In this post, our focus will center on Imo state towns & cities.
Imo state is one of the largest states in southern Nigeria.
The state is in southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
Imo state is boardered by Anambra, Rivers and Abia state.
Imo state is made up of 27 local government areas.
Of the 27 local government areas that make up Imo state, there are major towns and cities that are spread across Imo state.
The heartbeat state as fondly called and known is one of the oil producing states in Nigeria.
The number towns and communities in Imo state is above 200 according to official figures from the state’s ministry of towns and chieftaincy matters.
In this article, we will be discussing major towns and cities in Imo state.
These are biggest Imo state cities and urban centers.
They are also towns with highest number of clusters of people and commercial activities.
Imo State Major Cities & Towns
Below are some the major towns and prominent cities in Imo state Nigeria.
The list of biggest towns in Imo state is in no particular order and is strictly based on population, commercial activities and urbanization.
The capital of Imo state, Owerri is the largest town and city in Imo state.
Owerri is projected to have a population of over 1.5 million residents.
The seat of government of Imo state is the most populous city in Imo state.
This may not be unconnected with the presence of multiple higher institutions of learning in the city as well as major federal government institutions.
It is the largest town in entire Imo state.
Orlu, a major city in Imo state with a population of over 500,000 residents is among the largest towns in Imo state.
The town consists of two major local government area in Imo state.
It is the second largest city in Imo state behind Owerri.
Also rated among the largest cities and towns in Imo state is Okigwe town.
It is among the major cities in Imo state with commercial activities.
The population of Okigwe is projected to be around 300,000 residents.
It is one of the most popular towns in Imo state.
Mgbidi is an urban center in Imo state. The town shares borders with Amorka in Anambra state.
Mgbidi is another major town in Imo state with high commercial and economic activities.
Also in the list of largest towns in Imo state is Mbaise.
Mbaise comprises of many other smaller communities.
It is one of the towns in Imo state with highest population.
Nkwerre in Imo state is estimated to have population of about 110,000 residents.
The town is a semi urban town in Imo state. The town also enjoys a some level of commercial activities.
It also ranked among the major towns and cities in Imo state.
Njaba is a major city in the middle of Imo State. The town is the seat of Njaba local government area in Imo state.
It is one of the cities with biggest markets in Imo state.
There is also presence of commercial banks in Njaba town. It is no doubt a major city in Imo state.
Obinze in extreme part of Imo state is also another major town in Imo state.
The town houses popular Hausa markets in Imo state as well as Army Barracks in Imo state.
It is also one of the most populated towns in Imo state, Nigeria.
Ikeduru is a town and local government in Imo state.
Though the city is made up several autonomous communities.
Ikeduru is one of the Imo state largest cities and towns.
Ohaji/Egbema is a town and also a local council in Imo state.
The oil producing town in Imo state is one of the largest and biggest towns in Imo state.
The town is in extreme part of Imo state and is boardered by Rivers state.