Southern Ijaw is a Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Oporoma (or Osokoma) in the north of the area at . The area has a coastline of approximately 60 km on the Bight of Benin.
|• Total||2,682 km2 (1,036 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
|3-digit postal code prefix|
|ISO 3166 code||NG.BY.SI|
The people and their language are known as Izon.
The first democratically elected governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha (DSP) hailed from the area.
It has an area of 2,682 km2 and a population of 319,413 at the 2006 census.