Anambra River

Anambra River
Country Nigeria
State Anambra State
Local Government Areas Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum
Mouth Niger River
 - location Onitsha, Onitsha North, Anambra State
Length 130.5 mi (210 km)
Basin 2,751 sq mi (7,125 km2) [1]

The Anambra River (Igbo: Oma Mbala) flows 210 km into the Niger River and is found in Anambra, Nigeria. The river is the most important feeder of the River Niger below Lokoja. The flow of the Anambra river is released into the Atlantic through various outlets forming the 25,000 km2 Niger Delta region.[2]


  1. ^ Anyadike, Raymond N. C.; Phil-Eze, Phillip O. (1989). "Runoff Response to Basin Parameters in Southeastern Nigeria". Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography (Blackwell Publishing) 71 (1–2): 75. JSTOR 521009. 
  2. ^ Shahin, Mamdouh (2002). Hydrology and water resources of Africa. Springer. pp. 307–309. ISBN 1-402-00866-X. 

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