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Port Harcourt is the capital city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It is located along the Bonny River and is situated in the Niger Delta. The estimated population of the city is around 1,620,214 (2007), the estimated population of the metropolitan area is around 2.7 million while the Greater Port Harcourt Area is almost 5.7 million in population. The center city of Port Harcourt is the Port Harcourt town in the Port Harcourt City is the area belonging to the Local Government. This area contains the former European quarters now called old Government reservation area (GRA) and new layout region.

The Port Harcourt metropolitan Area is made up of the city itself and parts of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. Port Harcourt City is the capital of Rivers State, is highly congested as it is the only main city of the state. It is formally known as the greater Port Harcourt City and it is spread across eight local government areas that include Port Harcourt, Okrika, Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre, Oyigbo and Ogu/Bolo. Other cities include Tai, and Eleme.

The city is a main industrial center as it has a large number of multinational firms as well as other industrial concerns, particularly business related to the petroleum industry. It is the chief oil-refining city in Nigeria. Rivers state is one of the wealthiest states in Nigeria in terms of gross domestic product and foreign exchange revenue from the oil industry, crude oil being its main export earner.

Port Harcourt contains a monsoon climate with lengthy and heavy rainy seasons and very little dry seasons. Indeed only the months of December and January are the only true dry season months in the city. The harmattan, which climatically influences number of cities in West Africa, is less pronounced in the city. The city experiences heavy rainfall in the month of September where on median approximately 370 mm of rain is seen. December is the driest month of the year; where on average only 20 mm of rain is seen during the month.

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