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Port Harcourt

  • Mayor of Port Harcourt: Alwell Ihunwo
  • State: Rivers State
  • Geopolitical Zone: South South
  • Population: 1.8 million
  • Climate: 32.8°C (91°F)
  • Zip Code: 500001
  • Famous People From Jos: Tonye Patrick Cole, Omah Stanley (Omah Lay),
  • Tourist Attractions: Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, Port Harcourt Zoo

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Port Harcourt is situated in the Rivers State of Nigeria. It serves as the starting point for the eastern branch of the Nigerian Railway main line and the trunk highway network that serves eastern Nigeria. The city also has an international airport located 7 miles (11 km) to the north.


As of 2023, Port Harcourt is Nigeria's fourth most populous city, with an estimated population of 1,865,000 residents.

Port Harcourt’s Mayor

The current Mayor of Port Harcourt is Sir Allwell Ihunda.


The University of Port Harcourt is located in the Choba area of Port Harcourt. It was founded in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt, and was granted university status in 1977. In 2015, Times Higher Education ranked the University of Port Harcourt as the sixth-best university in Africa and the best university in Nigeria.

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