Home > Discover Nigeria > States > Abia State

Abia State

state tabs

Akwete cloth weaver at work in Abia State © IWM (TR 4968)

Abia State is one of the five states that make up Nigeria’s South East geopolitical zone. It borders Cross River State to the south-east, Akwa Ibom State to the south-west, Enugu and Ebonyi states to the north, Anambra State to the north-west, Imo State to the west and Rivers State to the south.

Land Mass, Location, and Population
Abia State covers an area of 4,902.3 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 5°25’ north and longitude 7°30’ east. It has a population of 2,845,380 (2006 census figures) and a population density of 578 people per square kilometre. The state accounts for 2.03% of Nigeria’s total population.

Main Towns and Cities
Umuahia (capital city), Aba, Arochukwu, Bende, Ohafia, Omoba, Osisioma, and Ugwunagbo

Picture source: Adire African Textiles