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Onitsha

Ọ̀nị̀chà Mmílí

Port City
Metropolis
Onitsha aerial view
Onitsha aerial view
Official seal of Onitsha
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Port City, Onitsha(Osha)
Motto(s): 
Economic Hub For Commerce, Industry, And Education
Anthem: "With all our hearts, We Pray and ask"
Country  Nigeria
State Anambra State
LGA Onitsha North, Onitsha South
Founded 1550
Settled 15th Century
Incorporated City 19th Century
Area
 • Metropolis 52 km2 (20 sq mi)
 • Land 36.12 km2 (13.95 sq mi)
 • Water 0.067 km2 (0.026 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,965 km2 (759 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,965 km2 (759 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Metropolis 261,604
 • Density 5,030.8/km2 (13,030/sq mi)
 • Urban
7,425,000
 • Ethnicity
Igbo >90%, Others
 • Demonym
Onye Onicha (singular)
Ndi Onicha (plural) (Igbo)
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
Postcode
430...
Area code(s) 046
Climate Aw
Website https://anambrastate.gov.ng

Onitsha (Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 15: attempt to call field 'length' (a nil value). or just Ọ̀nị̀chà) is a city on the east side of the Nigeria River, in Nigeria's Anambra State. It has a river port. In 2006, around 260,000 people lived there.

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