Abak is a Local Government Area (LGA) in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. Its capital/headquarters is located in Abak town. Abak is one of the parent local government areas in Akwa Ibom State (created on September 1987 from Cross River State). It was later sub divided into other local governments like Oruk Anam, Etim Ekpo, Ukanafun and Ika local government areas. The LGA is bounded in the North by Ikono Local Government Area, North West by Essien Udim Government Area, West by Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun Local Government Areas, South by Oruk Anam and in the East by Uyo Local Government Area.
It is termed the most friendly local government area because of the hospitality of the people. The people from this are predominantly farmers and sundry traders. Others are into pottery and weaving. Rich mineral deposits such as sand, gravel, clay, salt and crude oil (corked). Situated in the tropical rain forest that supply abundant palm produce, cassava and various vegetables. There are Private sector driven hospitality establishment such as hotels, parks, gardens and clubs.