The Urhobo People, or the Urhobos, are located in Delta State, Southern Nigeria, precisely, in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Their neighbors are the Isokos to the South East, the Itsekiris to the West, the Binis to the North, Ijaws to the South and Ukwanis (kwale-Aboh) to the North East.
The Urhobos are the majority ethnic group in Delta State with more than a million people and are the 5th largest ethnic group in Nigeria. They occupy Delta Central exclusively and are prominent in 8 ;Ethiope East, Ethiope West, Okpe, Sapele, Udu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Uvwie Local Government areas, out of the 27 Local Governments Areas of Delta State.
A few numbers of Urhobos live in other Local Government Areas within Delta State and in the neighboring states of Bayelsa, Edo and Ondo State.
In the Nigeria political setup, the Urhobos belong to the South-South geopolitical zone which comprise of the following states; Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Rivers, Cross River and Delta. The Urhobos exclusively occupy the Central Senatorial District which contains three Federal Constituencies; Ethiope East/and Ethiope West, Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu and Okpe/Sapele/Udu constituencies. The senatorial districts are represented by Senator and the federal constituents by Honorable Members in the Upper House (Senate) and Lower House (House of Representatives) in the bicameral Nigeria National Assembly.
Traditionally, Urhobo is divided into 24 kingdoms, each kingdom rules by a king of Ovie and their chiefs;
|1||Agbarha-Ame||HM Orhifi Orovwagbarha Agbaraha Ideh, Enemoh II The Ovie of Agbarha|
|2||Agbarha||HRM Richard Oghenevwogaga Ebelle, Okorefe I Ovie of Agbarha|
|3||Agbon||HRM Mike Omeru JP Ogurime Ukori I, (JP) Ovie of Agbon Kingdom|
|4||Aravwarien||HM Solomon Akporhire Onojeta Okukeren III The Ovie of Arhavwarien|
|5||Abraka-Oria||HRM Oku Odjevworo Akponeyoma, Majoroh Ojeta II The Ovie of Oria-Abraka|
|6||Abraka-Umiagwa||HRM AVM Lucky Ochuko Araile (RTD), Avweke I The Ovie of Umiagwa-Abraka|
|7||Effrun-Otor||HRM King Johnson Duku II, The Orovworere of Effurun-Otor|
|8||Evwereni||HM Owin Kumane Eruvweded III, The Ovie of Evwreni|
|9||Eghwu||HM Jabin Onesa Mukoro Okpru Ufuoma I The Ovie of Ewu|
|10||Idjerhe||HIS Royal Majesty Eriehkevwe 1 the Ovie of Idjerhe|
|11||Jesse||HM Edward Igho Otadaferua, Erhikevbe I The Ovie of Jesse|
|12||Mosogar||HM Samson Omene Udurhe, The Ovie of Mosogar|
|13||Oghara||HRM Noble Eshemitan Orefe III, Ovie of Oghara|
|14||Ogor||HRM Okiemute Onajite I, The Ovie of Ogor|
|15||Okere-Urhobo||HRM Professor Paul Oghenero Okumagba, Idama II The Orosuen of Okere Urhobo Kingdom|
|16||Okparabe||HM Andrew Oghenevwodo Osapka III, The Ovie of Okparabe|
|17||Okpe||HM Major Gen Felix Mujakperuo (Rtd) Orhue I The Orodje of Okpe|
|18||Olomu||HM Richrad Layeguen Ogbon Oghoro I (JP) The Ohworode of Olomu|
|19||Orogun||HM Otagba Eferobome I, The Okpra-Uku of Orogun|
|20||Udu||HM Barr. Emmanuel Bethel Otete Delekpe The Ovie of Udu|
|21||Ughelli||HM Wilson Ojakovo Oghoghovwe III, (JP) The Ovie of Ughelli|
|22||Ugwerun||HM Agbaowe Afugbeya Oyise II, Odion R’Ode of Uwheru|
|23||Ughievwien||HRM Matthew E. (JP) Owawh II The Okobaro of Ugheievwen Kingdom|
|24||Uvwie||HRM Emmanuel Sideso Abe I, (JP), The Ovie of Uvwie|