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Popularly referred to as the Heartland, Owerri is known as the entertainment capital of Nigeria with hotels, casinos, production studios and several high value relaxation centers. The city runs annual beauty pageants, known as "Miss Heartland" and "Miss Adanma".

The tropical wet climate of Owerri allows production of yams, cassava, taro, corn, rubber and other palm products. The city also sits on huge crude oil and natural gas reserves like Port-Harcourt.

To be in Owerri is to savor the famous Ofe Owerri (meaning Soup from Owerri). It is sometimes referred to as the king of soup in some Igbo communities.

Flying into the city will see you land at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, which also serves Onitsha, Nnewi in Anambra State, Aba, Umuahia and Arochukwu in Abia State.

Whatever your plans are in or out of Owerri, do not leave the city without having a taste of Ofe Owerri and Akpu.

 

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