Esan Central

About Esan Central Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Esan Central LGA is located in Edo state, Southsouth Nigeria with the headquarters of the LGA domiciled in the townof Irrua. Towns and villages that make up Esan Central LGA include Ibore, Ibhiolulu, Aguda, Ikekato, Uzebu, Ewu, Ihenwen, Opoji, and Ugbegun. The population of Esan Central LGA is estimated at 284,703 inhabitants with the majority of the area’s populace being members of the Esan ethnic sub-division. The Esan dialect is widely spoken in Esan Central LGA with Christianity as the area’s most practiced religion. Popular festivals held in Esan Central LGA include the Ihuan festival.


Esan Central LGA falls within the Tropical climate zone and witnesses two major seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons. The average temperature of Esan Central is 28 degrees centigrade while the humidity of the area averages 69 percent.


Farming is an important economic activity in Esan Central LGA with the area known for the cultivation of a number of crops such as Avocado pear, Okro, potato, banana, sugarcane and rubber. Esan Central LGA also hosts a number of markets such as the Irrua main market  where the area’s inhabitants go to buy and sell a variety of commodities.           

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