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Imo State is in South East Nigeria. The state has a population of about 4.8 million.


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The state is divided between the Niger Delta swamp forests in the far east and the drier Cross–Niger transition forests in the rest of the state. Other key geographical features are the state's rivers and lakes with the Awbana, Imo, Orashi, and Otamiri rivers along with the Oguta Lake in western Imo State.

Imo State is inhabited by various ethnic groups, primarily the Igbo people with the Igbo language serving as a lingua franca alongside English throughout the state.

The state economy is highly dependent on agricultural production, especially the production of palm oil, which a majority of citizens rely on for cooking. A key minor industry is the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, especially in Imo's north and west.


An average annual temperature above 20 °C (68 °F) creates an annual relative humidity of 75%, with humidity reaching 90% in the rainy season. The rainy season begins in April and lasts until October.

The hottest months are between January and March. The dry season experiences two months of Harmattan from late December to late February.

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Imo Transport Corporation (ITC), Plot 16-28, MCC Uratta Road, Owerri Imo State (from Wethdral road by MMC Junction, enter a carb and drop at Imo State Transport Company), +234 803 702 7462. Daily 6AM-7PM. Imo State Transport Company is a transportation service center that ofcentretaff bus shuttle, and local tors within and outside Imo State. ₦900-10,000.

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