Bokkos

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Bokkos
LGA and town
Bokkos is located in Nigeria
Bokkos
Bokkos
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 9°15′N 8°53′E / 9.250°N 8.883°E / 9.250; 8.883Coordinates: 9°15′N 8°53′E / 9.250°N 8.883°E / 9.250; 8.883
Country Nigeria
StatePlateau State
HeadquartersBokkos Town
Area
 • Total1,682 km2 (649 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total178,454
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
932
ISO 3166 codeNG.PL.BO

Bokkos is a Local Government Area in Plateau State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Bokkos at 9°18′00″N 9°00′00″E / 9.30000°N 9.00000°E / 9.30000; 9.00000.

It has an area of 1,682 km2 and a population of 178,454 at the 2006 census. Ron languages are the indigenous languages spoken in Bokkos.[1]

Butura dancers during the Nawhai Festival in Bokkos.

The postal code of the area is 932.[2]

The Plateau State University is located in Bokkos, was suspended in 2007 and reopened in 2012.

[3]The institution has received accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC)[4] Bokkos Local Government major tribes are Ron, Kulere and Mushere.

Bokkos Local Government has eight districts which are Bokkos, Mushere, Daffo, Sha, Manguna, Richard, Toff, and Kamwai. There are 20 electoral wards in Bokkos.

The Paramount ruler of Bokkos is called saf Ron/Kulere. He is the Chairman of the Bokkos traditional council.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from Bokkos include:-

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blench, Roger M. 2003. Why reconstructing comparative Ron is so problematic. In Wolff, Ekkehard (ed.), Topics in Chadic linguistics: papers from the 1st biennial international colloquium on the Chadic language family (Leipzig, July 5-8, 2001), 21-42. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  3. ^ Varsity Closure: Govt Opens Talks With Unijos[permanent dead link] This Day online, 09.14.2007
  4. ^ "17 Plateau State University Courses Accredited By NUC". web.archive.org. 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2020-09-05.