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Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt - description of the city:

Port-Harcоurt is a town in the south part of Nigeria, it is an managerial center of the River state. The city is situated on the bank of the Bonnie river. First of all, the town is a home to the tribes, who lived there before-Ikvere and Iayau. There are international airport,several seaports, stadiums, and oil refineries.

The only thing that in this case is worth to clarify is the fact that when these tribes lived there, the town also didn’t exist per se. Port-Harcourt was formed in 1912s with the help of the English colonists. They were needed it only as a port for shipping of coal from Еnugu. Whatever, the town was founded and named in honor of the one of the British colonies`s Minister. It should be noted from the past of the city that after 4 years after its founding, the city became a major deep-water port of the country and it remains to this day.

About the city as a cultural tourist destination- this town is pleasing and interesting for its beaches and gardens. However, on the other hand, many members of tourism world and Nigerians are warning that a visit to this city tourists should be very circumspect and cautious. The fact is than according to statistics in this city were been committed the cases of kidnapping of foreign tourists, as well as has been observed many different manifestation of currency fraud.

Today, Port-Harcourt is the main export center of Nigerian products such as wood, palm oil, cocoa, peanut, and even coal and tin. The city is also, if to consider that it is located more deeply and firmly on the ground, a huge industrial area with lot of factories, which are manufacturing everything what you can imagine, ranging from tobacco and up the rubber and car assembly. 

Country Nigeria
International title Port Harcourt
Population 1,148,665 people
Timezone Africa/Lagos
State Rivers State
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 4.77742 x Longitude: 7.0134

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History and present of Port Harcourt
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