Ughelli North

About Ughelli North Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Ughelli North LGA is found in Delta state, South- South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Ughelli and the LGA comprises of towns and villages such as Afiesere, Ododegho, Ofuoma, Agbarha, Owheru, Evwreni, Ogor, Agbarho, and Orogun. The estimated population of Ughelli North is put at 261, 840 inhabitants with the LGA primarily populated by members of the Urhobo ethnic group. The Urhobo language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religions of Christianity and traditionalism are extensively practiced in the area. The Ovie of Ughelli kingdom is the parmount traditional ruler in Ughelli North LGA while the Omanuku festival is among the prominent festivals celebrated in the area. Notable landmarks in Ughelli North LGA include the Mas Foundry works and the Bestway Super market.


Ughelli North LGA has an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade with the LGA sitting on a total area of 818 square kilometres. The LGA has a number of rivers and streams flowing within its territory while the total precipitation in the area is put at 2950 mm of rainfall per annum.


Trade is an important economic activity in Ughelli North LGA with the area hosting a number of markets such as the Ekuigbo and the Ughelli Ogor modern markets. Substantially large amounts of crude oil and natural gas are also found in Ughelli North LGA with the area hosting a number of local and international oil mining firms. Other important economic activities that take place in Ughelli North LGA include fishing, farming, and crafts making.


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