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An aerial view of the river sometime called Ikom River
LGA and town
Ikom is located in Nigeria
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
StateCross River State
 • Total1,961 km2 (757 sq mi)
(2006 census)
 • Total162,383
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.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.