigeria (Nair, 1972). The town is located on the A342 highway (A342 highway (Nigeria)) that parallels the coast, between Calabar to the south east and Aba (Aba, Nigeria) to the west, with the state capital, Uyo, on this road just to the east. Umuahia is the next major town to the north.


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land. African-American writer and slave John Jea was from the area. There was also a small Mulatto community of merchants with links to missionary and other merchant colonies in Igboland and Lagos

by the Aro Confederacy who kidnapped or bought slaves from Igbo villages in the hinterland. Most Igbo slaves, however, were not victims of slave raiding wars or expeditions, but were sometimes debtors and people who committed what


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of the material. There are a lot of artifacts relating to the production of palm oil in the back which are fascinating too. *

Calabar

'''Calabar''' (also referred to as 'Canaan City') The city is watered by the Calabar (Calabar River) and Great Kwa (Great Kwa River) Rivers and creeks of the Cross River (Cross River (Nigeria)) (from its inland delta).

Calabar is the capital of Cross River State. For the purpose of administration, the city is divided into Calabar Municipal and Calabar South LGAs (Local Government Areas of Nigeria). It has an area of 406 km² and a population of 371,022 at the 2006 census.

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