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Port Harcourt info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour (Africa/Lagos)

Population:
1,148,665

Coordinates:
4.77742, 7.0134

Region:
Rivers

Continent:
Africa

Country name:
Nigeria

ISO code:
NG, NGA, 566

Fips code:
NI

Phone code:
234

Country area:
923,768 km2

Country population:
154,000,000

Currency:
NGN

Language:
en

Other information:

Port Harcourt (Ikwerre: Ígúọ́cha; Pidgin: Po-ta-kot) is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. As of 2016, the Port Harcourt urban area has an estimated population of 1,865,000 inhabitants, up from 1,382,592 as of 2006.The area that became Port Harcourt in 1912 was before that part of the farmlands of the Diobu village group of the Ikwerre, an Igbo sub-group . The colonial administration of Nigeria created the port to export coal from the collieries of Enugu located 243 kilometres (151 mi) north of Port Harcourt, to which it was linked by a railway called the Eastern Line, also built by the British.In 1956 crude oil was discovered in commercial quantities at Oloibiri, and Port Harcourt's economy turned to petroleum when the first shipment of Nigerian crude oil was exported through the city in 1958. Through the benefits of the Nigerian petroleum industry, Port Harcourt was further developed, with aspects of modernization such as overpasses, city blocks, taller and more substantial buildings. Read more in wiki.



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