Ebonyi State

The state is in the South East geo-political zone of Nigeria. It was created out of Abia and Enugu States on 1st October, 1996. It derived its name from the Ebonyi River. The state capital is Abakaliki known for its salt deposits. Other mineral deposits found in the state are zinc, lead, limestone, granite, refactory clay and gypsum. The tourist attractions in the state include the eleven officially gazetted forest reserves and the 450 hectares Akanto Game Reserve. The state is refer to as the Salt of the Nation. In the 2006 Population and Housing Census, Ebonyi state is made up of 1,064,156 males nd 1,112,791 females

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