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Itu LGA

ITULGA

Location
The Local Government Area occupies a landmass of approximately 606.1 0 square kilometres.
It is bounded in the North and North-East by Odukpani in Cross River State and Arochukwu in Abia State, in the West by Ibiono Ibom and Ikono Local Government Areas, in the South and SouthEast by Uyo and Uruan Local Government Areas, respectively.

Tourism
Tourist attraction that abound in Itu LGA include beaches, navigable water system, beautiful topography of the area, etc.

Natural Resources
The area is rich in both natural and mineral resources such as crude oil, fine sand, limestone, salt, gravel and clay.
Forest resources consist of timber, wild life, palm trees, raffia trees, gmelina plantations and firewood.
Marine resources include fish, crayfish, oysters, lobster, shrimps shells, periwinkle among others.

Commerce
Mainly farming, fishing and trading.

People
Predominantly Ibibio speaking group with pockets of Efik speaking people and the Ijaws

Culture
The rich traditional culture could be found expressed in Ekpo and Ekpe masquerades and dances.

Population

Males Females TOTAL:
67,566 59,467 127,033
* Source: 2006 National Census