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Full nameCalabar
Official nameCalabar
Native nameAtakpa
Settlement typeCity
StateCross River State
Total Area233.1 sq mi (604 km2)
Total Population1200000 (2005)
Other information
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)

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Calabar (also referred to as 'Canaan City') is a city in Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was Atakpa, from the Jukun language.

The city is watered by the Calabar and Great Kwa Rivers and creeks of the Cross River (from its inland delta).

Calabar is the capital of Cross River State and has an estimated population of 1.2 million residents.

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