Haven Harcourt

Port Harcourt im Bundesstaat Rivers
haven Harcourt in the Federal State Rivers

haven Harcourt is a city in Nigeria. It is capital of the Federal State Rivers and has 1.148.753 inhabitants (conditions 1. January 2005). Haven Harcourt is of 23 local Government AREAs in Rivers.

Geografie

haven Harcourt lies in the south of the country, in the Niger delta. The precipitation is quite high in the rain time.

history

the 1912 of the British created city was established in the master area of the Ijaw. It is designated after Lewis Vernon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, the British undersecretary of state for colonial natures of 1910 - 1915.

In the year 1995 one executed the writer and civil rights activist Ken Saro Wiwa in haven Harcourt.

The recent history of the city is coined/shaped by force. Thus there were violent shootings between different groups and with the police. Dozens of victims were to be deplored.

economics

the city has a transatlantic harbor meaning for the region and is considered as oil city.


Coordinates: 4° 48 ' N, 7° 0 ' O

 

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