- State: Abia State
- Geopolitical Zone: South East
- Population: 359,230
- Climate: Tropical
- Zip Code: 440102
- Famous People From Umuahia: Jerry Uchechukwu Eze, Don Jazzy
Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Umuahia is the capital of Abia State, located in the southeastern region of Nigeria. It is situated along the railway that connects Port Harcourt in the south to Enugu city in the north.
The city is divided into two local government areas: Umuahia North and Umuahia South.
Umuahia’s postal codes are 440102, 440103, 440104, 440106, 440221, 440236.
Umuahia is known for its railway and agricultural market centre, which draws traders and farmers from nearby towns to sell their goods, including yams, cassava, corn, taro, citrus fruits, palm oil and kernels.
The city’s economy is supported by industries such as a brewery and palm oil processing plant. The National Root Crops Research Institute is also located near the city; in Umudike.