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Akwa Ibom State

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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.

Land Mass, Location, and Population
Akwa Ibom State covers an area of 6,772.1 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 05°00′ north and 07°50′ east. It has a population of 3,902,051 (2006 census figures ) and a population density of 576 people per square kilometre. The state accounts for 2.78% of Nigeria's total population.

Main Towns and Cities
Uyo, Abak, Eket, Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene, Oron

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