Bebeji

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Bebeji
LGA and town
Bebeji is located in Nigeria
Bebeji
Bebeji
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 11°40′N 8°16′E / 11.667°N 8.267°E / 11.667; 8.267Coordinates: 11°40′N 8°16′E / 11.667°N 8.267°E / 11.667; 8.267
Country  Nigeria
State Kano State
Government
 • Chairman Dankaka Hussaini
Area
 • Total 717 km2 (277 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 188,859
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 711
ISO 3166 code NG.KN.BE

Bebeji is a Local Government Area in Kano State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Bebeji.

It has an area of 717 km² and a population of 188,859 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 711.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town of Bebeji is located 45 km southwest of Kano, with an estimated population of 350,346. [2] It is in close proximity to Bagauda dam which supplies most of the potable water of Bebeji, the federal government recently approved a dam in Bebeji to supplement the Bagauda dam sometimes known for its structural failures. Bebeji is also the location of Habe mosque, declared a monument in 1964. The town is known to have a significant occurrence of ilmenite, a weakly magnetic mineral containing titanium oxide.

Government[edit]

The current federal representative is Dr, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa[3] a former commissioner in Kano State. The chairman of the Bebeji Local Government Area is Kantoma Bebeji. Bebeji Local Government was created in 1990 during the administration of General Ibrahim Babangida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". . Retrieved February 20, 2007.
  3. ^ [1]. Retrieved February 20, 2010. Archived March 10, 2007 at the Wayback Machine