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Uvwie is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: Coordinates: 5°52′12″N 6°00′04″E / 5.87000°N 6.0010°E / 5.87000; 6.0010
Country Nigeria
StateDelta State
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Uvwie is one of the twenty-five Local Government Areas (LGA) in Delta State, Nigeria, and is one of the Urhobo kingdoms.


Uvwie is located in the area roughly between longitudes 5.40' and 5.50' East of Latitudes 5.30 and 5.50 North. The area is approximately 100 square kilometres and it is bounded by Okpe Kingdom in the North and Udu and Ughiẹvwen in the North-West, Agbarho kingdom in the North East, Agbarho-Ame in the East, Warri kingdom in the South.

It is a gateway town in and out of the city of Warri;Also it is a border town to Osubi Airport in Osubi.[citation needed]

A centre of civilization for the Urhobo people, Effurun is the headquarters of the Uvwie local government of Delta state, Nigeria.[citation needed]

It is a densely populated region and has many of the city's finest exotic hotels for relaxation such as Wellington Hotel, Hotel, Excel, Mega Hilton hotel, GT Maines Hotels and Suites, Golden Tulip Hotel.

List of towns and villages in Uvwie Local Government Area includes : • Effurun • Ekpan • Enerhen • Okuamowah • Okuireroh • Okwemowa • Okwetata • Ugborikoko • Opet • Ugbolokposo • Ugbomoro • Ugboroke

Corporations and government facilities[edit]

Various companies and facilities are located within this town, such as:

  • Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun, Ugbomoro
  • Army Barracks, Effurun
  • Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Ekpan
  • J.FM(Private radio station)
  • Uvwie modern market
  • Ovie Palace, Effurun
  • Warri Business School
  • Centre for Peace International and Mediation
  • Delta Mall (ShopRite), Effurun Roundabout
  • Signatious Hotel and Suites, Effurun
  • Robinson Gbagi Mall, p.t.i junction Effurun

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