History Of Ikom LGA, Cross River State

Ikom is a Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Ikom in the east of the area on the Cross River and the A4 highway at5°57′40″N 8°42′39″E.

It has an area of 1,961 km2 (757 sq mi) and a population of 162,383 at the 2006 census.

The people of Ikom are majorly farmers. Ikom is a major producer of Banana and Plantain for the Nigerian market.[citation needed]

Ikom is known for the Ikom monoliths artifacts that bear an ancient writing sometimes taken to be an early form of nsibidi.

The postal code of the area is 551.

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