Yenagoa

Yenagoa is a Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Yenagoa (the State capital) in the south of the area at 4°55′29″N 6°15′51″E.

Yenagoa
Yenagoa
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°02′N 6°20′E
Country Nigeria
StateBayelsa State
HeadquartersYenagoa
Area
  Total1,698 km2 (656 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census352,285)
  Total352,285
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
561
ISO 3166 codeNG.BY.YE
ClimateAm

The LGA has an area of 706 km² and a population of 352,285 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 561.[1]

The Ijaw form the majority of the state. English is the official language, but Epie-Atissa language is one of the local language spoken in Yenagoa others such as Ekpetiama, Gbarian, Buseni and Zarama are Ijaw dialect in Yenagoa LGA.

It is the home of the Bayelsa United FC, a premier league football club.

References

  1. "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.


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