Obudu town is found in the Northern district of Cross river state, South-South of Nigeria, it is a Local Government Area and also the headquarters of Obudu Local Government.



Obudu town is found in the Northern district of Cross river state, South-South of Nigeria, it is a Local Government Area and also the headquarters of Obudu Local Government. Obudu town comprises of 11 districts or areas which are Alege, Becheve, Bette, North Oban-Liku, Obudu (rural), Okpe, South Oban-Liku, Ugang, Unpe, Utanga, Utugwang. Obudu is close to Benue state, Vendakya, Bekwara, Ogoja town and Obanliku local government area where The Obudu Moutain Resort is found on the Obudu Plateau which is also closed to Cameroun.

Obudu has the rural and urban settlement, fact remains that Obudu is home to tourist center, The Obudu Moutain Resort in Obanliku Local Government formerly called Obudu Cattle Ranch which was discovered by Mr. McCaughley, a Scottish in 1949 and developed in 1951 is just a 30 minute drive from Obudu, Bebi Airport is also found within the environ of Obudu, The Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race also make the town a fun place to live and also there is Obudu Dam constructed in other to generate power from the Waterfall area.


The town indeed is worth tagging Home Of Tourist with the above mentioned places and with the fact that the Calabar Cemetery that has 16 commonwealth burials including Mary Slessor tomb a Scottish missionary is also found within it reach other social amenities and infrastructure in the town include Hotels, Hospital, Good roads Electricity, Ultra-modern Civic Centre, Stadium and Margaret Ekpo International Airport. Obudu has an upper hand in the Human Resources Development Scheme, Integrated Rural Development, and Road Construction and Rehabilitation.

Population in Obudu town

Obudu has a great population according to the 1991 census Obudu was 84,799 then in 2006 the population grew to 161,457; from the last project carried out in 2011 Obudu has 186,650 inhabitant which therefore means that it present population maybe more than 186,650. The inhabitant here who are without formal education are mostly farmers, cattle rearers and fishermen while the Literate are found in the healthcare sector, oil, and gas, engineering, lawyers etc.


Religion in Obudu town

The town of Obudu is a Christian town and most of the churches in this areas are Catholic, Cherubim and Seraphim, Assemblies of God, Faith Tabernacle (Winners chapel), Celestine Church and other churches.

Food in Obudu town

The type of food eaten here is similar to Akpabuyo town and some are also eaten in Abiakpo town, these foods include Afang soup, Atama soup, Abak Nmong Nmong Ikong, Afia Efere (white soup), Ukwogho Etidot ( Efik Bitter leaf soup), Edesi isip (efik coconut rice), Efere Etighi (Okra soup), Edikaikong Soup, Iwuk Edesi (Native jollof rice), Ekpan Nkwukwo, Abak Afang (banga soup), Efere Ine (Fisherman’s soup), Iwuk Ukom (plantain pottage), Yam (Udia) with Ukang.

Language in Obudu town

The indigene of Obudu speaks English, Boki, and Akwa Ibom language some also speak Benue because of the common border they have while English is the generally acceptable language in Nigeria. Boki is a major language in Obudu. Yache, Utugwanga, Ukelle, Mbube, Igede, Ekajuka, Bekwarra, and Bette people are also found in Obudu. Though they are also found in Yala, Ogoja and Obanliku Local Government Area.

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