If there’s anything that will make you visit Bauchi, then it’s certainly the tourist attractions. From game reserves to wonderful rocks, the list is unending. In this article, we’ll outline the local government areas and towns in Bauchi state so as to get you covered.
Bauchi State was created in February 1976 by the then administration of General Murtala Mohammed. The state is presently made up of 20 local government areas with a state capital in Bauchi city. Bauchi State has lots of ethnic groups which totals to 55 tribal in which Hausa, Fulani, Gerawa, Sayawa, Jarawa, Bolewa, Kare-Kare, Kanuri, Warjawa, Zulawa, and Badawa are the main tribes.
Located in the North-Eastern part of the Nigeria, Bauchi state covers 45,837 square kilometers in terms of area. The state is bounded by Kano and Jigawa to the north, Yobe and Gombe to the east and Kaduna State to the west and Plateau and Taraba State to the south.
Bauchi state is popular for their agricultural productivity. Their agricultural products include maize, rice, millet, groundnut and guinea corn. Cattle and other livestock are also reared in good numbers in the state.
In terms of industry, the state has manufacturing industries in the area of Iron and Steel, Water, Ceramics, Food and Beverages.
Tourist attractions is obviously the major thing that brings in visitors to Bauchi state. From the Yankari Game reserve (the biggest game reserve in West Africa), Premier Game Reserve, Rock Paintings at Goji and Shira, the State Museum among others, the state is blessed with many tourist attractions.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Bauchi State
Below we provide all 20 local government areas in Bauchi state and the towns located in them respectively.
Alkaleri Local Government Area
Alkaleri LGA is one of the local government area of Bauchi state. It has an headquarter in the town of Alkaleri.
Other towns in Alkaleri LGA include: Alkaleri Birin, Gigara, Yankari, Dan Kungibar, Futuk, Gar, Duguri, Gwana, Mansur, Gwaram, Maimadi, Pali, Yalo, Yuli and Lim.
Bauchi Local Government Area
Bauchi LGA is another local government area in Bauchi state. It has an headquarter located in the city of Bauchi, which is the capital of the state.
Other towns in Bauchi LGA include the following: Dandango, Birsh, Miri, Daraki, Galambi, Kangyare, Kundum, Duru, Majidadi, Makama, Sarki Barji, Liman, Katagum, Zungur and Dan’iya Hardo.
Bogoro Local Government Area
Bogoro LGA of Bauchi state is a local government area. The capital of the LGA is located in the town of Bogoro.
Other towns in Bogoro LGA include: Abiya, Lusa, Badagari, Bala (Bala), Ball Lusa, Bar, Baram, Boi, Boloro, Bom, Bonga, Bongo, Bungu and Dashem Bamin Kogi.
Dambam Local Government Area
Danbam LGA is a local government area in Bauchi state. The administrative headquarter of the local government is located in Danbam. Other towns in Danbam LGA include: Danbam, Dagauda, Gargawa, Garuza, Garbama, Jalam Central, Jalam East, Yame and Zaura.
Darazo Local Government Area
Darazo LGA has an headquarter located in Darazo town. There are other towns in the local government area which includes: Darazo, Gabarin, Gabayari, Konkiyal, Lago, Lanzai, Papa, Sade, Tauya, Wahu and Yautare.
Dass Local Government Area
Dass LGA is one of the twenty local government areas of Bauchi state. The local government capital is situated in the town of Dass. Other notable towns in Dass LGA include: Bagel, Bajar, Baraza, Bundot, Bununu central, Bununu south, Durr, Dolt, Wandi, Zumbul and Lukshi.
Gamawa Local Government Area
Gamawa LGA is a principal local government area in Bauchi state. It has an administrative headquarter in town of Gamawa, where the local government got it name.
Other towns in Gamawa LGA include: Gamawa, Gadiya, Gololo, Kafin Romi, Kubdiya, Raga, Tumbi, Udubo and Zindi.
Ganjuwa Local Government Area
Ganjuwa LGA has its administrative local government headquarter in Ganjuwa town. Other towns in Ganjuwa LGA are: Kariya, Gungura, Kafin Madaki, Kubi West, Kubi East, Miya East, Miya West, Nassarawa South, Nassarawa North and Yali.
Giade Local Government Area
Giade LGA’s headquarter is situated in the town of Giade, where the local government got it name. Other towns and districts in Giade LGA include: Sabon, Sara, Chinkani, Doguwa, Isawa, Uzum, Zirrami and Zabi.
Itas Gadasu Local Government Area
Itas Gadasu LGA is headquartered in the town of Itesiwaju, and it has prominent towns which includes: Itas Gadau, Buzawa, Gwarai, Kashuri, Mashema, Bambal, Abdollawa and Magarya.
Jama’are Local Government Area
Jama’are LGA is a local government area in Bauchi state. The town of Jama’are is the administrative headquarter of the local government. Other notable towns are: Dogon Jeji, Galdimari, Hamfari and Jurara.
Katagun Local Government Area
Katangun is a capital town and the local government area in Bauchi state.
Towns in Katagun LGA include: Katagun, Azare, Bulkachuwa, Dagoro, Buskuri, Chinade, Gambaki, Bidir, Madachi, Gangai, Madangala and Madara.
Kirfi Local Government Area
Kirfi LGA is one of Bauchi state local government area and it has an administrative headquarter in Kirfi Kasa. Prominent towns in Kirfi LGA include: Kirfi Badara, Bara, Beni, Dewu central, Dewu east and Wanka.
Misau Local Government Area
Misau LGA has an administrative headquarter in a town of Misau. The local government also has towns which includes: Misau, Gwaram, Beti, Gugulin, Hardawa, Jarkasa, Kukadi, Gundari, Sarma, Akuyam and Sirko.
Ningi Local Government Area
Ningi LGA is a local government, and it has a capital in the town of Ningi. Other towns in Ningi LGA include: Bashe, Balma, Jangu, Kudu, Kurmi, Nasaru, Burra, Balma, Sama, Tiffi, Kyata, Gudu and Yamma.
Shira Local Government Area
Shira LGA of Bauchi state is a local government area in the state. It capital is in the town of Yana. Other towns in Shira LGA are: Shira, Beli, Audubun, Gagidoba, Bukul, Bangire, Disina, Faggo, Kilbori, Tsafi, Zubo and Tumfafi.
Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area
Tafawa Balewa LGA is a local government area in Bauchi, and its administrative headquarter is in the town of Bununu. Other towns in Tafawa Balewa LGA include: Bununu, Bula, Danjiri, Dull, Kardam A and B, Lere south, Lere north, Tapshin and Ball.
This local government area is the home of Nigerian nationalist, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
Toro Local Government Area
Toro LGA is a local government area in Bauchi state. It administrative headquarters is in town of Toro, which the local government got it name.
Other towns in Toro LGA include: Jama’a, Zaranda, Lame, Mara, Tama, Raute, Geji, Ribina, Tolden-Fulani, Wonu, Zalau, Rishi and Palama.
Warji Local Government Area
Warji LGA is a local government area in Bauchi state. It is both the local government area headquarters and a local government in itself. Among other towns and communities of Warji LGA are: Dagu east, Dagu, Gabanga, Katanga, Kilbori, Rangan, Tiyin and Warji.
Zaki Local Government Area
Zaki local government area of Bauchi state has its headquarters in Katagum Town. The local government also has towns likeKotagum, Zaki, Bursali, Gumai, Mainako, Maiwa, Makawa, Murmur North, Murmur South, Sakwa, Tashena, Kafin, Alanganwa and Gadai making it.
We’ve been able to list the local government areas in Bauchi state with their respective towns. Bauchi state is nice to visit due to the much alluded tourist attractions in it. Hope you have known which towns to visit in Bauchi state from this write-up.