Port Harcourt Nigeria

Port Harcourt is the State capital and largest city in River State of Nigeria and located in the Niger Delta along the Bonny River. Crude oil was found in commercial quantities at Oloibiri in 1956 which turn Port Harcourt's economy to petroleum industry when the first shipment of Nigerian crude oil was exported through the city in 1958. It is a commercial and industrial center where pressed concrete, aluminum and steel products, glass, tires, footwear, paint, cigarettes, and furniture are manufactured and bicycles and motor vehicles are also assembled. The chief exports of Port Harcourt are cacao, palm oil and kernels, coal, peanuts and tin. People and Culture of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt is predominantly a Christian city with Roman Catholics making up a larger part of the Christian population with English being their common language. Port Harcourt city is dominated by coastal peoples which includes the Ijaw, Ikwerre and Ogoni, among others with the Igbo being minority. Few Places to Visit in Port Harcourt  Isaac Boro Park: This is a public and recreation center named after Isaac Boro who was one of the pioneers of minority rights activism in Nigeria. It is a located along the Old GRA neighborhood of Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt.  Port Harcourt Zoo: In 1974, Port Harcourt zoo was developed by military Governor Alfred Diete-Spiff and was officially launched to the public on October 1, 1975 which makes it a state owned zoological park in Port Harcourt city of Rivers State in Nigeria.

Port Harcourt Zoo

Port Harcourt Tourist Beach: This is one of the oldest tourist attraction in Port Harcourt which was commissioned in 1988. It has a museum within its premises and tour guides are available to take you through.


Port Harcourt Tourist Beach

 Rivers State Museum: The museum contains artifacts related to various ethnic groups indigenous to the state including masks, pottery and carving and it is the secretariat complex of Rivers State Government. Hotels in Port Harcourt Hotels in Port Harcourt are known for rendering first class hospitality and hotel services to its visitors/ tourist. Some of these hotels are;   Novotel Hotel   Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt   Star King Hotel  De Edge Hotel  Southern Star Hotel and Towers Restaurants in Port Harcourt  Le Meridien Ogeyi Place   Asia Town   Piazza Restaurant   Eastern Garden, Chinese Restaurant.