Ogidi, Anambra

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Ogidi
Ogidi is located in Nigeria
Ogidi
Ogidi
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°9′N 6°52′E / 6.150°N 6.867°E / 6.150; 6.867Coordinates: 6°9′N 6°52′E / 6.150°N 6.867°E / 6.150; 6.867
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Anambra State
LGA Idemili North
Population (2009)
 • Total 70,418
 • Ethnicities Igbo
 • Religions Christianity, Odinani

Ogidi is an Igbo town, the headquarters of Idemili North Local Government area, Anambra State, Nigeria. It has an estimated population of 70,000 and has as its neighbours Abatete, Ṅkpọr, Ụmụnnachị, Ụmụoji, Ogbụnike and Ụmụdiọka. Ogidi is best known for its mid-July annual Nwafor Festival, an 11-day festival in July that takes place after cultivation of yams and included prayers for a good season. It usually starts on the first Friday of the month.

The town is the birthplace of Chinua Achebe. Other attractions include the famous Iyi-Enu Hospital and Aforigwe market.