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Encyclopedia > Eastern Region, Nigeria

The Eastern Region was one of Nigeria's federal divisions, dating back originally from the division of the colony Southern Nigeria. Its capital was Enugu. The region was official divided in 1967 into three new states, East-Central State, Rivers State and South-Eastern State. East-Central State had its capital at Enugu, which is now part of Enugu State. Southern Nigeria was a British protectorate in the coastal areas of modern-day Nigeria, formed in 1900 from union of the Niger Coast Protectorate with territories chartered by the Royal Niger Company below Lokoja on the Niger River. ... Enugu is the capital city of Enugu State, Nigeria. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nigeria is currently divided into 36 states and 1 territory. ... Rivers State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. ... Enugu State is an inland state in southeastern Nigeria. ...

The region was part of Biafra, which was in rebellion from 1967 to 1970. National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language Igbo, English Capital Enugu Largest city Port Harcourt Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Chief of General Staff (VP) Philip Effiong Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 National... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...



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