About Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State known as the ‘Salt of the Nation’ because of its large salt deposits was carved out from the old Abia and Enugu State in October 1, 1996 with Abakaliki as its capital.
It has boundaries in the North with Benue State, in the East with Cross River State, in the South by Abia State and in the west by Enugu State.

Geopolitically, it belongs to the South East Zone of Nigeria but lies entirely in the Cross River Plains. The population of the State was put at 2,176,947 by the 2006 census, with a growth rate of 3.5% per annum.
Males constitute 48.9% while females constitute 51.1% of the population.

The State is mainly rural with about 75% of the population living in the rural areas.

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