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Imo
Eastern Heartland
QUICK FACTS
*Population: 3,927,563 (2006 census) 5,408,756 (2016 forecast) – 19th of 37
*Percentage of Nigeria's total population: 2.8%
*Population density: 708
*Landmass: 5,542 sq km (2,140 sq mi)
*Internally Generated Revenue: N17, 081,878,984.93 (2020)
**State capital: Owerri
**Local Government Areas: 27
**Current Governor: Hope Uzodinma (All Progressive Congress)
*National Bureau of Statistics
**Imo State Government

INTRODUCTION

Imo State is one of the five states that make up Nigeria’s South-East geopolitical zone. It shares borders with Rivers State to the South, Abia State to the East and Northeast, and Anambra State to the West and Northwest. The state capital is Owerri.

LANDMASS, LOCATION, AND POPULATION

Imo State covers an area of 5,542 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 5°29’ North and longitude 7°2’ East. It has a population of 3,927,563 (2006 census) 5,408,756 (2016 forecast) and a population density of 708. The state accounts for 2.8% of Nigeria's total population.

HISTORY AND PEOPLE