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The capital and largest city of Rivers State in Nigeria, Port Harcourt sits on the Bonny River in the Niger Delta with an estimated population of about 1,865,000 people.
Once farming land, it became a port to export coal from the collieries of Enugu some 243 km north. Crude oil was discovered in 1956 and the town's economy changed to petroleum. With this it brought development to the city and companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron have offices set up in the town. Known for its late-night party scene with numerous lounges, clubs and dance clubs on offer, Port Harcourt has a number of tertiary educations within its boundaries creating a hustling town. Sitting on the outskirts of the city is the Port Harcourt International Airport, so you don't have to go far if you need to catch a flight. Coworking venues have opened their doors in this city sitting in the country that is often dubbed as "Africa's India" because of its population.
Its people are predominantly English speaking and it's becoming a hub for social businesses with some startups solving local issues whilst making money, such as "Wecyclers". Nigeria has a huge market that is getting bigger every year and is the cultural epicentre for African youth through movies and online publications. Both Google and Facebook have opened up their own hubs and launched accelerator programs and the country is on track to draw more venture capital than its South African and East African counterparts.
With so much buzz happening in Nigeria it is little wonder that cities such as Port Harcourt are seeing coworking spaces opening in their streets.
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