List of Local Governments in Sokoto State

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Sokoto state is located in the extreme northwest of Nigeria. As of 2005, it has an estimated population of more than 4.2 million. Sokoto state used to be the seat of the former Sokoto Caliphate. Its capital, Sokoto city has a predominantly Muslim population and is also an important seat of Islamic learning in Nigeria. The Sultan of Sokoto who heads the Sokoto caliphate is regarded as the spiritual leader of Nigerian Muslims.

There are 23 local government areas in Sokoto state. This article covers all information you need to know about the local governments in Sokoto state.

List of Local Governments in Sokoto State

List of Local Governments in Sokoto State

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Binji LGA

Binji has its headquarters in the town of Binji. According to the 2006 census, the area has a population of 105,027 people. The postal code of the area is 853

Bodinga

Its headquarters are in the town of Bodinga. As at 2006, Bodinga had a population of 175,406 people. The postal code of the area is 852.

Dange Shuni

Its headquarters are in the town of Dange. According to the 2006 census, Dange Shuni has a population of 194,546 people. The postal code of the area is 852

Gada

Gada has its headquarters in the town of Gada. Gada shares a border with the Republic of Niger to its north. According to the 2006 census, Gada has a population of 248,267 people. The postal code of the area is 843.

Goronyo

Goronyo has its headquarters in the town of Goronyo, on the Sokoto River. According to the 2006 census, Goronyo has a population of 182,296 people. The postal code of the area is 842.

Gudu

Gudu has its headquarters in the town of Balle. As of 2006, Gudu has a population of 95,544 people. Gudu shares a border with the Republic of Niger to both its north and west. In 1804, Gudu was the capital of the Sokoto Caliphate. The postal code of the area is 841.

Gwadabawa

Gwadabawa has its headquarters in the town of Gwadabawa. According to the 2006 census, Gwadabawa LGA has a population of 231,358 people. The postal code of the area is 843.

Illela

Its headquarters are in the town of Illela. Illela shares a border with the Republic of Niger to its north. According to the 2006 census, Illela has a population of 150,489 people. The postal code of the area is 843.

Isa

Isa is both a town and Local Government Area in Sokoto state. It shares borders with Shinkafi LGA in Zamfara State, Goronyo LGA and Sabon Birni in Sokoto state to its west and north respectively. It also shares borders with the Republic of Niger to its east. According to the 2006 census, Isa has a population of 146,103 people. The postal code of the area is 842. The capital of Isa LGA is Isa town.

Kebbe

Kebbe has its headquarters in the town of Kebbe. The LGA shares a border with Zamfara State to its east and Kebbi state to its south and west. According to the 2006 census, Kebbe has a population of 124,658 people. The postal code of the area is 850.

Kware

Kware has its headquarters in the town of Kware. As of 2006, Kware has a population of 133,899 people. The postal code of the area is 841.

Rabah

Its headquarters are in the town of Rabah. According to the 2006 census, Rabah has a population of 149,165 people. The postal code of the area is 842.

Sabon Birni

The headquarters of Sabon Birni in the town of Sabon Birni. Sabon Birni shares a border with the Republic of Niger to its north. According to the 2006 census, it has a population of 207,599 people. The postal code of the area is 842

Shagari

The headquarters of Shagari LGA are in the town of Shagari. The LGA shares a border with Zamfara State to its south. As at the 2006 census, Shagari LGA has a population of 156,413 people. The postal code of the area is 851.

Silame

The headquarters of Silame LGA is in the town of Silame, on the Sokoto River. According to the 2006 census, Silame has a population of 104,378 people. The postal code of the area is 853.

Sokoto North

Sokoto North has its headquarters in the state capital itself, the city of Sokoto. As at the 2006 census, the area had a population of 232,846 people. The postal code of the area is 840

Sokoto South

The headquarter of Sokoto South is in Sarkin Zamfara. According to the 2006 census, Sokoto South has and a population of 194,914 people. The postal code of the area is 840

Tambuwal

Tambuwal has its headquarters in the town of Tambuwal. According to the 2006 census, the area has a population of 224,931 people. The postal code of the area is 850

Tangaza

Its headquarter is in the town of Gidan Madi. Tangaza shares a border with the Republic of Niger to the north. As at the 2006 census, Tangaza has a population of 113,853 people. The postal code of the area is 841.

Tureta

The headquarters of Tureta LGA is in the town of Tureta. The LGA shares a border with Zamfara state to its south and east. According to the 2006 census, Tureta LGA has a population of 68,370 people. The postal code of the area is 852

Wamako

The headquarters of Wamako is at Wamako town on the Sokoto River. According to the 2006 census, the area has a population of 179,619 people. It is a highly developed area of Sokoto state. It is the location of the Sokoto state university, NYSC camp, Amusement park, etc. The postal code of the area is 840

Wurno

Its headquarters is in the town of Wurno. According to the 2006 census, Wurno has a population of 162,307 people.

The postal code of the area is 842

Yabo

It is one of the oldest local governments in Sokoto. Its headquarters is in the town of Yabo. According to the 2006 census, Yabo LGA has a population of 115,011 people. The postal code of the area is 851

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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