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Wukari is a Local Government Area in Taraba State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Wukari on the A4 highway. The Donga River flows through the area and the Benue River forms a boundary with Nasarawa State to the northwest. The town is the base of the Wukari Federation, a traditional state. It is the home of the great jukun people.

LGA and town
Nickname(s): Croc Town
Wukari is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°51′N 9°47′E / 7.850°N 9.783°E / 7.850; 9.783Coordinates: 7°51′N 9°47′E / 7.850°N 9.783°E / 7.850; 9.783
Country Nigeria
StateTaraba State
Local Government HeadquartersWukari
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilAdi Daniel[1]
 • Total4,308 km2 (1,663 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total241,546
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix670
ISO 3166 codeNG.TA.WU

It has an area of 4,308 km² and a population of 241,546 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 670.[2]


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  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.