Onitsha

city

Onitsha (Igbo: Ọ̀nị̀chà Mmílí[3] or just Ọ̀nị̀chà) is a city on the east side of the Nigeria River, in Nigeria's Anambra State. It has a river port. In 2006, around 260,000 people lived there.

Onitsha

Ọ̀nị̀chà Mmílí

Port City
Metropolis
Onitsha aerial view
Onitsha aerial view
Official seal of Onitsha
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Port City, Onitsha(Osha)
Motto(s): 
Economic Hub For Commerce, Industry, And Education
Anthem: "With all our hearts, We Pray and ask"
Onitsha is located in Nigeria
Onitsha
Onitsha
Onitsha in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°10′N 6°47′E / 6.167°N 6.783°E / 6.167; 6.783
Country Nigeria
StateAnambra State
LGAOnitsha North, Onitsha South
Founded1550
Settled15th Century
Incorporated City19th Century
Government
 • TypeConstitutional Monarchy, Executive Chairman Local Government Council
 • Constitutional MonarchyObi of Onitsha Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, "Agbogidi"
 • Executive ChairmanPatrick Agha-Mba Onitsha North
Emeka Asoanya Onitsha South
 • Anambra North Senatorial District, OnitshaStella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi
Area
 • Metropolis52 km2 (20 sq mi)
 • Land36.12 km2 (13.95 sq mi)
 • Water0.067 km2 (0.026 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,965 km2 (759 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,965 km2 (759 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Metropolis261,604
 • Density5,030.8/km2 (13,030/sq mi)
 • Urban
7,425,000
 • Ethnicity
Igbo >90%, Others
 • Demonym
Onye Onicha (singular)
Ndi Onicha (plural) (Igbo)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Postcode
430...[2]
Area code(s)046
ClimateAw
Websitehttps://anambrastate.gov.ng

ReferencesEdit

  1. UN Habitat (2009). Structure Plan for Onitsha and Satellite Towns. UN-HABITAT. ISBN 978-92-1-132117-3. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  2. "Nipost Postcode Map". Nigerian Postal Service. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  3. Okanga, Eloka Chijioke Paul Nwolisa (2003). Njepu amaka--migration is rewarding: a sociocultural anthropological study of global economic migration. Peter Lang. p. 63. ISBN 0-8204-6090-7.