Uyo is the state capital of Akwa Ibom, an oil-producing state in Nigeria. The town became the capital of the state on September 23, 1987 following the creation of Akwa Ibom State from erstwhile Cross River State. The University of Uyo is located in this town. The population of Uyo, according to the 2006 Nigerian Census which comprises Uyo and Itu, is 427,873.while the urban area, including Uruan, is 554,906.
Uyo is a fast-growing city, as it has witnessed some infrastructural growth in the past nine years. It has an intensive network of roads such as the IBB Way, Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Udo Udoma Avenue, Nsikak Eduok Avenue, and Edet Akpan Avenue which is an eight-lane superhighway and currently the widest road in Uyo.
Uyo is home to the University of Uyo, formerly known as the University of Cross River State. Its name was changed in 1991,when the government of Nigeria established it as a federal university. This school has various campuses in Uyo such as; Town Campus and Annex Campus in Ikpa Road, Permanent Site/Main Campus in Nwanibia Road, UYTH/Medical Campus at Abak Road and Ime Umana Campus at Ediene-Abak.
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