DATE OF CREATION: 27TH AUGUST 1991
CAPITAL CITY: AWKA
POPULATION: 4,177,828(2006 CENSUS)
LAND AREA: 4,887 SQ. KM
NUMBER OF L.G.A 21
NUMBER OF AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES: 177
The state was created on 27th august, 1991 out of the Old Anambra state which was divided into Enugu and Anambra states. Hitherto, the Old Anambra State had been created from East Central state in 1976, which had been created from the Eastern Nigeria in 1967.
The state has as its capital, Awka with 21 local government areas. The 21 local Government areas are namely; Aguata, Awka North, Awka South, Anambra East, Anambra West, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Ekwusigo, Idemili North, Idemili South, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Orumba North, Orumba South and Oyi.
Anambra state lies in the Anambra basin, home to a rich base of natural gas and crude oil. It is also rich in other minerals The economy of the state is characterized by primary production activities in Agriculture, manufacturing and commercial activities.
The mainstay of the economy is commerce and this contributes significantly to the Internally generated revenue of the government.
Onitsha and Nnewi have remained as the major towns and the economic hubs of the new state.
The state has fast growing towns especially those that border the major towns and this is fuelled more by those resettling after the skirmishes in the northern part of the country. The majority of residents are Anambrarians and are from the Igbo ethnic.
The state government has designated 10 towns as urban
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