Ikwo (local government)

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Country  Nigeria
State Ebonyi State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ikwo is the largest Local Government Area in Ebonyi State. It is situated on the eastern part of the state. It has a land mass of approximately 500 square kilometers and shares a border with Abakaliki, Izzi and Ezza Local Government Areas as well as Cross River State. It is the home land of a former Governor of the state Chief Martin Elechi. Ikwo is the home to Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) One of the Universities established by president Goodluck Jonathan.

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The people of Ikwo have a rich culture. Community and family are highly valued. Burials and marriage ceremonies are both treated with fanfare. Several masquerades are part of these ceremonies. Dance groups are common place. The Ikwo language is generally spoken.

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Coordinates: 12°28′23″N 7°29′13″E / 12.473°N 7.487°E / 12.473; 7.487