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Ihiagwa is a West African community located in the government area of Owerri West in Imo State, Nigeria. It is located 12 km south of the capital city of Owerri. The township is composed of eight villages: Umuelem, Umuchima, Mboke, Nnkaramochie, Iriamogu, Aku/Umuokwo, Ibuzo and Umuezeawula. The community is a monarchy ruled by an Eze.

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) is located in Ihiagwa. The Market in Ihiagwa is called 'Nkwo Ukwu'. 'uzi na aboshi' use to denote Nekede and Ihiagwa because the are siblings. The secondary school in Ihiagwa is Ihiagwa Secondary school. Obiwuruotu is the women dance group of Ihiagwa. Major religion is Christianity. Major Churches include ST John Anglican Church Ihiagwa, Catholic church Ihiagwa and Baptist Church Ihiagwa.

The surrounding Towns/Villages to Ihiagwa are Nekede, Eziobodo, Obinze, Naze and Obibiezena. Otamiri River passes through the Town.[1]


  1. ^ "THE GREAT OTAMIRI RIVER". Ihiagwa town. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 

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Coordinates: Lat (DMS) 5° 24' 0N | Long (DMS) 7° 1' 0E | Nigeria Altitude (meters): 155

Coordinates: 5°24′N 7°01′E / 5.400°N 7.017°E / 5.400; 7.017