Seventeen local government area of Enugu state

Local government areas in Enugu state

Enugu state’s seventeen local government areas are listed below.

 

Enugu State is a Nigerian state located in the country’s south-east geopolitical zone.Enugu was derived from the name of the city in the state. The city’s name is Enugu, which means “mountain top.”

This is among the top ten most developed states in Nigeria. There are seventeen local governments in Enugu State so far.

Enugu state was created out of Anambra state in the year 1991 by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Position of Enugu State

Enugu State is bordered to the north by the states of Benue and Kogi, Ebonyi State to the east and southeast, Abia State to the south, and Anambra State to the west. It’s among the five states of the Igbo people in Nigeria. The remaining four states are: Anambra State, Abia State, Ebonyi State, and Imo State.

The seventeen local governments in Enugu state already existed when the state was inside Anambra state.

 

list of the seventeen local government areas in Enugu state.

Here is the list of the seventeen local government areas in Enugu state and a few things you should know about these local government areas.

Enugu state is made up of seventeen local government areas, namely

 

  • Anairi local government area

The Aniri local government area of Enugu state is the biggest local government area in the state.

Aniri shared a border with Abia and Anambra states.

Aniri local government area is not too developed, but it’s the biggest local government area in the state.

 

  • Awgu local government area

Agwu is one of the most popular places in Enugu state as the state slogan “Coal City State” is derived from this local government area.

 

  • Enugu East local government area

The Enugu East local government area is the capital of the state.

Enugu East shares a boundary with Anambra state.

This is one of the most beautiful parts of Enugu as it contains some amazing places. There is also an availability of many industries. Among all the local government areas of Enugu, the Enugu part is the most developed. The name Enugu state was derived from this part.

 

 

  • Enugu north local government area

Among all the seventeen local government areas of Enugu state, Enugu North is the most developed part of the state.

The name of Enugu state was derived from this northern Enugu and other parts of Enugu.

Enugu North is among the local government areas in Enugu State with the least amount of land area, but this place is better developed than other parts.

Some of the most developed parts of Enugu state, like Ogiu, are located in this part.

 

 

  • Enugu south local government area

Enugu South is among the seventeen local government areas of Enugu state.

This part shares a boundary with Anambra state. Enugu South is one of the most developed parts of Enugu state. Generally, the three local government areas that have similar names (Enugu north, Enugu east, and Enugu South) are nearly the same in terms of population, land area, and development.

Some of the awesome places to live in Enugu South are Abakpa, Obiagu, and Owerri.

 

 

  • Ezeagu local government area

Ezeagu local government area in Enugu state is one of the least developed local government areas in Enugu state.

Ezeagu shared borders with two other Nigerian states (Ebonyi and Benue).

 

 

  • Igboeze north local government area

The most popular place in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State is Ibagwa.

This ibagwa is popular due to the availability of a very busy market, “Nkwo ibagwa.” This market only takes place once every four days, but it’s as busy as you can imagine.

Enugu state’s Igboeze North local government area borders Ebonyi and Benue states.

 

 

  • Igboeze South local government area

Igboeze South is among the seventeen local government areas in Enugu state. Igbo Eze shares land boundaries with Kogi state.

Many people in this igboeze speak two languages, Igbo and Igalla, as they live so close to Igalla people.

This local government area is popular due to the availability of a very busy market called “Orie Igboeze,” which is located at the center of the local government.

The main part of this local government area that’s popular in Nigeria is Enugu ezike.

 

 

  • Igbo etiti local government area

Igboetiti local government area of Enugu state is not too popular as there’s not much in this part. The most popular towns in this local government are Ovoko and Ehaka.

 

  • Isi uzo local government area

Isi Uzo is one of the local government areas of Enugu state.

The only popular part of Isiuzo is Ehamufu.

 

  • Nkanu east local government area

Nkanu East is one of the biggest local government areas in Enugu state.

The rate of development in this local government is moderate.

Nkanu East shared a border with Anambra and Abia states.

 

  • Nkanu West local government area

Just like Nkanu East, among the seventeen local government areas of Enugu state, Nkanu West is around the fourth largest local government area in the state.

 

 

Nkanu West has many things in common with Nkanu East. Those two local government areas were one before, but they were later divided into two due to their population.

 

  • Nsukka local government area

Nsukka is one of the biggest local government areas in Enugu state.

In general terms, places like Udenu, Igboeze, Igboetiti, and Uzouwani have been referred to as Nsukka.

Nsukka is the state of Enugu’s second most developed local government.

 

 

  • Oji river local government area.

Oji river local government area is located in oji river, some of the villages in this local government area includes, uzuegwe, into, and Oji.

 

  • Udenu local government area

Udenu local government area is located between Nsukka and Igboetiti.

Of the seventeen local government areas in Enugu state, Udenu local government is the least in terms of population and land mass.

The two towns that made this local government popular as the names of the towns are popular almost everywhere in Nigeria. The two towns are Orba and Obollo.

 

  • Udi local government area

The Udi local government area is one of the biggest local government areas in Enugu state. It’s located between Enugu North and Nkanu.

 

  • Uzouwani local government area

The Uzouwani local government area of Enugu state is well known for its farming activities.

This local government area is the food basket of Enugu state.

 

Farmers from different parts of Nigeria live here to cultivate as their soil is very good for agricultural activities.

Some agricultural goods like groundnuts, rice, beans, and cassava have been supplied to different parts of the state by this local government.

Uzouwani is among the least developed local government areas in Enugu state.

 

 

Enugu State map and Local Government

17 local government area in Enugu state
17 local government area in Enugu state

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The richest Local Government in Enugu state

 

Enugu state is one of richest state in Nigeria, it’s among the top 15 richest state in Nigeria

let’s see the richest parts of Enugu State below

 

Top 2 richest Local Government in Enugu State.

1. Enugu north

2. Nsukka

 

 

Which Local Government is the largest in Enugu State

 

let’s see the list of the largest local government area in Enugu state according to the estimation from Enugu state map

top 5 largest local government area in Enugu state

 

1. Udi

2. Uzo uwani

3. Isi uzo

4. Nkanu east

5. Nsukka

 

 

 

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