Uyo

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Uyo
City
Motto(s): 
Land of Promise
Uyo is located in Nigeria
Uyo
Uyo
Coordinates: 5°2′N 7°55′E / 5.033°N 7.917°E / 5.033; 7.917Coordinates: 5°2′N 7°55′E / 5.033°N 7.917°E / 5.033; 7.917
Country Nigeria
StateAkwa Ibom
Government
 • TypeState Capital Territory
 • ChairmanDr. Uwemedimo Udo
Area
 • City362 km2 (140 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)[1]
 • City427,873
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
554,906
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Area code(s)085
Vehicle registrationUYY
ClimateAm
Websitehttp://akwaibomstate.gov.ng

Uyo is the state capital of Akwa Ibom, South South Nigeria.

It became the capital on September 23, 1987 when Akwa Ibom was created from the former Cross River State. According to the 2006 Nigerian Census, the population of Uyo (including Itu) is 427,873,[2] while the greater urban area, including Uruan, has a population of 554,906.[3]

Ibibio is the primary indigenous language. The main campus of the University of Uyo is in Nwaniba, with satellites on Ikpa Road.

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  1. ^ Summing the 2 LGAs Uyo and Itu LGA's as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  2. ^ Summing the 2 LGAs Uyo and Itu LGA's as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  3. ^ Summing the 2 LGAs Uyo and Itu LGA's as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19.