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Coordinates: 4°57′00″N 8°19′30″E / 4.95000°N 8.32500°E / 4.95000; 8.32500

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Calabar

Kingdom of Calabar
City
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Country  Nigeria
State Cross River
Area
 • Total 406 km2 (157 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total 371,022
 • Density 913.8/km2 (2,366.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
Climate Am

Calabar (also called Callabar, Calabari, Calbari, Kalabari and Kalabar) is the capital city of the Cross River State in Nigeria. It was first called Akwa Akba in the Efik language. The city is next to the Calabar and Great Kwa rivers and creeks of the Cross River.

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