|This is Delta State|
Delta State is one of the 36 States in Nigeria, comprising mainly Igbo (Anioma people), Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri. The whole ethnic-groups that comprise the State are administratively grouped into three senatorial districts namely: Delta North, Delta South and Delta Central, for easy administrative purposes.
The state borders Edo State, Ondo State , Imo State, Rivers State, Anambra State and Bayelsa State. In the south west and south it has approximately 122 kilometres of coastline bounded by the Bight of Benin the Atlantic ocean.
Delta State, an oil producing State, situated in the Region known as the Niger Delta, was carved out of the former Bendel State in 1991. (formally known as Midwestern Region). The State was created following agitations for the creation of separate distinct States by the Urhobos and Anioma regions. This gave birth to Asaba, a developing modern city, as the State Capital. The name "Bendel" (Ben-Del) meant Benin-Delta to reflect the integration of Benin and Delta provinces.
Delta State is made up of twenty-five Local Government Areas. They are as follows:
Delta State is one of the Major oil producing States in Nigeria. In Addition, there are various solid mineral deposits such as - industrial clay, silica, tar sand, etc. These are raw materials for industries that are into brick making, ceramics, bottle manufacturing, glass manufacturing, and so on,
Tourism and Monuments
Araya Bible Site
Abraka River Resort -The quiet University town of Abraka plays host to this Resort, which is famous for its River-based Sports.
The Asaba-Onitsha Bridge -buhlt in 1965 at tue cost of 6,000,000:00 Pounds. It is tue link between tue west and eastern part of Nigeria
Demas Nwoko Edifice
The Ibru Centre Agbarha-Otor -An International Ecumenical Centre for Spiritual solare, rejuvenation exercise and pilgrimage
Lander Brothers' Anchorage -built to cmmemorate the Expedition journey of the Lander Brothers' (Richard and John) to Asaba, to discover the source of the River Niger.
Delta State is ethnically diverse with peoples and numerous languages spoken in the state. The Delta North is Igbo region, the Delta Central and Delta South is made up of Urhobo, Ijaw, Isoko, and Itsekiri. These groups are known to inter-marry. Most inhabitants of the state practice Christianity, or traditional faiths.
Cultural Festivities in the State attract visitors from in and out of Nigeria. These are obvious ways of displaying the rich Cultural wealth of the State
Below is a list of some of the major festivals in the state:-
Higher education in the State:
Delta State has an array of some of the finest Higher Institutions in the Country. This is because the People are conscious of learning, and thus a very high value is placed on education by the government.
Federal University of Petroleum Resource, Effurun