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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Nnewi, Awka, Onitsha, Otuocha, Abagana, Oyi, Obosi, Nibo, Ufuma, Nsugbe, Ogidi, Anambra, Okoh Town, Umunze, Igbo-Ukwu, Aguata, Nkpor, Umuleri, Uli, Anambra, Atani, Oba, Anambra, Oraukwu, Anambra, Aguleri, Okpoko, Achina, Anambra, Otolo, Orumba North, Ihiala, Ogbaru, Umuawulu, Enugwu Aguleri, Agulu, Ozubulu, Dunukofia, Awka South, Enugu Ukwu, Uga, Anambra, Anambra East, Umuomaku, Anambra West, Awka North, Idemili North, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Njikoka, Idemili South, Onitsha North, Ekwusigo, Nzam, Okija, Omor, Okpogho, Alor, Anambra, Ajalli, Eziowelle, Nawfija, Osumenyi, Abatete, Ogbunka. Excerpt: Nnewi is the second largest city in Anambra State in southeastern Nigeria. Nnewi as a metropolitan city encompasses two local government areas, Nnewi North and Nnewi South; Nnewi North is commonly referred to as Nnewi central, and comprises four autonomous quarters: Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, and Nnewi-ichi. Nnewi North also includes Ichi, an autonomous neighbouring town. As of 2006, Nnewi has an estimated population of 391,227 according to the Nigerian census. The city spans over 1,076.9 square miles (2,789 km) in Anambra State. Nnewi Metropolitan Area and its satellite towns is a home to nearly 2.5 million residents As of 2005. Dimensionally, Nnewi has an edge over all other units, being recognized by the 1953 figures as the largest inland town of all others in the Eastern states. Nnewi has an oral history tradition; in Nnewi mythology the 'ewi' (Igbo: ) is believed to have played a great role in saving the founders of Nnewi and because of this the killing or eating of ewi in Nnewi was forbidden. Before the British colonial administration took control of Nnewi in 1904, Nnewi as a kingdom had existed since the 15th century. It is believed that the kingdom was founded on four quarters (large villages) namely Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, a...