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Dunukofia is in Anambra State, South East Nigeria.



Anambra State is made up of 21 Local Government Area and Dunukofia Local Government Area is one of them. Dunukofia LGA is made up of six towns: Ukpo, Ụmụnnachi, Ifitedunu, Umudioka Ukwullu and Nawagu. The majority of the population belongs to the Igbo ethnic group, which is the predominant ethnic group in the Eastern Nigeria. Ukpo is serving as the administrative headquarters of Dunukofia LGA. The economy of Dunukofia is primarily agrarian, with agriculture being the main occupation.

Dunukofia people are predominantly Christians and Traditional African worshippers. Their chief crop is yam. Other crops include cassava, cocoyam, maize, fluted pumpkin, melon, and tomatoes. Planting yam is mainly the affair of men.



The rainy and dry seasons are the two main seasons that Dunukofia LGA experiences each year with 3 weeks touch of harmattan around December to January. The region's average annual temperature is 28 degrees Celsius, and there are an average of 2950 mm of rain there each year.

Get in


Dunukofia is among the most accessible local governments in Anambra State, with federal and state roads crossing it at different points. There are so transportation means through which prospective visitors and tourists to Dunukofia can use in getting to the city. These include:

By plane


Prospective visitors wishing to access Dunukofia by Air would have to make use of the nearest airport which is the Chinua Achebe International Cargo Airport Anambra State and from there complete the 30 minutes’ drive to Dunukofia through the Onitsha—Enugu Old Road axis. The cost of getting to Dunukofia by air from different parts of Nigeria starts at ₦100,000.

By bus


Numerous transport companies offer bus shuttle services from different parts of Nigeria to Dunukofia. Prominent among these transport companies are the Transport Company of Anambra State and GUO Mass Transit with their fully operational bus parks within the Dunukofia metropolis. Several small shuttle operators also convey people from different parts of Anambra State and its environs to Dunukofia. The approximate cost of travelling by road to Dunukofia is ₦30,000 from the South West region, ₦40,000 from the North and ₦500 from the South Eastern parts.

Get around


There are a number of options available to visitors in Dunukofia to move around within the Towns.

These intra-city transportation options include the tricycles popularly known as “Keke napep”, the minibuses, and the taxi shuttle service providers and the commercial motorcycle riders also known as “Okada”. The average cost of these intra-city transport options is approximately ₦300 However, if the tricycles or taxi cabs are hired for personalized services, the costs increase to ₦500-1000.



Okpoimodu Shrine. This ancient Shrine is located at Ụmụnnachi Town in Dunukofia Local Government Area. It is believed that visiting the shrine will aid in the resolution of issues and achieve justice.



The people celebrate various cultural festivals and traditions, showcasing their customs, music, dance, and traditional attire.Dunukofia is a local government area that combines a predominantly agrarian economy with a mix of rural and semi-urban settlements. The area is known for its cultural heritage, educational institutions, and ongoing efforts to improve infrastructure for the well-being of its residents.

New yam festival


The New Yam Festival, in the Dunukofia community, is an important way of marking the beginning and end of the farming season. It is a celebration of life, accomplishments in the community, culture and well-being.

One of its popular produce, yam, is hugely celebrated yearly at the harvest of new yams from the farms, in an elaborate ceremony popularly known as the New Yam Festival. The celebration attracts tourists from the country and offers a platform for the women to show their art to visitors. Each town in Dunukofia Local Government Area has their own date for celebrating New Yam Festival.



Afọr-igwe Market Umudioka

This is a modern market where you can buy anything including clothing, cosmetics, and fresh and frozen food.



Food you can't afford to miss while in Dunukofia are: Ofe Akwu and Rice, Ofe Oha, Ofe Onugbo, Ofe Egusi and Ofe ogbono. These can either go with pounded yam or fufu.

  • Odueze Restaurant can boast of all kind of Nigerian foods and drinks. For eat in and take away. It is beside Central School Ụmụnnachi. It opens around 08:00 and closes 10:00 A plate of food costs ₦1000.




  • Maybeach Hotels and Suites Ifitedunu. Maybeach is located at Akueche's quarters Ukpommiri, Ifitedunu. Maybeach also have popular amenities like: pool, spa, free parking, free breakfast, WiFi (fast internet connection), room service 24 hours and it's also children friendly



All network available in Nigeria are all available in Dunukofia.

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