Top 10 Largest Towns & Cities in Rivers State

Rivers State Largest Towns & CitiesĀ 

This article will center on Rivers state biggest towns and cities.

Major towns in Rivers state

Also to be discussed in this post is largest communities and major towns in Rivers state, Nigeria.

Rivers state is a highly significant state in Nigeria.

This is not just because of the large population of Rivers state but also as a result of its position in Nigeria economy.

Rivers state has over 100 autonomous communities.

These communities in Rivers state are all attached under respective 20 Local Government Areas of Rivers state.

Port Harcourt, the state capital is the major and largest city in Rivers state.

However, there are other major cities and towns that are abound in the state.

In this write up, we will be discussing the biggest and largest communities and towns in Rivers state.

Biggest Towns in Rivers State

The query, what are the largest towns and cities in Rivers state is highly sought after.

This information is significant to those with interest in Rivers state.

Thus, could be for political purposes, empowerment, NYSC or NGO activities.

The biggest towns in Rivers state are those towns with the largest population of people in Rivers state.

Major towns with high population in Rivers state are most upland communities in Rivers state.

In most cases, these towns houses some of the biggest and most popular markets in Rivers state.

Below is the list of largest towns and cities in Rivers state.

Elele

Elele is ranked one of the biggest towns with major cities in Rivers state.

The town is boardered by Imo state and houses some of the most significant places in Rivers state state like Madonna University.

Elele is also one of the major cities in Rivers state.

Elele market is one of the biggest and most popular markets in Rivers state.

All these no doubt makes Elele one of the largest towns and cities in Rivers state.

Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt, nicknamed “Garden City” is the largest and most populous city in Rivers state.

The town is the most developed community in Rivers state with population of over 3 million.

Major markets in Rivers state are found in Port Harcourt.

The biggest companies and high paying multinational companies in Rivers state are found in this Rivers state community.

The town is also under Port Harcourt Local Government Area.

It is the town with highest number of rich people in Rivers state.

Opobo

Also on the list of Rivers state biggest towns is Opobo.

Most neighborhoods in Opobo is surrounded by water.

Opobo is among the largest cities in Rivers state with high population.

Some parts of the town now ceded to Akwa Ibom state.

It is a very popular and well known town in Rivers state.

Bonny

Bonny is a major town in Rivers state. It is the most beautiful island in Rivers state.

Apart from being among the major towns in Rivers state, Bonny is also a local government in the state and is one of the highly populated towns in Rivers state.

Okirika

This is one of the major towns with seaports in Rivers state.

It is also a local government town and one of the major cities in Rivers state outside Port Harcourt.

The town houses an NNPC jetty linked to Eleme Refinery.

Okirika has population of over 800,000 inhabitants.

Eleme

Eleme is one of the most popular towns and cities in Rivers state.

It is the town where refinery is located in Rivers state.

Also, Eleme is one of the towns in Rivers state with largest markets.

The town is in the middle of the state and lies between the state capital Port Harcourt and Island communities of Okirika and Bonny.

Kalabari

Kalabari is one of the major island communities in Rivers state with high population.

It is also one of the most developed islands in Rivers state.

Kalabari is a very prominent and ancient town in the state. It is one of the richest towns in Rivers state.

Igwuruta

Igwuruta is one of the major and most commercilised towns in Rivers state.

It is one of the fastest developing areas in Rivers state with many new estates fast rinsing in the town.

Also, the population of Igwuruta is fast growing and placing it on the list of top populated towns in Rivers state.

Ahoada

Also joining the list of major towns in Rivers state is Ahoada.

The town is located in northwest of Port Harcourt.

It is one of the towns with biggest lands in Port Harcourt.

So it is the largest towns in Port Harcourt by size.

Omoku

Omoku is a town in Rivers state that is boardered by Delta state.

The town has a population of about 400,000 residents.

It is the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area. It is a major towns in Rivers state.

Rumuokoro

Rumuokoro town is a major and significant town in Rivers state.

The town is the seat of Obia Akpor local government area of Rivers state.

It is home to one of the top 5 largest markets in Rivers state.

The population of Rumuokoro is roughly 500,000.

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Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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