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LGA and town
Country Nigeria
StatePlateau State
HeadquartersPankshin Town
 • Total588 sq mi (1,524 km2)
 • Total191,685
 • Density326/sq mi (125.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Pankshin is a Local Government Area in Plateau State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Pankshin.

It has an area of 1,524 km2 and a population of 191,685 at the 2006 census.

Pankshin is popularly known for its trade hub as most of the people are farmers growing a vast range of food crops such as millet, guinea corn, maize, tomatoes, rice, onions, cabbage, carrot and collections of fruits. Mondays in Pankshin is specifically for trading – buying and selling, hence the name "Monday market" as traders, merchants and people in the environs and as far as away as Bauchi come to buy and sell.

The postal code of the area is 933.[1]

Language and tribes[edit]

Situated amidst people with diverse cultures, Pankshin inhabitants speak a number of languages including Ngas, Mupun, Miship, Fier, Tal, Kadung, Pal and Bijim.[2]They are lovable people with high regard for people irrespective of colour, gender or tribe. Predominantly populated by Ngas. Other tribes are the Mupun, Miship, Fier, Tal, Kadung, Pal, and Bijim. The Hausas, Igbos, Yorubas and the Idomas are scarcely represented.


Pankshin inhabitants are mostly Christians with few Traditional Religionists, and few Muslims respectively. The predominantly populated church is the Church of Christ in Nations. Other churches include the Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical Church Winning All, Anglican church, Deeper Life Bible Church, Foursquare Gospel Church, Assemblies of God, The Redeemed Christian church of God, Living faith, Christ Apostolic Church, Christ Embassy etc.

Financial institutions[edit]

There are four banks currently in Pankshin: UBA opposite NCCF family house, Unity bank, Bank of Agriculture and Union bank of Nigeria. With the increase in number of students in the institutions, Pankshin will need more banks.


Pankshin is well known for its relatively cool temperatures. Pankshin's average annual temperature is 22 °C (72 °F) and the rainfall here averages 1,150 millimetres (45 in). The range of temperatures could be hottest between April to early June, while heavy rainfalls are between late June to mid-August. The coldest temperature can be felt in mid-November to late February, January being the coldest month.

Educational institutions[edit]

Pankshin accommodates two great institutions:

  • Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  • College of Health Technology, Pankshin


The serene atmosphere relishes a mild and topmost excitement in the air as you could see hills of varying heights, exquisite relaxation centres, dams, springs, rich plateaux, hotels, etc.


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ "Pankshin Local Government Area: About Pankshin".