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LGA and town
Country  Nigeria
State Federal Capital Territory
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Gwagwalada is one of the five Local Government Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, together with Abaji, Kuje, Bwari, and Kwali; the FCT also includes the City of Abuja. Gwagwalada is also the name of the main town in the Local Government Area, which has an area of 1,043 km² and a population of 157,770 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 902.[1]

The Chairman of the Gwagwalada Area Council is Jibrin Abubakar Giri. Gwagwalada is where the University of Abuja is located.[2] School For The Gifted is also located in the area.


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ Awowole-Browne, Francis (2007-10-08). "This is a waste!". Daily Sun (The Sun Publishing Limited, Lagos). Retrieved 2007-10-23. 

Coordinates: 8°56′21″N 7°04′43″E / 8.9393°N 7.0787°E / 8.9393; 7.0787