Takum is a Local Government Area in Taraba State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Takum, it is created out of Wukari local government in june1976, at 7°16′00″N 9°59′00″E / 7.26667°N 9.98333°E / 7.26667; 9.98333. Takum borders the Republic of Cameroon in the south, Ussa Local Government to the west, Donga Local government to the north, District within Takum are Abuja, kwambai, jenuwa, Rogo, Dutse, Kashimbila, Bete, Chanchanji, Bika.

Ikam

Mbarikam

Ikam
LGA and town
Takum
Nickname(s): 
TTM
Motto(s): 
Mbarikam
Ikam is located in Nigeria
Ikam
Ikam
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°15′N 9°59′E / 7.250°N 9.983°E / 7.250; 9.983Coordinates: 7°15′N 9°59′E / 7.250°N 9.983°E / 7.250; 9.983
Country Nigeria
StateTaraba State
Local Government HeadquartersTakum
Government
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilShiban Y. Tikari[1]
Area
 • Total2,503 km2 (966 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total135,349
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
671
ISO 3166 codeNG.TA.TA

Takum is the traditional headquarter of kuteb People, other tribes in Takum are Kpanzon, Chamba, Ichen, Hausa/Fulani, Tiv[2]

Takum is under the Traditional Leadership of Ukwe Takum.

It has an area of 2,503 km² and a population of 135,349 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 671.[3]

LanguagesEdit

Takum is highly linguistically diverse, with more than a dozen distinct local languages (mostly Jukunoid languages and Southern Bantoid languages).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taraba State Local Government Council Chairmen". Nigeria: Taraba State. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.kuteb.tripod.com
  3. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  4. ^ Languages of Nigeria (Ethnologue 22nd edition)