Cross River state is in the south south region Nigeria. The state is bordering Cameroon to the East, It named after River Cross (Oyono River). The two major Ethnic groups in Cross River are Efik and Ejagam with a few Bekwaram. Cross River was created on 27th May 1967 from the former Eastern Region.
Cross River state is known to be number one destination for the Christmas festival from 1st December to 31st December.
Mineral resources: limestone, clay, salt, tin, granite, basalt, quartzite, kaolin, sand and feldspar. There are so many other mineral substances of high value under investigation by geologists in the State. These include lead, zinc ore, manganese, gold, uranium, titan, mica and gypsum.
Agricultural Resources: Cross River is extremely rich in fish and seafood production – major commercial species of fish include shrimps, Croaker, catfish, the Bonga and shark.
Points of Interest: Obudu Cattle Ranch. Agboin Falls and Kwa Falls near Oban. Game Reserve at Okwangwo in Obudu local government and Boki Game Reserve.
Local Government Areas
- Calabar Municipal
- Calabar South