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Ikot Ekpeni LGA

IKOTEKPENELGA

Location
Ikot Ekpene
is located between latitudes 5° 10` and 5° 30` North and longitudes 7° 30` and 7° 45` East. It lies on the North-Western flank of Akwa Ibom State. Its position makes it one of the economic gateways to Akwa Ibom State. Ikot Ekpene is historic in local government administration in Nigeria, as it became a premier model local government administration in 1951. Today, Ikot Ekpene is the headquarters of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District that has altogether 10 Local Government Areas.

Natural Resources
Palm produce: kernel, oil, raffia. Gravel, sharp sand, laterite, clay, timber

Commerce
Farmers, craftsmen, hunters, traders, raffia craftsmen, wood carvers and artisans.

People
The people of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area are Annang extracton and they speak Annang language.

Culture
Their rich cultural heritage is expresed In Ekpo, Abiakpo, Uta, Ikon (men) and Asian Akananwan, Asian Uboikpa Mbopo, Abang (women).

Population

Males Females TOTAL:
75,548 67,529 143,077
* Source: 2006 National Census