Ikom

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Ikom
LGA and town
Ikom is located in Nigeria
Ikom
Ikom
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°05′N 8°37′E / 6.083°N 8.617°E / 6.083; 8.617Coordinates: 6°05′N 8°37′E / 6.083°N 8.617°E / 6.083; 8.617
Country  Nigeria
State Cross River State
Area
 • Total 1,961 km2 (757 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 162,383
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 551
ISO 3166 code NG.CR.IK

Ikom is a Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Ikom in the east of the area on the Cross River and the A4 highway at5°57′40″N 8°42′39″E / 5.96111°N 8.71083°E / 5.96111; 8.71083.

It has an area of 1,961 km² and a population of 162,383 at the 2006 census.

The people of Ikom are majorly farmers. Ikom is a major producer of Banana and Plantain for the Nigerian market.

Ikom is known for the Ikom monoliths, artifacts that bear an ancient writing sometimes taken to be an early form of nsibidi.[1]

The postal code of the area is 551.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.taneter.org/writing.html
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-25.