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Uyo is the state capital of Akwa Ibom, in South South Nigeria. The city became the capital of the state on September 23, 1987 following the creation of Akwa Ibom State from erstwhile Cross River State. The University of Uyo Main campus is located at Nwaniba, While the Town campus and Annex campus are located along Ikpa road. The population of Uyo, according to the 2006 Nigerian Census which comprises Uyo and Itu, is 427,873.[2] while the urban area, including Uruan, is 554,906.[3]

Uyo
City
Aerial View of Uyo
Uyo Metropolis
Motto(s): 
Land of Promise
Uyo is located in Nigeria
Uyo
Uyo
Coordinates: 5°2′N 7°55′E / 5.033°N 7.917°E / 5.033; 7.917Coordinates: 5°2′N 7°55′E / 5.033°N 7.917°E / 5.033; 7.917
Country Nigeria
StateAkwa Ibom
Government
 • TypeState Capital Territory
 • ChairmanMfon Ben
Area
 • City362 km2 (140 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)[1]
 • City427,873
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
554,906
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Area code(s)085
Vehicle registrationUYY
ClimateAm
Websitehttp://akwaibomstate.gov.ng

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  1. ^ Summing the 2 LGAs Uyo and Itu LGA's as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  2. ^ Summing the 2 LGAs Uyo and Itu LGA's as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  3. ^ Summing the 2 LGAs Uyo and Itu LGA's as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 May 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-19.