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LGA and town
Takum is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°15′N 9°59′E / 7.250°N 9.983°E / 7.250; 9.983Coordinates: 7°15′N 9°59′E / 7.250°N 9.983°E / 7.250; 9.983
Country  Nigeria
State Taraba State
 • Type Local Government
 • Total 2,503 km2 (966 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 135,349
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 671
ISO 3166 code NG.TA.TA

Takum is a Local Government Area in Taraba State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Takum, it is created out of Wukari local government, at7°16′00″N 9°59′00″E / 7.26667°N 9.98333°E / 7.26667; 9.98333. Takum borders the Republic of Cameroon in the south, Ussa Local Government to the west, Donga Local government to the north, District within Takum are Abuja, kwambai, jenuwa, Rogo, Dutse, Tikari, Kashimbila, Bete, Chanchanji, Bika.

The ethnic tribes in Takum are Jukun, kuteb, Chamba, Ichen, Hausa, Tiv

It has an area of 2,503 km² and a population of 135,349 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 671.[1]


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.