Rivers State was created out of the former Eastern Region on 27th May 1967 by the then regime of General Yakubu Gowon. Bayels State was carved out of it in the state creation excercise of 1996. It’s capital and biggest city is Port Harcourt.
Located in Southern Nigeria, in the Rivers region, Rivers State covers 11,077 square kilometres. The inland part of Rivers state consists of tropical rainforest; towards the coast the typical river Rivers environment features many mangrove swamps. Rivers state was part of the Oil Rivers Protectorate from 1885 till 1893, when it became part of the Niger Coast Protectorate. In 1900 the region was merged with the chartered territories of the Royal Niger Company to form the colony of Southern Nigeria.
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Nyesom WikeExecutive Governor
Motivation: Treasure base of the nation Created: 27 May 1967 Capital: Port harcourt Political Party: PDP
Museums & Parks: Port Harcourt museum and Port univ museum
Other tourist attractions: Andoni elephant colony, The throne and palace of Jaja of Opobo, Ifoko beach, Bishop Ajayi Crowther boat Agriculture:Palm oil, Rubber