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Port Harcourt
Ụ́gwụ́ Ọ́chá
Ceety
Tap: A street scene in Port Harcourt Middle: Port Harcourt Internaitional Airport, The Ceety Centre Bottom: Govrenment Hoose, Port Harcourt
Tap: A street scene in Port Harcourt
Middle: Port Harcourt Internaitional Airport, The Ceety Centre
Bottom: Govrenment Hoose, Port Harcourt
Nickname(s): Pitakwa, P.H,[1] Garden City[2][3]
Port Harcourt is locatit in Nigerie
Port Harcourt
Port Harcourt
Cairt o Nigeria showing the location o Port Harcourt in Nigerie.
Coordinates: 4°49′27″N 7°2′1″E / 4.82417°N 7.03361°E / 4.82417; 7.03361Coordinates: 4°49′27″N 7°2′1″E / 4.82417°N 7.03361°E / 4.82417; 7.03361
Kintra  Nigerie
State Rivers
LGA(s) Port Harcourt, Eleme Ikwerre, Obio-Akpor, Ogu–Bolo, Okrika, Oyigbo, Tai.
Founded 1912
Incorporation 1913[3]
Named for Lewis Vernon Harcourt
Govrenment
 • Teep Mayor–Cooncil
 • Bouk Port Harcourt Ceety Cooncil
 • Mayor Chimbiko Iche Akarolo[4]
Aurie (1980s)[5]
 • Ceety 360 km2 (140 sq mi)
Population (2006)[6]
 • Ceety 541,115
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,382,592
 • Metro 1,947,000
  [Note 1][Note 2]
Demonym(s) Harcourtian[7]
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Postcode 500...[8]
Aurie code(s) 084[9]

Port Harcourt (Igbo: Ụ́gwụ́ Ọ́chá;[10][11][12] Pidgin: Po-ta-kot[3][Note 3]) is the caipital o Rivers State, Nigerie.

Twin touns – Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Port Harcourt haes the follaein sister ceety relationships, accordin tae Sister Cities International:

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The urban population is that o the Port-Harcourt Local Govrenment Aurie's population.[6]
  2. The metro population is that o aw the LGA's thegither.[6]
  3. 'Pidgin' is an important leid o Port Harcourt.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Celebrating Port Harcourt At 100". The Tide News Online. 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Williams, Lizzie (2008). Nigeria: The Bradt Travel Guide. p. 200. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hudgens, Jim; Trillo, Richard (2003). The rough guide to West Africa (4 ed.). Rough Guides. p. 1075. ISBN 1-843-53118-6. 
  4. "Mayor of Port Harcourt becomes Dolphins' No. 1 fan". Goal.com. Perform Group. 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  5. Izeogu, C.V. (1989). Environmental Problems in Third World Cities. International Institute for Environment & Development. p. 60. ISBN 1-84369-072-1. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Summing the 8 LGAs Port Harcourt as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  7. Arizona-Ogwu, L.Chinedu (16 February 2011). "Port Harcourt PDP Rally Stampede: Irregular Or Deregulated Police Action?". Nigerians In America. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  8. "Nipost Postcode Map". Nigerian Postal Service. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  9. Williams, Lizzie (2008). Nigeria: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 87. ISBN 1-84162-239-7. 
  10. Njoku, Onwuka N (October 2008). "Eastern Nigeria Under British Rule" (PDF). Department of History, University of Nigeria. University of Nigeria, Nsukka: 23. 
  11. McCall, John Christensen (2000). Dancing histories: heuristic ethnography with the Ohafia Igbo. University of Michigan Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-472-11070-5. 
  12. Okafor, S.O. (January 1973). "The Port Harcourt Issue: A Note on Dr Tamuno's Article" (PDF). African Affairs. Royal African Society. Oxford University Press. 72 (286): 74. 
  13. "Port Harcourt, Nigeria". Sister-cities.org. Sister Cities International. Retrieved 2014-06-15.