Bassa, Plateau State

Bassa is a Local Government Area in the north of Plateau State, Nigeria, bordering Kaduna and Bauchi States. Its headquarters are in the town of Bassa at9°56′00″N 8°44′00″E / 9.93333°N 8.73333°E / 9.93333; 8.73333.

LGA and Town
Bassa is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 10°05′N 8°44′E / 10.083°N 8.733°E / 10.083; 8.733Coordinates: 10°05′N 8°44′E / 10.083°N 8.733°E / 10.083; 8.733
Country Nigeria
StatePlateau State
HeadquartersBassa Town
 • Total1,743 km2 (673 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total186,859
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.PL.BA

It has an area of 1,743 km2 with other small towns like Miango, Mc Alley; originally called Biciza, Jengre, villages such as Binchin, Zukku, Kwal, Saya, Gurum among many others and a population of 186,859 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 930.[1]


Languages spoken in Bassa are Irigwe, Amo, Rukuba, Buji, Chawe, Jere, Gusu, Kurama, Limoro, Tarya, Sanga, Janji, Duguza and Chokobo.


Some Festivals in Bassa Local Government Area; RemezeBuji, Irigwe New Year Celebration, Anchoncho– a hunting festival of the Bache (Rukuba) people, Amo new-year celebration.


Bassa people are very rich in agriculture as a result, they are able to produce and prepare the following traditional foods such as moimoi, Kpewe – This is prepared with Acha and beans, Tinni – It is cooked with Millet, Beni seed and beans as the major ingredients, Kambar – from sweet potatoes, gwote, Water yam etc.


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.