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Rivers State: The Information Unit, Office Of The Governor,
Introduction, Fishing, Inter-state trade, Map showing prawn catches, Forest Resources, Oil-palm, History of oil-palm in Rivers State, Rubber, Coco-nut, Raphia-palms, Palmwine, Raphia fiber, Food crops, Rice, Cocoa, Cashew.
The Rivers State is situated in the Rain Forest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and various food and cash crops e.g. rubber, oil-palm, groundnuts, plantains, cassava and cocoa, grow profusely in the area. The initiative of the people of the Rivers State is directed towards encouraging business-men and investors with vision to visit the Rivers State and familiarize themselves with the potentially valuable but undeveloped resources to be found in the soil, in the forest and in the rivers of the State. The Rivers State is made up ofthe following Political Divisions: (i) Ahoada Divisionwith an area of 1,977 square miles and a population of 506,577. (ii) Brass Division with an area of 3,350 square miles and a population of 309,716. (iii) Degema Division withan area of 1,250 square miles and a population of 400,740. (iv) Ogoni Division with an area of 404 square miles and a population of 231,513. (v) Port Harcourt Division with an area of about seventeen square miles and a population of 95,768. The area of the Rivers State is 7,008 square miles with a total population of 1,544,314. It is one of the most viable States being blessed with natural resources and mineral oil deposits.