|• Total||2,682 km2 (1,036 sq mi)|
|Population (2006 census)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
|3-digit postal code prefix||560|
|ISO 3166 code||NG.BY.SI|
Southern Ijaw is a Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Oporoma (or Osokoma) in the north of the area at . The area has a coastline of approximately 60 km on the Bight of Benin.
The people and their language are known as Izon.
The first democratically elected governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha (DSP) hailed from the area.
It has an area of 2,682 km² and a population of 319,413 at the 2006 census.
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