Last updated on September 13th, 2023 at 10:31 am
By land area, Akwa Ibom is the 7th smallest state in Nigeria occupying an area of 7,081km². It is among the oil-producing states in the South-south geo-political zone of Nigeria.
Going geopolitical, Akwa Ibom is the smallest state by land area among the south-south states, coming behind Cross River, Edo, Delta, Rivers, and Bayelsa states.
What are the Local Government Areas that makeup Akwa Ibom?
There are 31 local government areas that makeup Akwa Ibom, the Land of Promise doesn’t exist in isolation.
Each of the LGA has a land area that add up to the 7,081km² land area of the oil-producing state.
Below are the list of all the local government areas in Akwa Ibom state and their land area plus the headquarters of the LGAs
|Ikot Ekpene (KTE)
|Nung Udoe (NGD)
|Afaha Ikot Ebak (AFH)
|Urua Inyang (NYA)
|Oko Ita (BMT)
|Utu Etim Ekpo (AEE)
|Ikot Abasi (KTS)
|Ibiaku Ntok Okpo (KKN)
|Mkpat Enin (MKP)
|Odoro Ikpe (DRK)
|Afaha Offiong (AFG)
|Nto Edino (NTE)
|Ikot Edibon (KTD)
|Ikot Ibritam (KTM)
|Ikot Akpa Nkuk (KPK)
|Urue Offong (UFG)
What is the biggest LGA in Akwa Ibom State?
By land area, Uruk Anam is the biggest local government in Akwa Ibom State. Uruk Anam has 811km² area.
When was Akwa Ibom State created?
The military regime of Ibrahim Babangida created Akwa Ibom state on September 23, 1987. You can find more details about Akwa Ibom in its history which was earlier covered.
How does Akwa Ibom State compare in size to other states in Nigeria?
Compared to other states, Akwa Ibom is the 7th smallest state in Nigeria by area.