Yewa South

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Yewa South
LGA
Yewa South is located in Nigeria
Yewa South
Yewa South
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°48′N 2°57′E / 6.800°N 2.950°E / 6.800; 2.950Coordinates: 6°48′N 2°57′E / 6.800°N 2.950°E / 6.800; 2.950
Country  Nigeria
State Ogun State
Area
 • Total 629 km2 (243 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 168,850
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 111
ISO 3166 code NG.OG.ES

Yewa South, (formerly Egbado South), is a Local Government Area in the west of Ogun State, Nigeria bordering the Republic of Benin. Its headquarters are in the town of Ilaro at6°53′00″N 3°01′00″E / 6.88333°N 3.01667°E / 6.88333; 3.01667 in the north of the Area.

It has an area of 629 km² and a population of 168,850 at the 2006 census.

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

The area has 10 wards, Ilaro I, Ilaro II, Ilaro III, Iwoye, Idogo, Owode I, Owode II, Ilobi/Erinja, Oke-Odan and Ajilete.[2]

The people speak the Yewa and Egun dialects of the Yoruba language. There are seven areas or villages headed by Obas or Royal Fathers: Ilaro, Oke-Odan, Ijanna, Itoro, Owode, Erinja, Ajilete and Ilobi.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Yewa South". Ogun State. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Yewa South". Ogun State. Retrieved 2009-12-20.