Nkanu East

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Nkanu East
Nkanu East is located in Nigeria
Nkanu East
Nkanu East
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°20′N 7°39′E / 6.333°N 7.650°E / 6.333; 7.650Coordinates: 6°20′N 7°39′E / 6.333°N 7.650°E / 6.333; 7.650
Country  Nigeria
State Enugu State
 • Total 795 km2 (307 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 148,774
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix 402
ISO 3166 code NG.EN.NE

Nkanu East is a Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria, bordering Ebonyi State to the east. Its headquarters are in the town of Amagunze.

Communities in Nkanu East Local Government Area include Akpawfu, Ugbakwa, Nkerefi,Mburubu, Nomeh Unateze, Nara Unateze, Owoh, Ubahu, Amaechi idodo, Ama nkanu, Oruku, Amagunze and Ihuokpara. Ihuokpara,as one of the most prominent towns in Nkanu-East has an ancient history that cannot be ignored when Nkanu and widely,Enugu State is discussed. Owoh village is famous for its Traditional Masquerade (Omaba)

Akpawfu village is famous for it traditional masquerade (omaba), special palm wine tapping (akwuru Akpawfu), all type of palm produce ( palm oil, nut and cannel) and farming.

The local Council, that was formed around 1983 has not advanced the area very much in terms of basic amenities like electricity, hospitals, modern housing and schools. Nkanu East Cut off From Modernity. Hopefully this will improve over time.

It has an area of 795 km² and a population of 148,774 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 402.[1]


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.