Bassa, Kogi State

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Bassa is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°54′N 7°03′E / 7.900°N 7.050°E / 7.900; 7.050Coordinates: 7°54′N 7°03′E / 7.900°N 7.050°E / 7.900; 7.050
Country  Nigeria
State Kogi State
Headquarters Oguma
 • Total 1,925 km2 (743 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 139,993
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 272
ISO 3166 code NG.KO.BA

Bassa is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its northern border is the Benue River and its western border is the Niger River. Its headquarters are in the town of Oguma.

It has an area of 1,925 km² and a population of 139,993 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 272.[1]

Bassa Local Government Kogi State, Bassa has three major tribes. The Bassa-komo, Bassa-nge and Egbira koto . The Bassa-komo has the highest population followed by Bassa-nge and Egbira koto. The traditional title holder of The Bassa-komos is the "AGUMA" of Bassa who is a 1st class chief, The "Etsu" of Bassan-nge as a 2nd class chief and the "OHIOGBA" of Mozum is the traditional chief of the Egbiras koto as the 3rd class chief.

The traditional title holder of the Bassa Nge is the Etsu Bassa Nge.


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.