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Anambra State Historical development

Anambra state is originally part of the East central State. It was in 1967 when the State has been broken down into two: the Imo and Anambra State. During those times, Anambra State was still with the Enugu State that includes Abakaliki which is part of the Ebonyi state. In August 1991, there has been further creation of states which results in the removal of the Enugu State and Abakaliki, thus leaving the Anambra State as one constitution.

The state got its name from the largest river in Nigeria, the Anambra River. The land area has a total of 4,415 sq. km.

The present Anambra state was created due to the desire of spreading an economic development and provides solution to the national problems arising in the north south. The former Anambra state has been prone to oppositions in the geopolitical arena.

Anambra State People and Culture

The people who occupy the State are known as Igbo. They are ethic people who are known for being hardworking, friendly, accommodating, and law abiding citizens. They are likely to deal in enterprising and gain reputation in the business industry. There is also great manpower where skilled individuals can be trusted in any field of human industry. Their language is Igbo, but people also use English in their communications.

The state is also rich when it comes to their cultural heritages. There has been Archeological discoveries that reveal great art works which were believed to come from the Nri Kingdom. This works have shown the great culture of the ancient state.

Anambra State Population

The 1991 population census said that there has been 2,796,475 total number of people living in the State. With just 4,416 sq., km. land area, the state is considered to be one of the states in Nigeria that is densely populated. The distribution of the population in the state shows that there has been above average density in Anambra.

Rural and Urban Development

Anambra’s major urban cities include Onitsha, Nnewi, Okpoko, and Awka. Onitsha now serves as the state’s premier city. The market here is considered as one of the largest in the West Africa. The city is now growing to be one of the commercial cities of the state. Nnewi, on the other hand, is rapidly developing commercial and industrial centers. Awka, being the state’s capital, is now recuperating its precolonial reputation.

Anambra’s urbanization covers almost sixty percent of the state’s area. The major urban areas are now in the state of developing their commercial and industrial sites.

Meanwhile, the rural communities are now gaining more social amenities through the efforts of the community and initiatives from private sectors. Despite of the continuous migration from rural areas to the state, the progress in this areas are still going in a fast pace. The indigents of the states can still be found engaging in various businesses. Migration increases its rate in the area. People from the other state are now starting to migrate in the major cities of Anambra.

With the human power that the state possesses, progress is now becoming unquestionable. The development is now continually growing and it can be seen in the current situation of the state.

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