Owerri is the capital of Imo state, south eastern Nigeria. The city, which is bordered by the Otamiri River to the east and the Nworie River to the south, is the largest city in the state and the state's seat of government.
The slogan for the city is heartland and also referred to by some as the Entertainment centre of Nigeria considering the number of entertainment centres and production houses around the city. It was one of and the last capital of Biafra Republic during the war as the previous ones were captured by the Nigerian troops.
The vegetation of Owerri is rainforest, therefore, the land supports the production of agricultural products such as yams, cassava, taro, corn, rubber and palm products. Owerri also contains huge crude oil and natural gas reserves like most of the Igbo land. The local airport travels to some.major cities in Nigeria and the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport has become an International Cargo Airport.
The cuisine is something to write home about because of how delicious and nutritious it is. Soups like Oha Soup, Banga soup, Ofe Owerre, Ofe Nsala, Okazi, Nchara among others are dishes to behold. Owerri is home to quite a number of attraction centres such as the Nekede Zoo, a biological garden containing various animals; the Oguta Lake, which is largest natural lake in Imo State; Oguta Lake Resort; the National Museum, containing artefacts revealing the life of th early settlers in Owerri; Mbari Cultural and Arts Centre, an open space museum that houses artefacts on Igbo heritage; Owerri Amusement Park and Ada Palm Plantation Complex, which is the biggest oil palm plantation in West Africa among others.
Owerri is known as the relaxation centre for the businessmen of the east, so the hotel accommodation in the city differs depending on location and type of hotel. There are a good number of hotels in Owerri that are affordable and would cater to one's need.