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Eleme is a local government area in Rivers State, Nigeria. It is part of the Port Harcourt metropolitan city. It covers an area of 138 km2 and at the 2006 Census had a population of 190,884. The Eleme people are Eleme's main indigenous ethnic group.
|• Type||Local Government|
|• Local Government chairman||Hon Barr Philip Okparaji|
|• Total||53 sq mi (138 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
Eleme has two of Nigeria's four, as of 2005, petroleum refineries and one of Nigeria's busiest sea ports and the largest sea port in West Africa located at Onne, a famous town with numerous industries.
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