Etsako West

About Etsako West Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Etsako west local government area is situated in Edo state and has its headquarters in the town of Auchi. Several towns and villages make up Etsako west LGA and these include Jattu, Agbede, Iyamoh, Jagbe, Awain, Auchi, Aviele, and Uzairue. The population of Etsako west LGA is estimated at 294,717 inhabitants with the area hosting members of different tribes which include the Agbede ethnic sub-division. The commonly spoken language in the area is the Afemai language while Islam and Christianity are the commonly practiced religions in the area. There are a number of festivals held in Etsako west LGA and these include the Ukpe and Ukphakpa festivals. Etsako west LGA has a number of notable traditional rulers such as the Otaru of Auchi. The notable landmarks in Etsako west LGA include the Federal Polytechnic Auchi and the Central Mosque in Auchi.


Etsako west LGA covers a total area of 964 square kilometres and witnesses two major seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons. The average temperature in the area is 28 degrees centigrade while the average humidity level of the LGA is 60 percent.


Farming is an important economic activity in Etsako west LGA with crops such as yam, plantain, and banana grown in the area. The area also has a booming trade sector with several markets such as the Eboreimen and Uchi markets found in the area.       


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