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Mkpat Enin LGA

MKPATENINLGA

Location
Mkpat Enin
Local Government is bounded by Ikot Abasi, Eastern Obolo, Oruk Anam, Onna and Etinan Local Government Areas.

It has a landmass of 322.352 square kilometres and is located within the industrial belt extending from Ibiono, Eket to Ikot Abasi.

Tourism
Tourist potentials abound in the area and are mainly private driven, e.g. hotels, gardens.

Natural Resources
Abundant mineral deposits, e.g. crude oil and gas. Oil was discovered in Ikot Akpa/Ekop , Mkpat Enin Local Government Area as far back as 1953. Forest reserves include timber, wood, palm produce.

Commerce
Trading, farming and hunting

People
Traditionally Ibibio speaking people with a population of 178,036 based on 2006 census figure.

The rich cultural heritage is exhibited in Ekpo, Atat and Ekong masquerades and traditional dances.

Population

Males Females TOTAL:
93,927 84,109 178,036
* Source: 2006 National Census