Yewa North

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Yewa North
LGA
Yewa North is located in Nigeria
Yewa North
Yewa North
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°09′N 2°55′E / 7.150°N 2.917°E / 7.150; 2.917Coordinates: 7°09′N 2°55′E / 7.150°N 2.917°E / 7.150; 2.917
Country  Nigeria
State Ogun State
Area
 • Total 2,087 km2 (806 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 181,826
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 111
ISO 3166 code NG.OG.EN

Yewa North (formerly Egbado North) is a Local Government Area in the west of Ogun State, Nigeria bordering the Republic of Benin. Its headquarters are in the town of Aiyetoro (or Ayetoro) at7°14′00″N 3°02′00″E / 7.23333°N 3.03333°E / 7.23333; 3.03333 in the north-east of the Area.

It has an area of 2,087 km² and a population of 181,826 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 111.[1]

Aiyetoro, established around 1813, is one of the founding cites that formed Ogun State in the mid-1970s. It hosts one of the best secondary school in the old Western Region - Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro. Which currently falls within Yewa North. The town also has a higher education institution, Olabisi Onabanjo University (Aiyetoro), which will due to be upgraded to a full University of Agriculture.

The current senatorial district representative is Senator Banjomo.

The area is noted for its agricultural products as most citizens are farmers.

Notable Settlements in the area include Ilaro, Egua, Ibese, Iboro, Sawonjo, Joga-Orile, Igan-okoto, Igan Alade, Imasai, Igbogila, Ayetoro, Idofio, Imeko.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.