Okigwe is the second largest city in Imo state of Nigeria. The city lies between the Port Harcourt-Enugu-Maiduguri rail line.Thus has grown into a major cattle transit town for the southeast and south subregions. Okigwe has a population of 535,765 (2005 est.). Most of the population is made up of immigrant workers from other states. Okigwe city was the primary host site of the old Imo State University (now Abia State University). Okigwe has various tourist and historical sites. The Federal Government College in the city have remained one of the best unity schools in Nigeria. Okigwe remains one of the bread baskets of Nigeria with terrace cultivation practiced on its hilly farmlands. Okigwe also boasts many good relaxation spots such as Alexandra Suites & Hotels Ltd in Imo state which is situated at No 1 Alexandra Ave, Umuchima Road, Ubahu. St. Mary’s Cathedral in Okigwe is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Okigwe.