Southern Ijaw

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 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 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; 5.967Coordinates: 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.

It has institutions like the Niger Delta University (NDU), the states airport in Amassoma and Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe. It is the home of Kolu United FC of Koluama II.

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.

The postal code of the area is 560.[1]


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.