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Port Harcourt(här`kərt, –kôrt), city (1991 est. pop. 362,000), SE Nigeria, a deepwater port on the Bonny River in the Niger delta. It is an industrial and commercial center where steel and aluminum products, pressed concrete, glass, tires, paint, footwear, furniture, and cigarettes are manufactured and bicycles and motor vehicles are assembled. Port Harcourt, the operational headquarters of the Nigerian petroleum industry, refines oil and pipes it mostly to BonnyBonny
, town, SE Nigeria, in the Niger River delta, on the Bight of Biafra. In the 18th and 19th cent., Bonny was the center of a powerful trading state, and in the 19th cent. it became the leading site for slave exportation in W Africa.
..... Click the link for more information. for export. Palm oil and kernels, cacao, coal, tin, and peanuts are Port Harcourt's chief exports. The city is also a rail terminus and has an airport. Port Harcourt was founded by the British in 1912 and named for Lewis, Viscount Harcourt, secretary of state for the colonies (1910–15).
a city in southern Nigeria and capital of Giroro (formerly Rivers) State. Port on the Bight of Biafra. Population, 208,000 (1969). Port Harcourt has a food-processing industry that produces palm oil, tobacco goods, and flour. Other industries include metalworking, petroleum refining, and the production of cement. The center of a petroleum-producing region, Port Harcourt exports petroleum, coal, tin concentrates, and columbite, as well as oil-palm products.