Enugu, Aba, and Umuahia were the other capitals before Owerri.
Owerri was the last of four capitals of the Republic of Biafra in 1969.
The capital of the secessionist state was continuously being moved as Nigerian troops captured the older capitals.
Eke Ukwu Owere market is the main market in Owerri.
Owerri sits in the rain forest and produces many agricultural products, such as yams, cassava, taro, corn, rubber and palm products.
Owerri has a major Nigerian football club: Heartland F. It was known previously as Inwanyawu Nationale, but the team retained its nickname: The Na'azi Millionaires. The archdiocese covers an area of 2,996 square kilometres.