Akwa Ibom State is a state located in the southern part of Nigeria. It is one of the 36 states in the country and was created on September 23, 1987. The state is named after the Qua Iboe River, which forms one of its boundaries. Akwa Ibom State is known for its rich oil reserves, agricultural resources, and tourist attractions.

Akwa Ibom State is divided into 31 local government areas (LGAs), each with its own local government administrationLying between Latitudes 4o 32” and 5o 33” North and Longitudes 7o 35” and 8o 25” East, the State is bounded on the East by Rivers State, on the West by Cross River State, on the North by Abia State and on the South by the Gulf of Guinea.

Akwa Ibom State currently covers a total land area of 7,249 square kilometers. The area does not take into consideration disputed territories. It is the 10th largest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass. About 13.4 percent of the 960km of Nigeria’s Atlantic Ocean coastline runs through the State.

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