Abia State has a lot of towns in its local government areas. It’s very unequivocal that places like Aba and Umuahia are among the prominent urban areas in the state. But this is only a few, as there are many other towns and cities in the southern state. This article will incorporate the list of local government areas and towns in Abia State. We’ll also look at what the state is all about.
Overview of Abia state
The state’s name ‘Abia’ is an acronym formed from the initial letters of first four local government areas in the state: Aba, Bende, lsuikwuato and Afikpo. These constituted the major groups in the state at its creation.
Abia state came into existence from 27th May, 1991, when the Federal Military Government under General lbrahim Babangida carved out the State from Imo State.
Abia state is located in the southeastern region of Nigeria. The state shares land boundaries to the north with Ebonyi State; to the west is Imo State, and to the northwest is Anambra State; to the south and southwest with Rivers State; and to the east and southeast with Cross River and Akwa lbom States respectively. The state is also among the Niger Delta states in Nigeria.
With respect to landmass, Abia State covers an area of about 5,243.7 sq. km which is approximately 5.8 per cent of the total land area of the country. The state lies within approximately latitudes 4? 40′ and 6? 14′ north, and longitudes 7? 10′ and 8? east.
With its capital at Umuahia, it has seventeen local government areas which includes: Aba North, Aba South, Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Obingwa, lkwuano, Bende, Arochukwu, Ohafia, lsuikwuato, Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ugwunagbo, Osisioma and Nnochi.
People & Culture
Abia state just like any other south eastern state in Nigeria, they are of the Igbo ethnic group who predominates this region of the country. Their traditional language is Igbo and it variants, with English widely spoken and serves as the lingua Franca which is the official language in communication, governance and business. Abia state are pre-dominantly Christians with the few rest being traditional worshippers. There are also a scare number of Muslims in the state.
Abia state is also known for their rich culture and traditions which incorporate masquerade displays, dance and the popular yam festival.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Abia state
Here’s a list of all the seventeen local government areas in Abia State and the towns situated in each of them.
Aba North LGA
Aba North LGA is a local government area in Abia State. It has an headquarter in the town of Eziama Uratta.
Here is a list of towns in Abia North LGA;
Aba South LGA
Aba South Local Government Area is a commercial area. The local government houses the industrial city of Aba and has number of other towns in it.
Below is a list of popular towns in Abia South LGA;
Arochukwu is another Local Government Area in Abia State. It has it capital in the town of Arochukwu.
Here is a list of towns in Arochukwu LGA;
Bende Local Government Area
Bende Local Government Area has 17 existing local government council and comprises the towns.
Here is a list of towns in Bende LGA;
Ikwuano Local Government Area has it capital in the town of Isiala Oboro, and consists of other prominent towns.
Here is a list of towns in Ikwuano LGA;
Isiala Ngwa North LGA
Here is a list of towns in Isiala Ngwa North Local Govt. Area;
- Amapu Ntigha
- Ngwa Ukwu
Isiala Ngwa South LGA
Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area as one of the local government area in Abia State, it has it headquarter in the town of Omoba.
Here is a list of towns in Isiala Ngwa South LGA;
Here is a list of towns in Isuikwuato LGA; Achara-Ut
Obi Ngwa Local Government Area
Here is a list of towns in Obi Ngwa Local Government Area;
- Mgboko-Otu Ngwa
Ohafia Local Government Area
Ohafia LGA has its headquarters in the town of Eben Ohafia.
Here is a list of towns in Ohiafia LGA;
Osisioma Ngwa LGA
Here is a list of towns in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State;
Here is a list of towns in Ugwunagbo Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria;
Ukwa East LGA
Ukwa East Local Government Area serves as one of the local government area of Abia State.
Here is a list of towns in Ukwa East LGA;
Ukwa West LGA
Here is a list of towns in Ukwa West Local Government Area;
- Ozar West
Umu-Nneochi Local Government Area
Here is a list of towns in Umu-Nneochi Local Government Area
Umuahia North LGA
Umuahia North Local Government Area houses the capital of the state which is the city of Umuahia.
Here is a list of towns in Umuahia North LGA;
Umuahia South LGA
Umuahia South Local Government Area being one of the LGA council in Abia state has it headquarter in the town of Apumiri, Ubalaka.
Here is a list of towns in Umuahia South LGA;
- Old Umuahia
That’s it on the local government areas in Abia state and the towns that are situated in them. You now have got the idea of towns to visit in the state. This is our take on this as we believe this article was helpful.