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Yenagoa is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°02′N 6°20′E / 5.033°N 6.333°E / 5.033; 6.333Coordinates: 5°02′N 6°20′E / 5.033°N 6.333°E / 5.033; 6.333
Country  Nigeria
State Bayelsa State
Headquarters Yenagoa
 • Total 1,698 km2 (656 sq mi)
Population (2006 census352,285)
 • Total 352,285
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 561
ISO 3166 code NG.BY.YE
Climate Am

Yenagoa is a Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Yenagoa (the State capital) in the south of the area at 4°55′29″N 6°15′51″E / 4.92472°N 6.26417°E / 4.92472; 6.26417.

The LGA has an area of 706 km² and a population of 352,285 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 561.[1]

The Ijaw form the majority of the state. English is the official language, but Epie-Atissa language is one of the local language spoken in Yenagoa others such as Ekpetiama, Gbarian, Buseni and Zarama are Ijaw dialect in Yenagoa LGA.[citation needed]

Since attaining the status of the state's capital in 1996, construction and other activities have accelerated appreciably. Yenagoa's population is estimated at about 266,008 people.[citation needed] It is the home of the Bayelsa United FC, a premier league football club.


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