Oruk Anam

Oruk Anam
Oruk Anam

Location in Nigeria

Coordinates: 4°49′0″N 7°39′0″E / 4.81667°N 7.65000°E / 4.81667; 7.65000Coordinates: 4°49′0″N 7°39′0″E / 4.81667°N 7.65000°E / 4.81667; 7.65000
Country  Nigeria
State Akwa Ibom State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Oruk Anam is a Local Government Area located in the southwestern part of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. It is one of the eight Annang-speaking local government areas.

It consists of two major political units, namely, the Oruk zone, and the Anam zone. Oruk zone used to be a Local Government Area with headquarters at Urua Anwa. Oruk zone was known as Southern Annang County Council of the former Abak Division.

Anam zone used to be Anam Local Government Area with headquarters at Ikot Akpan Essien. Anam was called Anam or Annang County Council in the former Opobo Division.

In 1989, the two Local Government Areas were merged into one.

It shares the same boundary with Ikot-Abasi/Mkpat-Enin (Ibibio speakers) by the south/east and Ukanafun (Anaang speakers) by the west. Its population according to the 2006 census is 172,000.[1] Its inhabitant are mostly farmers, craftmen and civil servants. The area is a major gateway to Port Harcourt and Aba as such there is lots of commercial activities along the major road points like Ekparakwa. The area hosts some government interest like the general hospital located in Ikot Okoro, police stations and schools. Some major towns include Ikot Ibritam, Ikot Akpan Essien, Ata Obio Akpa, Ikot Inuen, Ikot Afanga, Ibesit Okpokoro, and others.


  1. "2006 Population Census" (PDF). The National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-26.

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