Anambra state has 21 local government areas in which about 181 towns are located within it. In this write-up, we will examine this igbo state and look at all the existing local government areas and towns in the state.
Overview of Anambra State
Anambra is situated in southeastern region of Nigeria. The state got it name from Anambra river (Omambala), a major river in the state which flows through the area and is a tributary of the River Niger. Anambra state has a capital and seat of government in the developed city of Awka. Anambra state has boundaries with Delta State to the west, Imo State and Rivers State to the south, Enugu State to the east, and Kogi State to the north.
It is also interesting to note that the state has a historic port city, Onitsha. The city existed from the pre-colonial times, and is at present the largest urban area in the state.
Igbos are the predominant ethnic group in Anambra state as they make up 98% of the state’s population. There is also a small population (about 2%) of Igala in the state, who are found in the north- western part of the state.
Anambra state is rich in natural gas, crude oil, bauxite, and ceramic. Anambra state has many other resources such as fisheries and farming, as well as land cultivated for pasturing and animal husbandry, in terms of agro-based activities. The state has a high a good per capital income and is rated as the lowest with respect to poverty rate in Nigeria.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Anambra State
Aguata Local Government Area
Aguata LGA is a local government area in Anambra state. The local government has it headquarter in the town of Aguata, which the LG got it name.
Other towns in Aguata LGA are: Achina, Akpo, Amesi, Ekwuluobia, Ezinifite, igbo-Ukwu, Isuofia, Uga, Umuchu, Nkpologwu, Oraeri, isuanaoma, Umuona, and Ikenga.
Anambra East Local Government Area
Anambra East LGA is a local government that is headquatered in the town of Otuocha. The towns that are also in Anambra East LGA are: Umueri, Aguleri, Otuocha, Enugwu-Aguleri, Eziagulu-Otu, Enugwu-Otu, Anam, Igbariam, Nando and Nsugbe.
Anambra West Local Government Area
Anambra West LGA is one of the local government area of Anambra. The LGA has an headquater in the town of Nzam.
The following towns also make up Anambra North LGA: Ezianam, ifite-Anam, Nzam, Olumbanasa, Oroma-Etiti, Umueze-Anam and Umuenwelum-Anam.
Anaocha Local Government Area
Anaocha LGA has a capital in the town of Neni. Other towns in Anaocha LGA are: Adazi-Enu, Adazi-Nnukwu, Agulu, Aguluzigbo, Ichida, Obeledu, and Nri.
Awka North Local Government Area
Awka North LGA is a outstanding local government in Anambra state. The local government has its headquarters at Achalla Town.
Other towns that make up Awka North LGA are; Achalla, Amansea, Amanuke, Ebenebe, Isu-Aniocha, Mgbakwu, Ugbene, Ugbu-enu and Ukum.
Awka South Local Government Area
Awka South LGA is the centralised local government in Anambra state and counts as one of the LGAs of the state. The local government is headquatered at Awka Town, the state’s capital.
Towns in Awka South LGA include: Amawbia, Ifite-Akwa, Ezinato, Ishiagu, Mbaukwu, Nibo, Nise, Okpuno, and Umuawulu.
Ayamelum Local Government Area
Ayamelum LGA is a local government in Anambra state. The local government is one of the coming local government in Anambra and it is headquatered in the town of Anaku.
Ayamelum LGA also has other towns which include: Anaku, Omor, Omasi, Igbakwu, Umueje, Umumbo, Ifite Ogwari, and Umuerum.
Dunukofia Local Government Area
Dunukofia LGA is a one of the renown local government in Anambra state. It houses the Onitsha-Enugu express road.
The following towns also make up the Dunukofia LGA; Ukpo, Nawgu, Ifite-Dunu, Ukwulu, Umudioka, and Umunachi.
Ekwusigo Local Government Area
Ekwusigo LGA is a local government in the state. and has an headquarter in Ozubulu, a prominent town in the area.
Other towns that are situated in Ozubulu LGA include: Ozubulu, Oraifite, Ichi and Ihembosi.
Idemili North Local Government Area
Idemili North LGA is one of the twenty-one local government area of Anambra state. It has an headquarter in the town of Ogidi.
Other notable towns in Idemili LGA are; Ogidi, Abacha, Abatete, Eziowelle, Ideani, Nkpor, Obosi, Oraukwu, Uke, and Umuoji.
Idemili South Local Government Area
Idemili South LGA is a prominent local government in Anambra state. It has an headquarter in the town of Ojoto.
Popular towns in Idemili South LGA are: Ojoto, Alor, Akwa-Ukwu, Awka- Etiti, Nnobi, Nnokwa, Umunachi and Oba.
Ihiala Local Government Area
Ihiala LGA is headquartered in the town of Ihiala, a renowned town in the state. The following towns also make up Ihiala LGA: Azia, Okija, Mbosi, Amorka, Isseke, Orsumoghu, Ubuluisiuzor, Uli and Lilu.
Njikoka Local Government Area
Njikoka LGA had it administrative capital in the town of Abagana and is likewise one of the LGAs in Anambra.
Towns in Njikoka LGA includes: Abagana, Enugwu-Ukwu, Nimo, Enugwu-Agidi, Nawfia and Abba.
Nnewi North Local Government Area
Nnewi North LGA is one of the renowned local government area in the state. The local government is headquartered in the town of Nnewi.
Other towns that are in Nnewi LGA include the following: Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, and Nnewi-Ichi.
Nnewi South Local Government Area
Nnewi South LGA is a local government area in Anambra. It has an administrative headquarter in Ukpor Town. The towns that make up the LGA are: Ukpor, Ekwulumili, Amichi, Azigbo, Unubi, Osumenyi, Ogbodi, Ebenator, Utuh, Ezinifite and Akwaihedi.
Ogbaru Local Government Area
Ogbaru LGA has an headquarter in the town of Atani, which all the administration is done. Here is the list of other towns in Ogbaru LGA: Akili Ogidi, Atani, Akili Ozizor, Amiyi, Mputu, Obeagwe, Ohita, Odekpe, Ogbakugba, Ochuche Umuodu, Ossomala, Ogwu-Aniocha, Umunankwo, Umuzu, Okpoko and Ogwu Ikpere.
Onitsha North Local Government Area
Onitsha North LGA is the most industrious local government in Anambra state. It is headquartered in Onitsha Town, the most popular city in the state.
Ontisha town which has many sub-town districts, is the only significant town in the local government area.
Onitsha South Local Government Area
Onitsha South LGA is an industrialised local government in the state. It has an administrative headquarter in Fegge Town of Onitsha.
Other towns in Onitsha South LGA include: Iweka, Odoakpu, Woliwo, Awada, and Ochanja.
Orumba North Local Government Area
Orumba North LGA is another local government in Anambra state. The LGA has a capital in the town of Ajalli. Aside, other prominent towns in Orumba North LGA include: Akpu, Ajalli, Amaokpalla, Amaetiti, Awa, Nanka, Ndikelionwu, Ndiokolo, Ndiokpola, Ndiowu, Ndiukwue, Okpoeze, Omogho and Ufuma.
Orumba South Local Government Area
Orumba South LGA is a local government in Anambra, and it has an administrative headquarter in Umunze Town.
Other towns in Orumba South LGA are; Agbudu, Ezira, Eziagu, Enugwu-Umuonyia ihite, Isulo, Ndiokpoleze, Nkerehi, Ogboji, Ogbunka, Onneh, Owerre- Ezukala, Umunzem and Umuomoku.
Oyi Local Government Area
Oyi LGA is headquartered in the town of Nteje. There are other towns in the state, and they include: Ogbunnike, Awkuzu, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Nteje, Umunebe and Umunya.
Anambra state is a host to many renowned towns which are situated in their 21 local government areas. Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka are a few mention, the towns that give the state a face both locally and internationally. This article has dully outlined the full list of local government areas and towns in Anambra state .
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