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LGA and town
Motto: Unity is strength
Dekina is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°35′N 7°12′E / 7.583°N 7.200°E / 7.583; 7.200Coordinates: 7°35′N 7°12′E / 7.583°N 7.200°E / 7.583; 7.200
Country Nigeria
State Kogi State
 • Total 2,461 km2 (950 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 260,312
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 272
ISO 3166 code NG.KO.DE

Dekina is a local government area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Dekina on the A233 highway in the north of the area at7°41′41″N 7°01′20″E / 7.69472°N 7.02222°E / 7.69472; 7.02222.

The northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude passes through the southeast of the LGA.

It has an area of 2,461 km2 (950 sq mi) and a population of 260,312 at the 2006 census.

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


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. [permanent dead link]