Oguta

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Oguta
Ugwuta
City
Oguta is located in Nigeria
Oguta
Oguta
Coordinates: 5°42′42″N 6°48′34″E / 5.71167°N 6.80944°E / 5.71167; 6.80944
Country  Nigeria
State Imo State
LGA Oguta LGA
Population (2006)
 • Total 22,000
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC)
Postcode 464...
Goddess Uhamiri

Oguta is a town on the east bank of Oguta Lake in Imo State of southeastern Nigeria. It is made up of 27 villages. The Oguta people refer to themselves as Umu-Ameshi. It is the administrative seat for Oguta LGA. Oguta was one of the first territories used by the British to advance into the Igbo hinterland. As of 2012 Oguta's population was estimated at 20,096.[1] The city of Oguta is divided into two townships, Oguta 1 and Oguta 2, separated by its popular lake with the Local Government HQ located at OGUTA 1. Njaba River and Orashi River are major tributaries of the lake.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Oguta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.5
(90.5)
34
(93)
33.4
(92.1)
32.5
(90.5)
31
(88)
29.8
(85.6)
28.6
(83.5)
28.5
(83.3)
29.1
(84.4)
30.1
(86.2)
31.6
(88.9)
32
(89.6)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
23
(73)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
22.9
(73.2)
22.5
(72.5)
22.3
(72.1)
22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
22
(72)
22.3
(72.1)
21.2
(70.2)
22.4
(72.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
41
(1.6)
112
(4.4)
170
(6.7)
236
(9.3)
274
(10.8)
340
(13.4)
269
(10.6)
360
(14)
262
(10.3)
69
(2.7)
15
(0.6)
2,162
(85.1)
Source: Weatherbase[3]

Economy[edit]

Today, Oguta is better known for its resort hotel, challenging Scottish-designed golf course,Oguta has attracted a lot of visitors because of its popular lake. It is also a home of commercial fishing. It has a huge oil and gas deposit known as the "Golden Belt". Oguta is also known for its rich cultural diversity.Our traditional attires tells a lot of our rich culture. Fish, yam and cassava are just some of the staples in an average Oguta person's diet. Neighbouring towns include Ezi-Orsu, Izombe, Akri, Mgbidi, Awo-Omamma, Mgbele, Nkwesi, Nnebukwu, Orsu-Obodo, Egwe, and Egbuoma, border town with Anambra State. Oguta 2 is home to Donguarella, an Italian Catholic outreach project for handicapped children.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ Okonkwo, Uche Uwaezuoke (2011). "The Aro, Host Communities And Continuties In Intergroup Suspicion In The Oguta Area Since Pre-colonial Times" (PDF). Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences. 2 (2.4): 9. ISSN 2229-5313. 
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Oguta, Nigeria". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 

Coordinates: 5°42′42″N 6°48′34″E / 5.71167°N 6.80944°E / 5.71167; 6.80944