Abak is situated South West of Akwa Ibom State and bounded in the North by Ikono Local Government Area, North West by Essien Udim Government Area. West by Etm Ekpo and Ukanafun Local Government Areas. South by Oruk Anam and in the East by Uyo Local Government Area.
Abak town, the local government headquarters is located about 18 kilometres from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Abak is where the Nigerian Army Barrack popularly known as Ibagwa Barrack is located.
Abak`s rich cultural heritage is reflected through traditional dances such as Ekpe, Ekpo, Idiongitals, etc though majority are of the Christian faith. Despite of the advent of Western civilization and religion, there are some cultural institutions that still exist, such as Ekpo, Ekpe, Idiong, Attat Utu-Ekpe. These were powerful instruments of traditional governance before they lost their relevance in the mid- nineteen century with the incursion of the European Missionaries to the hinterland.
Private sector driven hospitality establishment such as hotels, parks, gardens and clubs.
Rich mineral deposits such as sand, gravel, clay, salt and crude oil (corked). Situated in the tropical rain forest that supply abundant palm produce, cassava and various vegetables
The people from this are predominantly farmers and sundry traders. Others are into pottery and weaving.
The people are generally Annang. They are reputed for their resourcefulness and highly mobilized for economic development and political integration within the State and the Nigerian federation. They have a common ancestral antecedence with relics of their ancestral heritage having an unparalleled impact on the people by means of traditional songs, dances, beliefs and temperament.
|Source: Office of State Surveyor – General, Uyo.|