Port Harcourt

What is Port Harcourt known for?


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, University of Nigeria format PDF url http: repository.unn.edu.ng index.php Download-document 8785-Eastern-Nigeria-Under-British-Rule.html ''Iguocha''


popular events

Book Festival , formerly known as Garden City Literary Festival remains one of the city's most important and popular events since its inception in 2008. Established by the government of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (Rotimi Amaechi), the yearly gathering improves local literacy levels, promotes reading habits among denizens, and benefits exhibitors seeking wider audience.


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of the forest zone is one of the most heavily populated parts of Africa, largely owing to its abundant and highly reliable rainfall and the fertile alluvial soils. Whilst this region contains numerous large cities, the most important being Lagos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt, both of which have grown into mega-cities since the 1970s, the majority of its population remains rural and dependent upon subsistence farming. Major ethnic groups include the Igbo (Igbo people) and Yoruba (Yoruba people). The western part is less populated but is similar demographically to the east, with numerous African tribes predominating. The major cities here are Abidjan and Conakry. - Port Harcourt


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Atlantic Media, Globe Broadcasting and Communications and The Multimesh Company were already commercially licensed. Television


research studies

, University of Nigeria format PDF url http: repository.unn.edu.ng index.php Download-document 8785-Eastern-Nigeria-Under-British-Rule.html ''Iguocha''


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last Walker issue 27 pages 28–29 publisher Her Majesty's Stationery Office (Office of Public Sector Information) year 1959 or ''Ugwuocha'';


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& Development page 61 year 1989 isbn 1-84369-072-1 url http: books.google.com books?id btR1TIsEEpgC&pg PA61 In the creeks to the south of the original port were the fishing camps and grounds of the Okrika-Ijaw (Ijaw people) group.

Cities first C.V. last Izeogu page 60 publisher International Institute for Environment & Development year 1989 isbn 1-84369-072-1 url http: books.google.com books?id btR1TIsEEpgC&pg PA60 Geography thumb alt:A picture of the Port Harcourt City centre from a highway with traffic and high rises in the distance Port Harcourt City Centre (File:PortHacourt1.jpg) The main city of Port Harcourt is the Port Harcourt city in the Port Harcourt Local Government Area


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in the Blessing Udefe-directed movie ''The Green Eyed''. The movie also premiered in the city. *''Girls Hostel'', a Nollywood movie filmed in Port Harcourt helped catapult


field oil

(As Eagle Cement) ground Liberation Stadium Port Harcourt, Nigeria capacity 25,000 '''Akpo''' is a deepwater oil (oil field) and gas (Natural gas) field located on OML 130 discovered off the coast of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2000. Companies involved in the planned exploitation of the field include South Atlantic Petroleum, Total S.A., Brazil's Petrobras and China's CNOOC. birth_date


oil business

461540 tollfree fax hours price checkin checkout content Connect You will hardly be able to find your way in Nigeria especially in Port Harcourt unless you have been provided earlier direction. Stay safe Port Harcourt is the centre of oil business in Nigeria. Some people have a strong feeling that the oil is "stolen" from them by local government in cooperation with foreign companies. There are frequent riots, worker strikes and regular reports of kidnapping. Some bars and clubs, nevertheless, seem relatively safe even during the night. Cope Go next

Port Harcourt

'''Port Harcourt''' ( is the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. According to the 2006 Nigerian census Port Harcourt has a population of 1,382,592. The port was built in 1912, but not given a name until August 1913, when the Governor of Nigeria, Sir Frederick Lugard (Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard), named it "Port Harcourt" in honour of Lewis Vernon Harcourt (Lewis Vernon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt), then the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

The area that became Port Harcourt in 1912 was before that part of the farmlands of the Diobu village group of the Ikwerre (Ikwerre people), an Igbo sub-group.

In 1956 crude oil was discovered in commercial quantities at Oloibiri, and Port Harcourt's economy turned to petroleum when the first shipment of Nigerian crude oil was exported through the city in 1958. Through the benefits of the Nigerian petroleum industry (Petroleum industry in Nigeria), Port Harcourt was further developed, with aspects of modernisation such as overpasses and city blocks (Urbanization). Oil firms that currently have offices in the city include Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron (Chevron Corporation).

Port Harcourt's primary airport is Port Harcourt International Airport, located on the outskirts of the city; the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base is the location of the only other airport in the city and is used by commercial airlines Aero Contractors (Aero Contractors (Nigeria)) and Virgin Nigeria (now Air Nigeria) for domestic flights.

The main educational establishment in the city is the University of Port Harcourt, and the current Mayor of Port Harcourt is Chimbiko Akorolo.

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