Ebonyi

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Ebonyi State

Ebonyi is an inland south-eastern state of Nigeria, populated primarily by Igbos. Its capital and largest city is Abakaliki. Afikpo is the second largest city. Other major towns are EDDA, Onueke, Nkalagu, Uburu, Onicha, Ishiagu, Amasiri and Okposi. It is one of the six new states in Nigeria created in 1996; Ebonyi was created from the of old Abakaliki division of Enugu State and old Afikpo division of Abia State.

Ebonyi is primarily an agricultural region. It is a leading producer of rice, yams, potatoes, maize, beans, and cassava. Rice and Yams are predominantly cultivated in EDDA. Ebonyi also has several solid mineral resources, but little large-scale commercial mining. The state government has however given several incentives to investors in the agro-allied sector. Ebonyi is called "the salt of the nation" for its huge salt deposit at the Okposi and Uburu Salt Lakes.

Ebonyi is divided into 13 Local Government Areas:

   * Abakaliki
   * Afikpo-North
   * Afikpo-South
   * Ebonyi Local Government Area
   * Ezza-North
   * Ezza-South
   * Ikwo
   * Ishielu
   * Ivo
   * Izzi
   * Ohaozara
   * Ohaukwu
   * Onicha

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