There are eighteen local government areas in Edo state with some prominent towns still making up. Aside from Benin City the state’s capital, there are other notable urban areas in the state. This article will list all the local government areas and towns in Edo state.
Overview of Edo state
Located in the southern region of Nigeria, the state is bounded by Kogi state to the northeast and east, Delta state to the southeast and south, and Ondo state to the west and northwest; the River Niger flows along the state’s eastern boundary and demarcate it with Anambra state.
The history of Edo state started when it was created in 1991 from the northern portion of Bendel state. The state is made up of 4 major ethnic groups; Bini, Esan, Owan, and Etsako. It is estimated that Edo state has a population of 5 million people, with residents adding up with indigenes to make a good number of people living in the state.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Edo state
Edo State has eighteen (18) Local Government Areas which covers all the state area. They include: Akoko-Edo, Egor, Esan Central, Esan North-East, Esan South-East, Esan West, Etsako Central, Etsako East, Etsako West, Igueben, Ikpoba-Okha, Oredo, Orhionmwon, Ovia North-East, Ovia South-West, Owan East, Owan West and Uhunmwonde.
Benin City, the Edo state capital is the largest urban centre in the area. There are other notable towns that are situated in the state, which will make up this write-up.
Akoko-Edo Local Government Area
Akoko-Edo LGA is renown area and one of the oldest local government area in the state. It has an administrative headquarter located in the town of lgarra. Other towns and districts that make up the area include: Akoko, Igarra, Ikpeshi-Egbegbere, Atje and Kakumo-Anyanran.
Egor Local Government Area
Egor LGA is one of Edo state eighteen LGA. It capital is located in Uselu town. Egor LGA consists of towns and villages which include the following: Agidigbi, Egor, Environ Camps, Evbougide, Iguediayi, Iguikpe, Oghedaivbiobaa, Oghokhugbo, Oviasuyi Camp and Ugbighoko.
Esan Central Local Government Area
Esan Central LGA is one of the area that has the Esan ethnic group, a major tribe in Edo state. With it administrative headquarter in lrrua town, there are other notable towns and villages like Irrua, Ewu, Opoji, Ugbegun, Igueben, Ebelle and Ewossa which make up the area.
Esan North-East Local Government Area
Esan North-East LGA is one of the eighteen local government areas that make up Edo state. It headquarter is sited in the town of Uromi, and also consisting of other towns like Edo Esan, Uromi and Uzea making up the local government area.
Esan South East Local Government Area
Esan South East LGA is one of the Local Government Areas of Edo state. The headquarter of the area is located in the town of Ubiaja. There are other notable towns in Esan South East LGA which include: Emu, Equare-Ewatto, Ewohimi, Ilushi, Inyenlen, Ohordua, Okhu-Essan, Onog-Holo and Oria.
Esan West Local Government Area
Esan West LGA has an headquarter in the popular Ekpoma town. It is one of the eighteen Local Government Councils of the state. Eghoro, Ekpoma, Idoa, Naoka, Ogwa, Ujiogba, Ukhun and Urohi towns are the notable urban areas in Esan West LGA.
Etsako Central Local Government Area
Etsako Central LGA is a Local Government Area with an headquarter at Fugar, consisting of towns like Ekperi, Fugar-Avianwu, Okpekpe and Okpella.
Etsako East Local Government Area
Etsako East LGA is one of the eighteen local government areas of Edo state. It has an headquarter sited in the town of Agenebode. Other towns making up the area include: Agenebode, Agiere, Anumeji, Avhiodor, Bode-Waterside, Dapapa, Edegbe and Egori-Nauge.
Etsako West Local Government Area
Etsako West LGA is a prominent local government area in Edo state, well known for it economic activities. It is one of the eighteen local governments councils of the state, and has an headquarter in the commercial town of Auchi. Other towns making up the area include: Aviele, Awain, Jagbe, South Ibie and Uzairue-Jattu.
lgueben Local Government Area
lgueben LGA is headquartered in the town of lgueben. This is one of the notable areas in the state. Other towns in Igueben LGA include the following: Amahor, Ekpon and Ugun urban centres.
lkpoba Okha Local Government Area
lkpoba Okha LGA is one of the local government area of Edo state, and is headquartered in ldogbo town. There are other towns and districts which make up the area include: Aduwawa, Agedo, Ekiuwa, Evbumufi, Evbuomodu, Ighekpe, Iguehana, Ogbeson, Ohovbe, Otenes Camp, Urora, Ute Okha, Ologbo, Ajoki Akpes Camp and Avbiama.
Oredo Local Government Area
Oredo LGA is the most developed and one of the eighteen Local Government Areas of Edo state. It has an headquarter in the prominent town of Benin City.
There are many urban areas in Oredo LGA which are: Gra, Etete, Ibiwe, Iwegie, Ugbague, Ihogbe, Isekhere, Oreoghene, Ibiwe, Ikpema, Eguadase, New Benin, Ogbe and Ogbelaka.
Orhionmwon Local Government Area
Orhionmwon Local Government Area with its headquarters in Abudu town, and it has towns and districts comprising of Aibiokunla, Igbanke, Oloten, Ugboko, Ugu and Urho-Nigbe towns make up the area.
Ovia North-East Local Government Area
Ovia North-East is a Local Government Area in the state, and it has its administrative headquarter in Okada town. Towns in the area consists of Adolor, Iguoshodin, Isiuwa, Kokhuo, Oduna, Ofunm-Wengbe, Oghede, Okada, Oluku, Uhen, Uhiere and Utoka.
Ovia South-West Local Government Area
Ovia South-West Local Government Area is one of the eighteen LGA in the Bini state. It has an headquarter which is located in the town of Iguoba-Zuwa. Towns like: Ofunama, Ora, Siluko, Udo, Ugbogue, Umaza and Usen also make up the area.
Owan East Local Government Area
Owan East LGA is one of the local government areas in Edo state that has the Owan tribe. It gas an headquarter sited in Afuze town. However, other urban areas like: Emai, Igue, Ihievbe, Ikao, Ivbi- Mion, Ive-Ada-Obi, Otuo and Uokha towns still make up this LGA.
Owan West Local Government Area
Owan West LGA is in list as one of the eighteen LGA councils of Edo state. It is headquarted in the town of Sabongida Ora consisting of other towns like Iuleha, Ora and Ozalla.
Uhunmwode Local Government Area
Uhunmwode LGA is a local government area in Edo state. It has an headquarter in the town of Ehor, with other towns like Egbede, Ehor, Igieduma, Isi North, Isi South, Uhi and Umagbae still making up the area.
A view of the ancestral and traditional displays of the Benin Kingdom will make you want to know the renown places that are in Edo state. We’ve outline the towns in the state and their corresponding local government areas, so as to get you covered.
Thats our take on this as we have make you to know where to visit in the historic state!
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Good and well defined article Edo state is one of the cities that is well planned with good layout of roads however there is still a lot to be done in the area of roads in all I think Edo state is one of the best states in Nigeria