Delta State is an agrarian and oil producing state in Nigeria. It is situated in the South-South geo-political zone with a population of 4,112,445. The capital city is Asaba, located at the northern end of the state, with an estimated area of 762 square kilometres (294 sq mi), while Warri which is located in the southern end of the state is the economic nerve center of the state and also the most populated. The state has a total land area of 16,842 square kilometres (6,503 sq mi). There are various solid mineral deposits within the state – industrial clay, silica, lignite, kaolin, tar sand, decorative rocks, limestone, etc. These are raw materials for industries such as brick making, ceramics, bottle manufacturing, glass manufacturing, chemical/insulators production, chalk manufacturing and sanitary wares, decorative stone cutting and quarrying. Delta State is bounded by Edo state to the north, Anambra state to the east, Rivers state to the southeast, Bayelsa state to the south, the Bight of Benin of the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and Ondo state to the northwest.
1. The Mungo park house
which is now the site of the National Museum, Asaba. The house was constructed by the Royal Niger Company (RNC) in 1886 and was used as a colonial administrative headquarters, a military house, the colonial administrative divisional headquarters, the RNC Constabulary building, and the seat of the Urban District Council at different times.
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2. River Ethiope Source
River ethiope is reputed to be the deepest inland waterway in Africa (at 176 km). Its source is at the foot of a giant silk-cotton tree at Umuaja in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state and flows through seven Local Government Areas in the State. It is a place of worship for Olokun traditional religion and also a common site for faithfuls of the Igbe Religious Movement. The River is shared by four local government councils namely Ukwuani, Ethiope East, Okpe and Sapele. The river’s center of attraction is its uniqueness, biodiversity and natural purity, because of the purity of the River, it gives off a false sense of shallowness. Coursing to Sapele through Abraka, river Ethiope become cavernous enough to harbor ocean-going vessels.