Port Harcourt

Overall Score

1.9

On the Nygère River, on the banks of the River Donnie, on the southeast side of Nygère is the administrative center of the River Region, the capital of the state of Providence, – the city of Port Harcourt. It is 66 kilometers from there, and the Gulf of Geneva is 66 kilometers away.

The town was originally inhabited by the African Iaue and Ecowee tribes, and was not founded until 1912 by the British colonists and was an important trading post for the shipping of coal from Enugu. The new port city was named after Louis Harcourt – Minister of the British Lines. ×In four years, Port Harbor is the main ocean port of Nigeria, which it still is today.

Throughout the twentieth century, the city developed and expanded, making it the largest industrial city in Nigeria, as well as a major port of Nigerian products: oil, tin, coal, wood, coal oil and cacao. Today, the oil industry plays an important role in the citys economy, mainly contributing to Port Harcourts budget.

Big Port Harcourt is made up of several parts – the city itself and several districts adjacent to it, as well as seven neighborhoods. However, the city is home to the State University of Washington, the University of Port Harcourt, two seaports, the International Air Port, and two universities, Two oil refineries, food factories, automobile factories, automobile plants, and the production of tobacco, glass, tobacco products, and metals.

The main modes of transportation in the city are buses, buses and taxis. There is also a railroad that connects Port Harcourt with the central and northern parts of Nigeria.

Tourism in Port Harcourt is based on beaches and gardens, which are very popular with travelers and locals. The main beaches that attract tourists are the seaside beaches at Bouncey Island. Here, too, you can visit Phoenix – a wildlife park. For those who want to delve into the history of the city, there is a National Museum that showcases traditional decorations from the 19th century, various pieces of art, and, of course, art and culture.

100 USD = 129,700.00 NGN

Overall Score

1.9
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 2,300,000 people
  • GDP: $2,176 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 5 Mbps
  • Best wireless: AirTel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: DON’T feel obligated to leave tips. It’s optional in Nigeria, but if you do want to leave a tip, 5% is fine.
  • Apartment listings: La Mudi
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Arik Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Air France
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1050
  • Monthly costs for family: $1400
  • Monthly costs for local: $400
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.5
  • Coffee: $2.5


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