7 Best Cities to Live in Delta State

Delta State, located in the oil-rich south-south region of Nigeria is one of the most popular states in Nigeria, and for a good reason too. The state was formed from the former Bendel State on August 27, 1991 and has witnessed tremendous growth since then. With a GDP of $15.3 billion in 2021, Delta State ranks as the fifth richest state in Nigeria, boasting both oil production and renewable energy initiatives. The major tribes in Delta state are the Urhobos, Itsekiris, and Ijaws. The state is home to different cities, each with its own uniqueness, a bubbling real estate scene, commercial and industrial activities, it’s no surprise that many people are moving to Delta and making it their new home. In this post we’ll look at some of the best cities to live in Delta State.


Abraka, is a lively in Delta State. It is known for its serene environment and rich green landscapes. Because of the Delta State University located in the area, this city is widely regarded as a center for young people. Residents of the area enjoy good amenities such as tarred roads, stable electricity, and serene parks. One of the city’s many popular attraction is the Abraka Beach , which has natural spring water and facilities for outdoor activities like fishing and picnicking. Other attractions include Benbo Games Village and Abraka Turf & Country Club. The youthful energy, coupled with the Urhobo culture, makes Abraka a top choice for living in Delta state.


Warri, is a busy city and the commercial center of Delta state. It is popular for being the major hub of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. The city also houses an annex of the Delta State Government House. It is home to a variety of attractions, including Effurun Garden Park and the palace of the Olu of Warri. The city has a bubbling nightlife, which features a number of bars and clubs round the city. Its diversity, rich history, and friendly people make it one of the best places to live in Delta.



Sapele is a commercial city known for its industries and port. It is located on the road that leads to Warri, Ughelli, and Asaba, and it is connected by ferry to the road that leads to Benin City. Sapele is a hub for businesses dealing in wood, rubber, and palm. With a mix of tribes from Nigeria and West Africa, Sapele presents a diverse cultural tapestry. The Oloibiri Oil Well and Sapele Forest Reserve are gems that showcase its historical and natural heritage. Sapele’s low cost of living, with its well-connected roads, adds to its charm, making it one of the best places to live in Delta state.


Asaba is the capital of Delta State. A fast growing city located on the western bank of the Niger River and on the road to Benin City, in  Oshimili South Local Government Area. With a population of over 500,000  residents,  the city is home to the Asaba International airport, a major part of the  Nollywood film industry, and is within some proximity of the state’s four seaports , which are Burutu, Warri, Sapele and Koko Seaports. Asaba was also a former administrative capital of Southern Nigeria protectorate during colonial times, which shows its long-standing history as a city of major international business, finance, tourism, economic and maritime activities.


Agbor is the most populous city among the people of Ika. It is located in Ika South Local Government Area of the State. Renovations to the College of Education in 2021 has resulted to Agbor being referred to as a college town. Agbor is a home to a number of attractions as well as several educational institutions. Some of them include University of Delta, Agbor (formerly College of Education, Agbor); State School of Nursing and Midwifery; Agbor Technical College and the proposed Anioma Open University.


Ughelli is a city in Delta State, Nigeria, and one of the 24 kingdoms that make up the Urhobo Nation.  The city’s history can be traced back to the 14th and 15th century, making it one of the oldest cities in Delta state. It also serves as the headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. Although indigenous to the Urhobo ethnic group, but there is a mixture of several other tribes from the country, such as the Igbos and Edos. It was once an agricultural center and has since embraced development. Now, Ugehlli has several schools, a general hospital, local government secretariat, and good motorable roads.


Ogwashi Ukwu is an Igbo town in Delta State. It is located west of the state capital Asaba and serves as the headquarters for Aniocha South Government Area. Ogwashi-Ukwu  has a population of is about fifty thousand people. However, its population has grown dramatically and is still growing. It is part of the Delta State’s Anioma region which is home to the Igbo-speaking people of the State. Its natives are the Enuani people, who are majorly farmers and fishermen. Major landmarks and institutions in the area include Jay Jay Okocha stadium, Post Office, Delta State polytechnic, Nshiagu College, St. Mary’s Hospital and many more

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