About Uvwie Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Uvwie local government area is one of the twenty-five LGAs situated in Delta state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Effurun and the LGA shares borders with Okpe, Udu, Ughievwen, Okere, and Itsekiri. Uvwie LGA is made up of a number of towns and villages which include Effurun, Ekpan, Ugbokodo, Jeddo, Ughoton, Opete, Enerhen, and Ugboroke. The current estimated population of Uvwie LGA is put at 279,408 inhabitants with the area primarily occupied by members of the Uvwie sub-division of the Urhobo ethnic group. The Uvwie dialect of the Urhobo language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Christianity is extensively practiced in the area. The Ovie of Effurun is one of the traditional rulers found in Uvwie LGA while the notable landmarks in the area include the Federal University of Petroleum Resources and the Petroleum Training Institute in Effurun.


Uvwie LGA has an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade and has a number of rivers and streams flowing within its territory. The LGA witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the total precipitation in the LGA put at an estimated 3170 mm of rainfall per annum.


Uvwie LGA has a vibrant trade sector and hosts a number of markets such as the Uvwie Modern market and the Effurun main market where a variety of commodities are bought and sold. The LGA is also blessed with abundant deposits of Crude oil and natural gas with the activities of oil mining and refining firms in the area contributing immensely to the economy of the area. Other important economic activities undertaken by the people of Uvwie LGA include fishing, farming, and wood carving.

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