Ogori/Magongo

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Ogori/Magongo
LGA
Ogori/Magongo is located in Nigeria
Ogori/Magongo
Ogori/Magongo
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°29′N 6°13′E / 7.483°N 6.217°E / 7.483; 6.217Coordinates: 7°29′N 6°13′E / 7.483°N 6.217°E / 7.483; 6.217
Country  Nigeria
State Kogi State
Area
 • Total 79 km2 (31 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 39,622
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 263
ISO 3166 code NG.KO.OM

Ogori-Magongo is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarter is in Akpafa. It was created from the old Okene Local Government Area for the Ogori and Magongo people. They occupy the land from Obehira Ebaba to Lampse up to Ososo in Edo state. An area of more than 79km (31sqm) A population of 39,622 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 263.[1]

There are two main towns in the LGA, Magongo and Ogori which form the name of the area. People of the area are renowned for their scholarship, hospitality and industry. Important festivals include the nationally acclaimed example of which is Owiya Osese festival is for Magongo held four weeks after Easter Sunday while Ovia Osese festival held annually a two weeks after Easter, They value their traditional culture and also believe God and adopts Christianity as the major religion with few Muslims around. Magongo is rule by Olu-Magongo of Magongo while Ogori is ruled by the Ologori of Ogori.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on November 26, 2012. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 


{ The Magongo dialect is OSAYEN & that of Ogori which is OKO dialect