Akwa Ibom state is one of the richest states in Nigeria.
The state is a major oil producing state in Nigeria which is made up of diverse ethic groups.
In this post, our discussion will be based on communities, towns and cities in Akwa Ibom State.
Akwa Ibom State is one of the six states of south-south geo political zone of Nigeria.
The capital of the state is Uyo. Akwa Ibom state is one of the best states to visit in Nigeria for some reasons which includes the hospitality of the people.
Also, the infrastructure and level of security in the state is one of the best in the country.
It is one of the tourism states in Nigeria. Not forgetting the best and most beautiful football stadium in west Africa is situated in this state.
Greater part of Akwa Ibom state are urban and semi urban centers.
Thus making all round the state easily accessible.
There are 80 autonomous towns and communities in Akwa Ibom State.
These towns differs in terms of size, development index and population.
In this article, we will be discussing the largest cities and towns in Akwa Ibom state.
Biggest Towns & Cities in Akwa Ibom
Most of the Akwa Ibom State biggest towns and communities are among the major cities in Awka Ibom State.
They are the most developed towns in Akwa Ibom state.
Also, these towns are the towns with the largest and biggest population in Akwa Ibom state.
Read on while we bring you the top largest cities and communities in Akwa Ibom State.
First on our roll call of largest towns and major cities in Akwa Ibom is the state capital, Uyo town.
Uyo the capital of Awka Ibom is the town with highest population in the state.
Uyo is also the seat of Akwa Ibom state government as well as the most developed urban center in the state.
The population of Uyo is estimated to be around 1.1 million residents.
This is where majority of non indigenes of the state lives and works in the state.
Eket town in Akwa Ibom state is another major city in the state.
It is one of the most commercilised towns in Akwa Ibom state.
Eket is one of the towns in Akwa Ibom with highest number of population.
The population of Eket is estimated at over 500,000. Major oil companies in Akwa Ibom state operates at the town.
Ikot Ekpene is another major town and urban center in Akwa Ibom state.
The town has some of the major government infrastructure like higher institution etc.
The population of Ikot Ekpene is estimated at over 350,000 persons.
Ikot Abasi is one of the biggest towns in Akwa Ibom state.
Ikot Abasi is a local council on its own. This shows the size of the town.
It is also an semi urban center in the state. Ikot Abasi population is estimated at 200,000.
Also on our list of largest towns in Akwa Ibom state is Abak.
Abak town is a semi urban area in Akwa Ibom state known for high agricultural produce.
The people of Abak are very friendly and welcoming as well.
It is a good place to be in Akwa Ibom State.
Oron is the most developed town in riverine areas of Akwa Ibom state.
The population of Oron is estimated at over 300,000 persons.
This makes the town one of the largest communities in Akwa Ibom state.
Most sea foods in Nigeria are produced and gotten from Oron town in Akwa Ibom state.
Essien Udim town in Akwa Ibom state measures up among the largest cities in Akwa Ibom state.
The population of Essien Udim town is estimated at over 150,000.
Uruan town in Akwa Ibom state is among the largest towns in the state.
It is also among the urban areas in Akwa Ibom state.
The population of Uruan is estimated at around 190,000.
It one of the towns with most beautiful girls in Akwa Ibom state.
Ikono with an estimate population of around 180,000 is among the major towns in Akwa Ibom state.
The town houses Ikono local council which was created in 1976.
It is no doubt among the Akwa Ibom biggest towns.
Esit Eket is another major and one of the biggest towns in Akwa Ibom state.
Esit Eket is a very cool town with highly hospitable people.
It is also a good place to visit in Akwa Ibom state.
Food of Esit Eket people are very delicious and good.