Rivers State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. At the 2006 census, the state had a population of 5,185,400. It is the sixth-most populated state in the country. The capital and largest city is Port Harcourt. It is also the centre of Nigeria's petroleum industry.
Location of Rivers State in Nigeria
|Geopolitical zone||South South|
|Formation||27 May 1967|
|• Body||Government of Rivers State|
|• Governor||Nyesom Wike (PDP)|
|• Deputy||Ipalibo Banigo (PDP)|
|• Legislature||House of Assembly|
|• Total||11,077 km2 (4,277 sq mi)|
|• Density||635.89/km2 (1,646.9/sq mi)|
|• Total||$21.07 billion|
|• Per capita||$3,965|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (WAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||NG-RI|
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Rivers State is bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. To the north it is bordered by Imo, Abia and Anambra states. To the east it is bordered by Akwa Ibom State and to the west by Bayelsa and Delta states.
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- See List of Governors of Rivers State for a list of prior governors
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