Imo State was created on February 3, 1976 out of the old East Central State by the then regime of General Murtala Mohammed. Abia State was carved out of Imo State in the state creation exercise of 1991. It has Owerri as it capital and largest city. Other major towns are Okigwe, Oguta, Nkwerre, Orlu, Mbaise, Mbano, Mbieri, Ideato, Awo-Idemili, Ohaji, Obowo, Ngor-Okpuala, Uzoagba, Emekuku, Orodo, Mgbidi.
Situated in south eastern Nigeria, Imo State covers an area of 5,530 square kilometres. Imo State shares boundaries with Enugu and Ebonyi States to the north, Anambra State to the west, Rivers State to the south and in the North and Rivers State to the South, Cross River and ImoStates to the east.
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Rochas Anayo OkorochaExecutive Governor
Motivation: Eastern heartland Created: 3 February 1976 Capital: Owerri Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Owerri museum Other tourist attractions: Mbari Cultural & Art Centre, Nekede Zoo, Ada Palm Plantation, Abadaba Lake Resort, Rolling Hills, Oguta Lake, Ngum Wetlands & Bird sanctuary, Palm Beach Resort. Agriculture:Palm oil, Cassava, Cashew, Plantain Mineral Resources:Kaolin, Coal and Clay.