Oguta is a town in Imo state, Nigeria. Oguta town lies on the east bank of Oguta Lake. This town consists of 27 villages and indigenes of this area refer to themselves as "Umu-Ameshi". It is the administrative seat for Oguta LGA. Oguta was one of the first territories used by the British to advance into the Igbo hinterland. The city of Oguta is divided into two townships, Oguta 1 and Oguta 2, separated by its popular lake with the Local Government HQ located at OGUTA 1. Njaba River and Orashi River are major tributaries of the lake.
Oguta is known for the availability of its resort hotel, challenging Scottish-designed golf course. Oguta has attracted a lot of visitors because of its popular lake, "Oguta Lake". It is also a home of commercial fishing. It has a huge oil and gas deposit known as the "Golden Belt". Oguta is also known for its rich cultural diversity.Our traditional attires tells a lot of our rich culture. Fish, yam and cassava are just some of the staples in an average Oguta person's diet. Neighbouring towns include Ezi-Orsu, Izombe, Akri, Mgbidi, Awo-Omamma, Mgbele, Nkwesi, Nnebukwu, Orsu-Obodo, Egwe, and Egbuoma, border town with Anambra State. Oguta 2 is home to Donguarella, an Italian Catholic outreach project for handicapped children.