Warri is a city in Delta State in Nigeria with 546 576 inhabitants. Warri is located with its seaport on the eponymous river Warri, a tributary of the River Forcados, which flows into the Gulf of Guinea, and is just 50 km from the coast. The city belongs to the Warri Local Government Area ( LGA) Warri - South.


The population is predominantly in the Ijaw, Itsekiri and Urhobo. According to the ethnic groups and clans there are several " traditional rulers " in Warri. Ethnic conflicts are commonplace.

Economy and infrastructure

In addition to the marina there are other important industrial sectors: petroleum extraction and loading, shipbuilding, oil refining, petrochemical and steel production in the Delta Steel Company (DSC). In particular, however, oil production and loading also cause losses and environmental damage. Conflicts in the Niger Delta are inevitable and show, for example, in the movement for the emancipation of the Niger Delta ( MEND ).

Nigerian Railway Corporation

The State Railway Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC ) is to be privatized. Missing on the 329 km long standard gauge line from the iron ore mining in the National Iron Ore Mining Corporation ( NIOMCO ) in Itakpe in the state of Kogi over the steelworks Ajaokuta Steel Company (ASC ) in Ajaokuta on the Niger River to the Delta Steel Company (DSC ) and the port of Warri the last kilometers before Ajaokuta Ajaokuta - Warri on the track.

Osubi Airstrip

Since 1999, Warri has a new airfield ( Osubi Airstrip ), which was financed by a consortium of oil companies.

Sons & Daughters of the city

  • Nneka Egbuna ( born 1981 ), singer
  • Darlington Omodiagbe (born 1978 ), football player
  • Nedum Onuoha ( born 1986 ), British football player
  • Emmanuel Olisadebe (born 1978 ), Polish footballer

Sources and notes

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  • Location in Nigeria
  • Location seaport
  • Delta (State)
  • Place in Africa