Umudike

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Umudike
Town
Umudike is located in Nigeria
Umudike
Umudike
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°28′33″N 7°32′56″E / 5.47583°N 7.54889°E / 5.47583; 7.54889
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Abia State

Umudike is a community in Abia State, Nigeria, about 10 kilometers southeast of Umuahia, the state capital. It is home to the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture and to the National Root Crops Research Institute The community is surrounded by other neighbouring villages which it shares it common beliefs and socio-cultural ethics with. This towns include; Umuariaga, Amaoba, Amawom, Nnono, Ndoro and Ahuwa. These towns accommodate about 50% of students from Michael Okpara University. The town is known for its popular 'Ekpe' festival which is held every January. This festival attracts a number of tourists from neighbouring states and even countries.Other socio cultural groups in the town includes Ayes, Buccaneers, Vicki boys, Tutus, Apaches, Maphites and Jew men. .[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike". Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Historical Background". National Root Crops Research Institute. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 

Coordinates: 5°28′33″N 7°32′56″E / 5.47583°N 7.54889°E / 5.47583; 7.54889