Igboland is the home of the Igbo people and it covers most of Southeast Nigeria. This area is divided by the Niger River into two unequal sections – the eastern region (which is the largest) and the midwestern region. The river, however, has not acted as a barrier to cultural unity; rather it has provided an easy means of communication in an area where many settlements claim different origins. The Igbos are also surrounded on all sides by other tribes (the Bini, Warri, Ijaw, Ogoni, Igala, Tiv, Yako and Ibibio). Here are three amazing facts about Igbo people

The Igbo’s have a Peculiar Calendar system 
The Igbos invented a calendar called “Iguafo Igbo” (Igbo Calendar) so as to be aware of days and years. This calendar has four market days namely; Eke, Afor, Nkwo and Orie. These days make a week. In the Igbo calendar, four days make a week, seven weeks make one month, and thirteen months make a year.

The Igbo’s are Industrious In Nature.
Igbos are industrious & entrepreneurial in nature, they boldly engage in business & other commercial activities, they are said to be the most industrious tribes in Nigeria. They are born Hustlers, The Igbo apprenticeship system known as “Ịgba boy” is a case study of how wealth is circulated in Igbo land.

Great Value of Extended Family
There is a great respect for the extended family in Igbo land, family matters are often treated by the elders who make up the extended family. This extended family is regarded as (Umunna).
The Igbo people (Ndi Igbo) are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and south-eastern Nigeria. Igbo people are known to be innovative, interesting & enterprising with a unique way of life (Omenala Igbo)