Kaltungo

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Kaltungo
LGA and town
Kaltungo is located in Nigeria
Kaltungo
Kaltungo
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 9°53′N 11°26′E / 9.883°N 11.433°E / 9.883; 11.433Coordinates: 9°53′N 11°26′E / 9.883°N 11.433°E / 9.883; 11.433
Country  Nigeria
State Gombe State
Headquarters Kaltungo
Government
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council Musa Buba
 • The Mai Kaltungo Saleh Muhammed
Area
 • Total 881 km2 (340 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 149,805
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 770
ISO 3166 code NG.GO.KA

Kaltungo is a Local Government Area of Gombe State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Kaltungo in the west of the area on the A345 highway at 9°48′51″N 11°18′32″E / 9.81417°N 11.30889°E / 9.81417; 11.30889.

It has an area of 881 km² and a population of 149,805 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 770.[1]

The General Hospital in Kaltungo served snakebite victims from Duguri District, Alkaleri LGA, Bauchi State, after a flood along the River Benue in October 2012 resulted in a large increase in the population of venomous snakes. A July 2013 report indicated that over 200 people in Duguri District had died of snakebite; "whoever is lucky to make it to Kaltungo is treated in only two days and then they return home."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ Agbo, Catherine (2013-07-22). "Nigeria: Snakes Kill 200 in Bauchi". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11.