Ughelli is a town in Delta State, Nigeria. The city of Ughelli has an ‘Ovie’, which is the traditional ruler. The indigenes of Ughelli town have a yearly celebration festival called ‘Omanuku’. According to the 1991 census Ughelli had a population of 54,206; a 2007 estimate places its population at 82,994.
The town was originally an agricultural center, but industry has now developed there. Petroleum extraction by Shell occurs in the vicinity.
The major schools in are the Anglican Girls Grammar School and St Theresa’s College. Government College, Lulu Schools, Kogbodi International School, Noble Crest Schools.
The town is also the home of Our Lady of the Waters Cathedral, seat of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi. A famous producer of glass bottles Frigoglass’s Now Called Beta Glass factory is located here.