Which Local Government Is The Biggest In Benue State

Which Local Government Is The Biggest In Benue State

Which Local Government Is The Biggest In Benue State

Do you what to know which Local Government is the biggest in Benue State? If yes then you are in the right place, continue reading!

Just like we explain in our previous post, Benue State is located in the North-central region of Nigeria. It was created in 1976 along with six other states in the country.

It shares borders with about six (6) states in Nigeria, namely; Nasarawa (to the North), Ebonyi (to the South), Cross-Rivers (to the South), Kogi (to the West), Enugu (to the south to the South-West).

Benue State also shares an international border with Cameroon to the South-East.

Local Governments in Benue State

This state, also called The Food Basket Of The Nation consists of 23 located governments including Makurdi, the state capital.

Below is the complete list of Local Governments in Benue State, their headquarters, and the year they were created:

Local GovernmentHeadquarterYear of Creation
Gwer EastAliade1976 
Gwer WestNaka1976 

What you should know about Benue State

Which Local Government Is The Biggest In Benue State

Without a doubt, agriculture is the mainstay of the Benue state economy, engaging over 85% of the population in the state.

It is the largest yam-producing state in the country recording an average sale of 4.5 million yams yearly, making Nigeria by far the world’s largest producer of yams with 18.3 million tonnes from 1.5 million hectares, accounting for over 70–76 percent of the world’s production.

Other agricultural products in Benue state are groundnut, cassava, sweet potatoes, mango, oranges, rice, beans, maize, tomatoes, soybeans, sorghum, millet, sesame, cocoyam, etc.

Apart from agriculture, Benue state is blessed with abundant mineral resources, some are commercially exploited while some are deposited. These include Limestone (located at Tse Kucha, near Gboko local government), and Kaolinite (in Otukpo local government). Other mineral resources yet to be exploited are Gypsum, Baryte, Feldspar, Wolframite, Gemstone, Mineral salts, etc.

Talking about ethnic groups in Benue state, the predominant are Tiv, Idoma, and Igede, others are  Etulo, Abakpa, Jukun, and Igbo, among others.

Which Local Government Is The Biggest In Benue State

Which Local Government Is The Biggest In Benue State
Map of Benue State


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Which Local Government Is The Biggest In Benue State?

Kwande is the biggest Local Government in Benue State with a total area of 2,891 square kilometers, followed by Guma Local Government with a total area of 2,882 square kilometers. While the smallest Local Government in the state is Tarka.

Frequently asked questions

Which Local Government is the Oldest in Benue State?

The oldest Local Government is Benue state is Otukpo, created in the year 1923, followed by Makurdi Local Government, created in 1927.

Which local government is the biggest in Nigeria?

The biggest Local Government in Nigeria is Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria. It’s also the biggest in west Africa.

What is the motto of Benue State?

The Motto or Slogan of Benue state is “Food Basket of the Nation“.

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