Port Harcourt Tourism, Nigeria

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Port Harcourt (Ikwerre: Ígúọ́cha; Pidgin: Po-ta-kot) is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. As of 2016, the Port Harcourt urban area has an estimated population of 1,865,000 inhabitants, up from 1,382,592 as of 2006. The area that became Port Harcourt in 1912 was before that part of the farmlands of the Diobu village group of the Ikwerre, an Igbo sub-group (although this claim is disputed). The colonial administration of Nigeria created the port to export coal from the collieries of Enugu located 243 kilometres (151 mi) north of Port Harcourt, to which it was linked by a railway called the Eastern Line, also built by the British. In 1956 crude oil was discovered in commercial quantities at Oloibiri, and Port Harcourt's economy turned to petroleum when the first shipment of Nigerian crude oil was exported through the city in 1958. Through the benefits of the Nigerian petroleum industry, Port Harcourt was further developed, with aspects of modernisation such as overpasses and city blocks. Oil firms that currently have offices in the city include Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron. There are a number of institutions of tertiary education in Port Harcourt, mostly government-owned. These institutions include, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Ignatius Ajuru University and Rivers State College of Health Science and Technology. The current Mayor is Soni Sam Ejekwu. Port Harcourt's primary airport is Port Harcourt International Airport, located on the outskirts of the city; the NAF base is the location of the only other airport and is used by commercial airlines Aero Contractors and Air Nigeria) for domestic flights.

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A place in Nigeria, Port Harcourt is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Port Harcourt.

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Facts and Stats for Port Harcourt*

  • Port Harcourt: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Port Harcourt for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Port Harcourt.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Port Harcourt - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.27 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.63 (High)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Port Harcourt

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Port Harcourt

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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