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at12°08′00″N 5°28′00″E / 12.13333°N 5.46667°E / 12.13333; 5.46667

LGA and town
Riyom is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 9°34′N 8°40′E / 9.567°N 8.667°E / 9.567; 8.667Coordinates: 9°34′N 8°40′E / 9.567°N 8.667°E / 9.567; 8.667
Country Nigeria
StatePlateau State
HeadquartersRiyom Town
 • Total807 km2 (312 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total131,557
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.PL.RI

Riyom is a Local Government Area in Plateau State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Riyom to the north of the Area at9°38′00″N 8°46′00″E / 9.63333°N 8.76667°E / 9.63333; 8.76667.

It has an area of 807 km² and a population of 131,557 at the 2006 census, which is predominantly Berom. The LGA has boundaries with Kaduna and Nasarawa State.

It is the gateway to the State when coming from the East and from Abuja.

The postal code of the area is 931.[1]


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.