List of Local Governments in Taraba State

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Taraba is located in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. The state is named after the Taraba River which runs across the southern part of the state. The capital of Taraba state is Jalingo. Jalingo is estimated with population of 118,000 people. There are many local languages spoken in Jalingo, amongst them are Fulfulde, Mumuye and Hausa languages.

The major tribes of Taraba are the following: Chamba, Fulani and Mumuye tribes. Taraba has the following local government areas. This article covers information you need to know on the local government areas in Taraba state.

List of Local Governments in Taraba State

List of Local Governments in Taraba State

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Ardo Kola

Ardo Kola local government was established by the Late General Sani Abacha’s administration in October 1996. The headquarters of Ardo Kola are in the town of Sunkani. According to the 2006 census, Ardo Kola has a population of 86,921 people. The postal code of the area is 660

Bali 

Bali LGA has its headquarters in the town of Bali. According to the 2006 census, Bali has a population of 208,935 people. The postal code of the area is 672.

Donga

Donga has its headquarters in the town of Donga on the Donga River. According to the 2006 census, Donga has a population of 134,111 people. The postal code of the area is 671.

Gashaka

The headquarters of Gashaka are in the town of Serti. As at the 2006 census, Gashaka has a population of 87,781 people. The postal code of the area is 672. The major language in Gashaka is Fulani.

Gassol 

Gassol local government was established by the Late General Sani Abacha’s administration in October 1996. The headquarters of Gassol are in the town of Mutum Biyu. According to the 2006 census, Gassol has a population of 244,749 people. The postal code of the area is 672. Gassol LGA shares border with the Benue river to its north while the Taraba River flows through the Gassol area to its confluence with the Benue. The major ethnic groups in Gassol are the Fulani and Wurkun people.

Ibi 

Ibi is both a town and an administrative district in Taraba State. The town is located on the south side of the Benue River, opposite the smaller Shemankar River. Both the Taraba River and the Donga River flow across Ibi LGA into the Benue. One of the major festivals celebrated in the area is the Nwonyo fishing festival.

Karim Lamido 

Karim Lamido has its headquarters in the town of Karim Lamido. According to the 2006 census, Karim Lamido LGA has a population of 195,844 people. Karin Lamido shares a border with the Benue River to its south. Other streams from the Benue river runs across the local government. The postal code of the area is 662. Karim Lamido has different ethnic groups in the area.

Kurmi 

The headquarters of Kurmi are in the town of Ba’Issa. According to the 2006 census, Kurmi LGA has a population of 91,531 people. Kurmi local government was established by the Late General Sani Abacha’s administration in October 1996.

Lau 

Lau town literally means ‘mud’ in the local Lau language. The headquarters of Lau is in the town of Lau. The area is dominated by Hausa Fulani people. Lau Local government shares borders with Ardo Kola, Jalingo, Yorro and Zing local governments in Taraba state. The local government also shares a border with Numan LGA in Adamawa State. According to the 2006 census, Lau town has a population of 96,590 people. The postal code of the area is 662.

Sardauna Local Government Area 

Sardauna Local Government Area sits on top of the Mambilla Plateau at the extreme South-East of Taraba state. The capital of the LGA is Gembu town. Many local languages are spoken in this area, which includes Fulani languages, Jukunoid languages, Bantoid languages, and Mambiloid languages.

Takum 

Takum has its headquarters in the town of Takum. The local government was created out of Wukari local government in June 1976. Takum shares borders with the Republic of Cameroon to its south, Ussa Local Government to its west, Donga Local government to its north. According to the 2006 census, Takum has a population of 135,349 people. The postal code of the area is 671.

Ussa

The headquarters of Ussa LGA is in the town of Lissam. Ussa shares borders with the Republic of Cameroon to its south; the Donga River to its north. Ussa LGA was created during the Sani Abacha regime in 1996, after an earlier attempt at its creation failed in 1983. According to the 2006 census, Ussa has a population of 92,017 people. The major ethnic group in Ussa LGA is the Kuteb people. The postal code of the area is 671

Wukari 

The headquarters is in the town of Wukari. The Donga River flows through the area. Wukari LGA shares borders with Nasarawa state to its northwest. Wukari town is the administrative seat of the Wukari federation. The major ethnic group in Wukari is the Jukun people. The local languages spoken in Wukari are Wapan, Nyifon, Jibu. According to the 2006 census, Wukari has a population of 241,546 people. The postal code of the area is 670. Wukari is the location of Kwararafa University.

Yorro 

Yorro has its headquarters is in the town of Kpantisawa. The major ethnic group in Yorro is the Mumuye people. The Mumuye tribe is the largest tribe in Taraba State. According to the 2006 census, Yorro has a population of 89,410 people. The postal code of the area is 661

Zing

Its headquarters are in the town of Zing. According to the 2006 census, Zing has a population of 127,363 people. Zing is majorly populated by the Mumuye tribe. There are 12 Mumuye clans. The local government gets its name from a Lion. The name was Zingang before it was changed for clearer and easy pronunciation. Zing was an area with many Lions before the Mumuye came and conquered the Lions, after which they occupied the land. This is why you will see the status of a Lion in Zing Local Government. The postal code of the area is 661.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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