Yenagoa is a Local Government Area and capital city of Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria.[1]It is located at the southern part of the country at coordinates 4°55′29″N 6°15′51″E / 4.92472°N 6.26417°E / 4.92472; 6.26417.

Yenagoa
Yenagoa is located in Nigeria
Yenagoa
Yenagoa
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°02′N 6°20′E / 5.033°N 6.333°E / 5.033; 6.333Coordinates: 5°02′N 6°20′E / 5.033°N 6.333°E / 5.033; 6.333
Country Nigeria
StateBayelsa State
HeadquartersYenagoa
Area
 • Total1,698 km2 (656 sq mi)
Population
 ((2006 census))
 • Total352,285
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
561
ISO 3166 codeNG.BY.YE
ClimateAm

The LGA has an area of 706 km² and a population of 352,285 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 561.[2]

The Ijaw form the majority of the state. English is the official language, but Epie-Atissa language is one of the local languages spoken in Yenagoa others such as Ekpetiama, Gbarian, Buseni and Zarama are Ijaw dialect in Yenagoa LGA.[3][4]

It is the home of the Bayelsa United FC, a premier league football club. Bayelsa Airport (Bayelsa Cargo Airport) is an airport located in the Bayelsa State capital of Yenagoa, southern Nigeria. Yenagoa Bayelsa Airport received its first aircraft arrival on February 14th, 2019.[5]

It also the home of Bayelsa United, and Bayelsa Queens. The two football club won the 2021 Aiteo Cup for men and women respectively.The match that took place at

the new Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Bayelsa United defeated Nasarawa United 4-3 on penalties after the regular period and added time had ended 2-2.[6]



ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Yenagoa". City Of Yenagoa. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  3. ^ "Bayelsa moves to save Izon language from extinction". Vanguard News. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  4. ^ Kolesnik, Kay (2018-10-30). "What do you know about Bayelsa State history?". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  5. ^ "Yenagoa Bayelsa Airport Profile | CAPA". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  6. ^ "Bayelsa United upset Nasarawa United as Yenagoa clubs rule Aiteo Cup". guardian.ng. Retrieved 2021-09-18.