Wukari

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Wukari

Ukari

Waka
LGA and Town
Nickname(s): 
Croc Town
Wukari is located in Nigeria
Wukari
Wukari
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°51′N 9°47′E / 7.850°N 9.783°E / 7.850; 9.783Coordinates: 7°51′N 9°47′E / 7.850°N 9.783°E / 7.850; 9.783
Country Nigeria
StateTaraba State
LGAWukari
Government
 • TypeDemocracy
 • Chairman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilAdi Daniel[1]
Area
 • Total4,308 km2 (1,663 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total241,546
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
670
ISO 3166 codeNG.TA.WU
ClimateAw

Wukari is a Local Government Area in Taraba State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Wukari on the A4 highway. The Donga River flows through the area and the Benue River forms a boundary with Nasarawa State to the northwest. It has an area of 4,308 km2 and a population of 241,546 at the 2006 census.[citation needed] The postal code of the area is 670.[2]

Wukari town[edit]

The town is the base of the Wukari Federation, a traditional state. It is the home to Jukun and Tiv peoples, two major ethnic group in West Africa. The local languages are Jukun (Wapan, Jibu, Nyifon) and Tiv.[3]

Education[edit]

Tertiary education[edit]

The town has tertiary institutions such as:

List of secondary schools in Wukari LGA[edit]

  1. Adigrace College, Byepyi
  2. Government Day Secondary School
  3. Mater Dei Nursery and Primary School

Excel model secondary school Federal government college

References[edit]

  1. ^ admin. "Local Govt. Chairmen". TARABA STATE GOVERNMENT. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.
  4. ^ "Private Universities". National Universities Commission. Retrieved 30 December 2018.