Akwa Ibom State is one of the six states that make up the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It has interstate boundaries with Cross River State to the East, Abia State to the North and Northwest and Rivers State to the Southwest. To its South is the Gulf of Guinea.
LANDMASS, LOCATION AND POPULATION
Akwa Ibom State covers an area of 7,081 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 05°00′ North and 07°50′ East. It has a population of 3,902,051 (2006 census) 5,482,177 (2016 forecast) and a population density of 551. The state accounts for 2.78% of Nigeria's total population.
HISTORY AND PEOPLE