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Baruten is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 9°35′N 3°15′E / 9.583°N 3.250°E / 9.583; 3.250Coordinates: 9°35′N 3°15′E / 9.583°N 3.250°E / 9.583; 3.250
Country  Nigeria
State Kwara State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Baruten is a Local Government Area in Kwara State, Nigeria, sharing a long border with the Republic of Benin. Its headquarters are in the town of Kosubosu. It has an area of 9,749 km² and a population of 209,459 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 242.[1]

The Baruten LGA includes a part of the Borgu Game Reserve.[2]


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Kainji Lake National Park". United Nations Environment Programme: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2010-10-21.