Alkaleri

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Alkaleri
LGA and town
Alkaleri is located in Nigeria
Alkaleri
Alkaleri
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 9°53′N 10°30′E / 9.883°N 10.500°E / 9.883; 10.500Coordinates: 9°53′N 10°30′E / 9.883°N 10.500°E / 9.883; 10.500
Country  Nigeria
State Bauchi State
Area
 • Total 5,918 km2 (2,285 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 329,424
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 743
ISO 3166 code NG.BA.AL

Alkaleri is a Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Alkaleri (or Alkalere) on the A345 highway in the north of the area at10°15′58″N 10°20′07″E / 10.26611°N 10.33528°E / 10.26611; 10.33528. The northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude passes through the LGA.

It has an area of 5,918 km² and a population of 329,424 at the 2006 census.

The predominant ethnic group in the area are the Tangale.[1]

The postal code of the area is 743.[2]

Duguri District[edit]

Duguri is located "136 kilometres away from Bauchi, the state capital, and 120 kilometres from Alkaleri, the local government headquarters."[3]

Villages surrounding Duguri include "Geji, Yuli, Shafa, Gamu, Dogon-Ruwa, Bogos, Rimi, Kukuri, Keffi, Talan, Geji-Gamu, Kunzum, Yalam, Sabonlayi, Kungimbar, Gyel, Anguwar-Gebi, Bunn, Sabon Gari, Yumi, Bayek, and Gobir, and Adamu Mohammed."[3]

A flood along the River Benue in October 2012 resulted in a large increase in the population of venomous snakes in the Duguri District. A July 2013 report indicated that over 200 people in the district had died of snakebite. The General Hospital in Kaltungo, Gombe State is the nearest location for treatment of snakebite; "whoever is lucky to make it to Kaltungo is treated in only two days and then they return home."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State maps". Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b c Agbo, Catherine (2013-07-22). "Nigeria: Snakes Kill 200 in Bauchi". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11.