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
StateImo State
LGAOguta LGA
Population (2012)
 • Total20,096
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
 • Summer (DST)not observed
Postcode464...
GoddessUhamiri

Oguta is a town on the east bank of Oguta Lake in Imo State of southeastern Nigeria. It is made up of 27 villages, Umu-Ameshi is the administrative centre for the LGA 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]Originally, the people of Oguta (pronounced Ugwuta) belonged to the Ancient Kingdom of Benin before they started to migrate. That was around the 16th Century. The migration became inevitable following the series of wars in which the Benin Kingdom w as engaged for the purpose of extending their Kingdom and wielding greater economic and political power. Furthermore, the iron handed reign of Oba Ewuare the Great and his successor, Oba Esigie, precipitated the migration, which affected many other peoples.

LOCATION AND TERRITORY[edit]

Oguta is located in Imo State of Nigeria, and shares boundaries with Anambra, Delta and Rivers States. It lies within the Lower Niger drainage basin. Oguta is the headquarters of the Oguta Local Government Area and is one of the only two crude oil producing Local Governments in Imo State.

Territory[edit]

Oguta is a socio-geographic community town with a surface area of approximately 2,025.75 square kilometers. Oguta LGA itself comprises 27 villages. The Omereife festival (new yam ) – performed between July, August – September by, Mgbele, Nkwesi, Nneukwu, Osu Obodo Eziorsu, Oguta Egbuoma and Egwe communities. Okorosha festival (new year festival) – performed August and September by, Agwa, Awa Izombe, Akabo and Ejemekuru 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]

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