Itas/Gadau is a Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Itas Itesiwaju. The town of Gadau is in the east of the area at 11°50′08″N 10°10′02″E / 11.83556°N 10.16722°E / 11.83556; 10.16722.

LGA and town
Itas/Gadau is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 11°52′N 9°58′E / 11.867°N 9.967°E / 11.867; 9.967Coordinates: 11°52′N 9°58′E / 11.867°N 9.967°E / 11.867; 9.967
Country Nigeria
StateBauchi State
 • Total1,398 km2 (540 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total229,996
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.BA.IG

It has an area of 1,398 km2 and a population of 229,996 at the 2006 census.

The predominant ethnic group in the area are the Hausa[1] in common with the other divisions of the state.

The postal code of the area is 751.[2]

The main campus of Bauchi State University is located in Gadau.[3]


  1. ^ "State maps". Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  3. ^ "Bauchi State University". 4International Campuses and Universities. Retrieved 9 July 2013.