Ogbia

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Ogbia
LGA and town
Ogbia is located in Nigeria
Ogbia
Ogbia
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 4°47′N 6°20′E / 4.783°N 6.333°E / 4.783; 6.333Coordinates: 4°47′N 6°20′E / 4.783°N 6.333°E / 4.783; 6.333
Country  Nigeria
State Bayelsa State
Area
 • Total 1,698 km2 (656 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 266,008
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 560
ISO 3166 code NG.BY.OG

Ogbia is a Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Ogbia in the south of the area at4°39′00″N 6°16′00″E / 4.65000°N 6.26667°E / 4.65000; 6.26667.

It has an area of 695 km² and a population of 179,926.It is well known for its Historic value to the today Nigerian state economy mainsay i.e. its oil industry, being the local government area encompassing Oloibiri the first place oil was discovered on Sunday 15 January 1956.

The postal code of the area is 562.[1]

The inhabitants of Ogbia land are mainly fishermen and farmers. Current Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was born in Otueke, Ogbia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.