Mkpat-Enin

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Mkpat-Enin
LGA and town
Mkpat-Enin is located in Nigeria
Mkpat-Enin
Mkpat-Enin
Coordinates: 4°44′1″N 7°44′55″E / 4.73361°N 7.74861°E / 4.73361; 7.74861
Country  Nigeria
State Akwa Ibom State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Mkpat-Enin is located in the southeast of Nigeria and is a town and a Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State. It sits at an altitude of approximately 185 metres (607 ft) above sea level.[1]

The LGA has an area of 322.352 square kilometres (124.461 sq mi) and is located within the industrial belt extending from Eastern Obolo, Etinan, Oruk Anam, Onna, to Ikot Abasi. The people are traditionally Ibibio speakers. The population was 178,036 based on the 2006 census. The area is rich in oil and natural gas; oil was discovered in Ikot Akpa/Ekop as early as 1953. Forest reserves include timber and palm produce.[2]

One of the campuses of the Akwa Ibom State University of Technology is located in this community.[3]

The LGA has four clans and 87 villages:[4]

Ikpa Ibom Clan (31 villages)
Ikot AKata Ikot Ayan Ikot Akpaden Ikot Edim Ikot Akpaekop Ikot Obio - Itong Ikot Obio-Akai Ikot Akpan
Ikot Ediongno Ikot Etefia Ikot Obong Ikot Akpabio Ikot Osong OtUK Ikot Aba Ikot Inyang Okop Ikot Isighe
Ikot Eti Ikot Enin Ikot OkopOdong Ikot UKwa Ikot Oyoro Ikot Obiondoho Ekim Ibioete
Ndon Obodom Ikot Ekpang Atanuk Ikot Ekong Ikot Obio Ekpong Ibotio Ndon
Ukpum Minya clan (24 villages)
Etuk Nung Ukim Eka Nung UKim Ikot Udo Idem Ikot Udo Ikot Edeghe NkIkotara Ibot Asong
Ikot Ekop Ikot Akpabio Ikot Obio Okoi Ikot Abia Ata Minya Ikot Akpa Okop Ikot Etefia Ikot EkaIdeh
Ikot Obong Ikot Abasi Ikot Ekp UK Nung Ukim 3 Ikot Ekpe Mkpat Enin Ikot Obio Akwa Ikot Abasi Ufon
Ikotpa Ikotono Clan (16 villages)
Asana Ikot Ekpaw Ikot Obionso Ibianga Ekpuk Ikot Esen AkpanNtuen Ikot Abia Utok Ikot Mkpeye
Ikot Edah Ikot Unya Iffe Ikot Afang Ikot Aba si Obio Nkan Ikot Umiang Obio Nkan Ikot Enyiene Obio Nkan Iton
Ibiaku Clan (16 villages)
Ikot Ebak Ikot Aka Ikot Ntot Ikot Etina Ikot AkpaObong Ibekwe Akpan Nya Nya Odiong Minya Ntak
Ikot Abia Enin Ikot Abasi Akpan Ikot Ekpenyong Ndot Abat Ikot Akanung Ikono Ekpene Ubium Esa Ekpo Ikot Idiong Ibiaku

It is part of the Ikot Abasi / Mkpat Enin / Eastern Obolo Constituency of the Nigerian House of Representatives.[5] It is within the Catholic Diocese of Uyo.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nkpat-Enin". Geonames. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Mkpat Enin". Akwa Ibom State Government. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Brief Introduction". Akwa Ibom State University of Technology. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  4. ^ http://communityservicecontent.blogspot.com.ng/2014/12/mkpat-enin-lga-know-your-clan-and.html
  5. ^ "Ikot Abasi / Mkpat Enin / Eastern Obolo Constituency". AfDevInfo. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  6. ^ "Diocese of Uyo". Catholic Church in Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 

Coordinates: 4°44′1″N 7°44′55″E / 4.73361°N 7.74861°E / 4.73361; 7.74861