Southern Ijaw is a Local Government Area of Bayelsa State,[1] Southern part of Nigeria.[2] Its headquarters are in the town of Oporoma (or Osokoma) in the north of the area at 4°48′17″N 6°04′44″E / 4.80472°N 6.07889°E / 4.80472; 6.07889. The area has a coastline of approximately[3] 60 km on the Bight of Benin.

Southern Ijaw
Southern Ijaw is located in Nigeria
Southern Ijaw
Southern Ijaw
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 4°42′N 5°58′E / 4.700°N 5.967°E / 4.700; 5.967
Country Nigeria
StateBayelsa State
HeadquartersOporoma (Osokoma)
 • Total2,682 km2 (1,036 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total319,413
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.BY.SI

The people and their language are known as Izon. The LGA also has a wide practice of religion such as Traditionalism and Christianity.[4]

It has institutions like the Niger Delta University[5] (NDU), the state's airport in Amassoma and Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe. It is the home of Kolu United FC of Koluama II.[citation needed]

The first democratically elected governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha (DSP) hailed from the area.[6]

It has an area of 2,682 km2 and a population[7] of 319,413 at the 2006 census.[8]

The postal code of the area is 560.[9] The local government[10] is made up of several towns and villages[11] which include Igbomotoro, Peremabiri, Opuama, Eniwari, Angiama, Diebu, Ondewari, and Aziama.[12]

Climate edit

In the Southern Ijaw, the wet season is mostly warm and overcast, the dry season is hot and mostly cloudy, and it is oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 72 °F to 86 °F and is rarely below 65 °F or above 89 °F.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ "Bayelsa State Government – The Glory of all Lands". Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  2. ^ "Southern Ijaw Local Government Area – Channels Television". Retrieved 2021-09-17.
  3. ^ "Approximately - Definition, Meaning & Synonyms". Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  4. ^ "Southern Ijaw Local Government Area". Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  5. ^ "Niger Delta University – Centre of Excellence". Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  6. ^ III, Admin (2016-04-11). "Life and times of DSP Alamieyeseigha (1952 – 2015)". Blueprint Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 2024-01-30.
  7. ^ "population | Definition, Trends, & Facts | Britannica". Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  8. ^ "Southern Ijaw (Local Government Area, Nigeria) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". Retrieved 2024-01-30.
  9. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  10. ^ "Government - Definition, Meaning & Synonyms". Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  11. ^ "Village - Definition, Meaning & Synonyms". Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  12. ^ "Southern Ijaw Local Government Area". Retrieved 2021-09-18.
  13. ^ "Oporoma Climate, Weather By Month, Average Temperature (Nigeria) - Weather Spark". Retrieved 2022-12-21.