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Biggest towns in Anambra State

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Anambra State is the commercial hub of the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It is predominantly Christian and with lots of adoration centres. The state has both human and natural resources

Below is the list of the biggest towns in Anambra State.

Nnewi

Nnewi town is simply the Japan of Africa because there are plenty of industries in Nnewi Town. It houses the biggest bike and motorcycle market in West Africa. The town has about 2.5 million residents. Cletus Ibeto, Cosmas Maduka, and Innocent Chukwuma (CEO Innoson Motors) make up the Crème de la crème of Nnewi town.

Awka

Awka town is the seat of power in Anambra State. It covers some of the biggest landmasses in Anambra state. Awka town has 33 villages and is in Awka south Local council of Anambra State. It is also the host community of prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University. The most prominent son is the great historian, Prof Kenneth Dike.

Awkuzu

Awkuzu town in Oyi local government of Anambra State is another biggest town to mention. The town has over nine large villages. It houses Anambra State-owned university, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam campus.

Ogidi

It is in Idemmili North local government area of Anambra State. It is best known for its annual Nwafor Festival. The iconic writer, late Prof. Chinua Achebe hails from Ogidi. Ogidi houses the biggest building Material market in Anambra State.

Nanka

Nanka town in Orumba North local government of Anambra State contains seven major large villages. The most popular and busy market in the town is the Afor udo market. 

Igbo Ukwu

The ancient Igbo Ukwu town is one of the largest towns in Anambra State. The town is known for its rich cultural heritage and has a site of a national museum.

Aguleri

Aguleri town is in Anambra East local government area of Anambra State. It is large in size and a major agrarian town in Anambra State. Blessed Iwene Tansi and Willie Obiano come from Aguleri.

Agulu

Agulu is a town located in the Anaocha local government area of Anambra State. It has over 21 villages and is the biggest town in Anaocha LGA. The two most prominent sons of Agulu are Mr Eric Okoye (CEO Juhel pharmaceutical) and Mr Peter Obi.

Onitsha

Onitsha town is the most populous town in the southeast geopolitical zone and one of the largest towns in Anambra State. Onitsha is densely populated with over 2 million people living there. It is the commercial hub of the southern geopolitical zone. The most prominent sons of the town are late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Igwe Alfred Achebe.

Francis Uzoh

He writes for Naijadazz.