List of Local Governments in Plateau State

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Plateau state is a peaceful state in Nigeria. It is in fact referred to as the “Home of Peace and Tourism” because of the rocks, hills and waterfalls in the area. It is the twelfth-largest state in Nigeria. Plateau state has 15 local government areas. This article covers all information you need to know about the local government areas in Plateau state.

List of Local Governments in Plateau State

List of Local Governments in Plateau State

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Barkin Ladi

The headquarters of Barkin Ladi LGA are in the town of Barkin Ladi. According to the 2006 census, Barkin Ladi has a population of 175,267 people. The local government is also host to the Plateau state Polytechnic. The postal code of the area is 932.

Bassa

Bassa is located in the northern part of Plateau state. It shares border with Kaduna and Bauchi states. Its headquarters are in the town of Bassa. The postal code of the area is 930.

Bokkos

The headquarters of Bokkos are in the town of Bokkos. According to the 2006 census, Bokkos LGA has a population of 178,454 people. Ron languages are the major indigenous languages spoken in Bokkos. The Plateau state University is located in Bokkos. The major tribes in the Bokkos Local Government Area are Ron, Kulere and Mushere.

Jos East

Its headquarters are in the town of Angware. The major tribe here is the Afizere’, also known as Jarawa. The Asharwa international dance group is a popular dance group who are from the Afizere tribe. These ones have represented Nigeria internationally. Jos East has a population of 85,602 people, as at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 930

Jos North

Its headquarters are in the city centre of Jos. The postal code of the area is 930. According to the 2006 census, Jos North has a population of 429,300 people. It is the most populated Local Government Area in the state.

Jos South

Jos South is often referred to as the de facto capital of Plateau state because it houses the Plateau State Government house. Its headquarters is located in Bukuru town. Jos South has a population of 306,716 people, as at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 930.

Kanam

Its headquarters are in the town of Dengi. Kanam has a population of 165,898 people, as at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 940. The major languages in Kanam LGA are Boghom language and Jhar language.

Kanke

Kanke has its headquarters are in the town of Kwal. Kanke LGA has a population of 121,424 people, as at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 933

Langtang North

Lantang North has Its headquarters in the town of Langtang.

The LGA has a population of 140,643 people, as at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 941

Langtang South

Its headquarters are in the town of Mabudi. Lantang South LGA has a population of 106,305 people, as at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 941.

Mangu

Its headquarters are in the town of Mangu. The area has a population of 294,931 people, as at the 2006 census. The major ethnic group found in Mangu is the Mwaghavul People. Mangu Local government is also host to the Factory of Spring Water which is located at the foot of the Kerang Volcanic Mountains. The postal code of the area is 932.

Mikang

Mikang has its headquarters in the town of Tunkus. According to the 2006 census, Mikang LGA has a population of 97,411 people. The postal code of the area is 940. The languages in this local government are:

  • West Chadic languages, which includes Hausa
  • Koenoem language
  • Montol language
  • Pyapun language

Pankshin

The headquarters of Pankshin are in the town of Pankshin. The area has a population of 191,685 people, as at the 2006 census. Pankshin LGA is mostly popular for its trade hub. Most of the inhabitants of Pankshin are farmers. ‘Monday market’ is popular in Pankshin wherein traders, and merchants come from fear and near to buy and sell. Pankshin LGA has diverse cultural groups. Its inhabitants also speak a number of languages. However, Pankshin local government is predominantly populated by the Ngas. The postal code of the area is 933

Qua’an Pan

Qua’an Pan Local Government was carved out of Shendam Local Government on the 3rd of May, 1989, by the Ibrahim Babangida regime. Qua’an Pan LGA is located in the Southern region of Plateau state. Qua’an Pan has its headquarters in the town of Baap. According to the 2006 census, Qua’an Pan has a population of 196,929 people, as at the 2006 census. It is the fifth most populated local Government in the state. The postal code of the area is 934. There are two major tribes in the area, which are the Pan and the Goemai. The tourist attractions present in Qua’an Pan include The Pandam Game Reserve, the famous Lardang cave and the Latok waterfalls. The major occupations of the people of Qua’an Pan are farming and trading. Others engage in other trades such as blacksmithing, metal works, hunting and fishing.

Riyom

Riyom has its headquarters in the town of Riyom. Riyom LGA has a population of 131,557 people, as at the 2006 census. Riyom is predominantly populated by the Berom people. The LGA shares borders with Kaduna and Nasarawa State. It is the gateway to the State when coming in from the East and from Abuja. The postal code of the area is 931.

Shendam

Its headquarters are in the town of Shendam. According to the 2006 census, Rioym has a population of 208,017 people. The postal code of the area is 940. The major languages in Riyom are the Goemai language and many other West Chadic languages.

Wase

Wase is both a town and Local Government Area in Plateau State. It shares its name with the nearby Wase River. Wase region is renowned for its mining activities because the area is blessed with high concentration of lead, zinc, tin and other minerals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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