List of Anambra towns

Anambra towns are:

  1. Abacha 
  2. Abagana
  3. Abatete 
  4. Abba
  5. Achalla
  6. Achina
  7. Adazi-Ani
  8. Adazi-Enu
  9. Adazi-Nnukwu
  10. Agbudu 
  11. Aguleri
  12. Agulu
  13. Aguluezechukwu
  14. Aguluzigbo
  15. Ajali 
  16. Akili Ogidi 
  17. Akili-Ozizor 
  18. Akpo
  19. Akpu 
  20. Akwaeze
  21. Akwa-Ihedi 
  22. Akwa-Ukwu 
  23. Alor 
  24. Amaetiti 
  25. Amansea
  26. Amanuke
  27. Amaokpala
  28. Amawbia 
  29. Amesi
  30. Amichi 
  31. Amiyi 
  32. Amorka
  33. Anaku 
  34. Atani 
  35. Awa 
  36. Awba-Ofemili
  37. Awgbu 
  38. Awka 
  39. Awka-Etiti 
  40. Awkuzu
  41. Azia 
  42. Azigbo
  43. Ebenator 
  44. Ebenebe
  45. Ekwulobia
  46. Ekwulumili 
  47. Enugu Aguleri
  48. Enugu Out Aguleri
  49. Enugwu-Agidi 
  50. Enugwu-Ukwu 
  51. Enugwu-Umuonyia 
  52. Eziagu 
  53. Ezi-Aguluotuaguleri
  54. Ezi-Anam
  55. Ezinayor 
  56. Ezinifite
  57. Ezinifite 
  58. Eziowelle 
  59. Ezira 
  60. Ichi 
  61. Ichida 
  62. Ideani 
  63. Ifite-Anam
  64. Ifitedunu 
  65. Ifite-Ogwuari 
  66. Igbakwu 
  67. Igbariam
  68. Igboukwu
  69. Ihembosi 
  70. Ihiala 
  71. Ihite 
  72. Ikemivite
  73. Ikenga
  74. Inoma
  75. Isiagu 
  76. Isseke 
  77. Isu-Aniocha
  78. Isulo 
  79. Isuofia
  80. Lilu
  81. Mbaukwu 
  82. Mbosi 
  83. Mkpunandoaguleri
  84. Mputu 
  85. Nando
  86. Nanka 
  87. Nawfia 
  88. Nawfija 
  89. Nawgu 
  90. Ndikelionwu
  91. Ndiokolo 
  92. Ndiokpalaeke 
  93. Ndiokpalaeze 
  94. Ndiowu
  95. Ndiukwuenu 
  96. Neni
  97. Nibo 
  98. Nimo 
  99. Nise 
  100. Nkpologwu
  101. Nkpor 
  102. Nkwelle-Ezunaka 
  103. Nnewi 
  104. Nnobi 
  105. Nnokwa 
  106. Nri
  107. Nsugbe
  108. Nteje 
  109. Nzam
  110. Oba 
  111. Obeagwe 
  112. Obeledu
  113. Obosi 
  114. Ocuce Umudo 
  115. Odekpe 
  116. Ogbakuba 
  117. Ogboji 
  118. Ogbunike
  119. Ogbunka 
  120. Ogidi 
  121. Ogwu Aniocha 
  122. Ogwu-Ikpele 
  123. Ohita 
  124. Ojoto 
  125. Okija 
  126. Oko
  127. Okpeze 
  128. Okpoko 
  129. Okpuno 
  130. Olumbanasa
  131. Omasi 
  132. Omogho 
  133. Omor 
  134. Onitsha 
  135. Onneh 
  136. Ora-Eri
  137. Oraifite 
  138. Ora-Ukwu 
  139. Oroma-Etiti
  140. Ossamara 
  141. Osumenyi 
  142. Osumoghu
  143. Owelle
  144. Owerri-Ezukala
  145. Ozubulu 
  146. Ubulu Isiuzo 
  147. Ufuma 
  148. Uga
  149. Ugbene
  150. Ugbenu 
  151. Uke
  152. Ukpo 
  153. Ukpor 
  154. Ukwalla
  155. Ukwulu 
  156. Uli 
  157. Umerum 
  158. Umuawulu 
  159. Umuchu
  160. Umuchukwu 
  161. Umudioka 
  162. Umueje 
  163. Umuenweluanam
  164. Umueri
  165. Umuezeanam
  166. Umunachi 
  167. Umunankwo 
  168. Umunya 
  169. Umunze 
  170. Umuobaanam
  171. Umuoji 
  172. Umuomaku 
  173. Umuona
  174. Umuzu
  175. Unubi 
  176. Urum 
  177. Utu

Anambra is a Nigerian State located in south-eastern part of the country.

Date created
27 August 1991


4,844 km²

Anambra is bounded by Delta State to the west, Imo State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north.

Anambra State Government Secretariat in Awka, the state capital
Onitsha, Anambra

It has one of the highest population densities in Africa. The state comprises numerous thickly populated villages, a number of small towns and a few major towns; some areas are so thickly populated that the estimated density is 1500-2000 persons living within every square kilometer.

Most of the population is rural, although over the last two decades the rural-urban migration has stretched the meagre urban services to a breaking point. This pattern of human migration has posed serious problems for the state’s resources, fragile infrastructure, environmental sanitation, erosion control and social services. This pressure is especially evident in its huge commercial city of Onitsha.

Consequently, portable water, electricity and decent housing for the residents of Onitsha have become a luxury. The onerous task before the new government of Mr. Peter Obi is to reverse the decadence of the past and turn things around for the teeming population of Onitsha in particular and and the entire state generally.
Most of the population of Anambra State are members of the enterprising Igbo ethnic group who are renowned for their resourcefulness and spirit of entrepreneurship. The Anambra Igbo are ubiquitous and can be found in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria, as well as in virtually every region of the world. Wherever they find themselves, the entrepreneurial skills of the Igbo stand them out in all their fields of endeavor. Indeed, Anambra State is a very exciting place to visit by anyone who wants to experience the vibrance of authentic Africa.

Old Anambra State was created in 1976 from part of East Central State, and its capital was Enugu. Following further state creation in 1991, Anambra was divided into two states, Anambra and Enugu. Awka is the capital of Anambra State.

The main towns of Anambra state are Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Obosi, Ihiala, Ekwulobia (Aguata), Uli, Abagana.

Other significant communities include Ogidi, Aguleri, Umueri (Umuleri), Umuoba-Anam, Nmiata-Anam, Awkuzu, Nsugbe, Ichida, Alor and Atani. There are 21 local government areas in the state: Aguata, Awka-North, Awka-South, Anambra-East, Anambra-West, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Ekwusigo, Idemili-South and Idemili-North. Others are Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi-North, Nnewi-South, Ogbaru, Onitsha-North, Onitsha-South, Orumba-North, Orumba-South, and Oyi.

Anambrarians are a very educationally advanced people. Literacy rate in the state is comparatively high, and there is an abundance of well educated and skilled personnel in virtually all fields of endeavour. There are a number of institutions of higher learning including Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka; Anambra State University, formerly known as Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH) Uli; Federal Polytechnic in Oko; Nwafor Orizu College of Education in Nsugbe; College of Agriculture, Igbariam (now incoporated into the Agricultural Sciences faculty of the state university). Hundreds of excellent primary and secondary schools exist in the cities and towns of the state. Primary and secondary school enrollment in the state is one of the highest in the country. Consequently, Anambra state has one of the the largest numbers of JAMB candidates seeking the limited higher education spaces in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. A recent anomaly in the educational system is the drop in male enrolment, mainly in secondary schools. This is one of the educational problems currently being aggressively tackled by the state government.

Anambra state is the home state of many prominent Nigerians, past and present.

  • Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, First President of Nigeria
  • Lady Janet Mokwelu, First Nigerian Female Legislator
  • Sir Louis-Philippe Odumegwu-Ojukwu, First Nigerian Millionaire
  • Christopher Okigbo, Celebrated Poet
  • Professor Kenneth Dike, Renowned Historian
  • Chief Mrs Oyibo Odinamadu, Female Political Collosus
  • Mokwugo Okoye, Acclaimed Social Critic & Writer
  • Sir Louis Mbanefo, First Nigerian Lawyer
  • Dr Chuba Okadigbo, Former Senate President of Nigeria
  • Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, former Head of State/President of the defunct Republic of Biafra; Chairman of Board of Trustees of All People’s Grand Alliance (APGA) polictical party
  • Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, Second Republic Vice-President of Nigeria
  • Professor Chinua Achebe, Globally Acclaimed Author
  • Nwafor Orizu, First Senate President of Nigeria.
  • Professor Chike Obi, Renowned Mathematician
  • Dr. Pius Okigbo, Distinguished Economist
  • Professor Dora Akunyili, Director General of NAFDAC
  • Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Hon. Minister of Education
  • Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna, First Female Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria
  • Prof. Ben Enweonwu, Renowned Artist
  • Philip Philip Emeagwali, World Class Computer Scientist
  • Professor Charles C. Soludo, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Professor Ben Nwabueze, Renowned Constitutional Lawyer & Former Minister of Education.
  • Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli
  • Miss Chimamanda Adichie
  • Dr Ifediora Amobi