Isiala Mbano

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Isiala Mbano LGA
Nickname(s): Eze-Nna
Country  Nigeria
State Imo State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Isiala Mbano is a Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Umuelemai. It has an area of 166 square km and a population of 198,736 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 471.

The area was carved out from the former Mbano Local Government Area during the creation of additional local governments in September 1989, with its headquarters situated at Umuelemai, a border town along Anara - Umuahia Federal Road is made up of 3 clans namely, Osu, Ugri and Mbama. The local government is predominantly inhabited by Christians who practice subsistence farming under local government agencies policy.

Geographical location[edit]

Isiala Mbano is located north-east of Imo State capital, Owerri. It is traversed by Owerri/Okigwe / Anara/Umuahia and Okigwe/Umuahia high ways. It is bounded on the north by Onuimo L.G.A. and some parts of Nwangele L.G.A, on the East by Ehime Mbano L.G.A. and on the south by Ikeduru and Mbaitolu L.G.As respectively. It occupies a geographical land mass of 148 sq. Kilometers. It has provisional census figure of 198,736 as at 2006 census.

Isiala Mbano Local Government Area has 28 Autonomous communities, namely:- Osuama, Ezihe, Anara, Osu Owerre, Umuduru, Ikwuano, Ezumoha, Isiama, Umunchi Umuelemai Luwenneiri, Nneato-Nweafor Dikenaofeiyi Ugin-nna, Obolio, Amaukwu-obollo, Ogbor, Umuozu, Ibeme, ibeme-Amaise, Umuneke, Oka, Umunkwo, Amaraku, Amato-Amaraku, Aku-Amaraku, Amauzari, Ekwedim, and Umuenyi.

Traditional rulers[edit]

There are 21 recognized traditional rulers in Isiala Mbano L.G.A. one of which is his royal highness eze Ebere Nwemeh.

Development areas[edit]

Isiala Mbano has 4 Development Areas, namely, Ugiri, Ugiri-South, Osuama/Anara and Mbama Development Areas, the Local Government belongs to the rain forest zone with undulating topography which predisposes it to erosion menace.