Anambra is a state in south-central Nigeria. Together with Imo, it constitutes the Heart of Igboland. It has one of the highest population densities in Africa.In fact, the stretch of about 60KM between surroundings of Onitsha to Uli town contains a cluster of numerous thickly populated villages and small towns giving the area an estimated density of 1500-2000 persons living within every square kilometer of the area. They are Igbo, and most of the population being overwhelmingly rural. However, over the last two decades the rural Urban exodus has strained the meagre urban services to breaking point. This pattern of human migration has posed serious problems to undue pressure on the state's resources, fragile infrastructure, environmental sanitation, erosion control and social services. This pressure is especially evident in its huge commercial city of Onitsha. Potable water, electricity and decent housing for the residents of Onitsha have become a luxury. The state is bounded by Delta State to the west, Imo State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north. Anambra is rich in natural gas, crude oil, bauxite, ceramics and almost 100 percent arable soil. Most of its natural resources remain largely untapped.
Old Anambra State was created in 1976 from part of East Central State, and its capital was Enugu. A further re-organisation in 1991 divided Anambra into two states, Anambra and Enugu. The capital of Anambra is Awka.
The main towns of Anambra state are Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Ogidi, Obosi, Ihiala, Aguata, Uli, Abagana, Alor, Atani, Nkpor, Eziowelle, Umuawulu, Umuoji, Umunachi, Umudioka, Unubi, Umunya, Umuleri, Aguleri, Oba, Ojoto, Igbukwu, Ichi, Ichida, Oraifite, Ozubulu, Akwaukwu, Uke, Ukpo, Okija, Oraukwu, Otu-ocha, Nnobi, Adazi Nnukwu, Adazi Enu, Adazi Ani, Nanka, Nneni, Nmiata-Anam, Awkuzu, and Ichida. There are 21 Local Government Areas in the state:
* Aguata * Awka North * Anambra * Anambra West * Anaocha * Awka South * Ayamelum * Dunukofia * Ekwusigo * Idemili South * Idemili North * Ihiala * Njikoka (where the Biafra War ended) * Nnewi North * Nnewi South * Ogbaru * Ojoto The town after oba. its also before Ichi town which is next to Nnewi * Onitsha North * Onitsha South * Orumba North * Orumba South * Oyi