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

Orhionmwon local government area is situated in Edo state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Abudu and the LGA is made up of several towns and villages such as Evbodogun, Agesa, Iyoba, Urhomehe, Urhobuoma, Evbodamwen, Ehumivin, Oligie, and Ogbahu. The current estimated population of Orhionmwon LGA is put at 317,889 inhabitants with the area predominantly inhabited by members of the Ika and the Igbanke ethnic groups. The Ika language is commonly spoken in Orhionmwon LGA while the religions of Christianity, Islam and traditionalism are practiced in the area.Orhionmwon LGA falls within the Edo South Senatorial district and the LGA hosts a number of colourful festivals such as the New Yam and the Igue festivals.


Orhionmwon LGA occupies a total area of 2,382 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 28 degrees centigrade. The LGA has the Orhionmwon River flowing through its territory with the area also hosting expansive forest reserves. The average wind speed in Orhionmwon LGA is put at 11 km/h.


Orhionmwon LGA hosts a vibrant agricultural sector with the area known for the cultivation of several crops such as plantain, yam, cassava and maize. The LGA also has a booming trade sector with the area hosting several markets which attract thousands of buyers and sellers of diverse commodities. Other important economic activities engaged in by the people of Orhionmwon LGA include animal rearing, food processing, and lumbering.

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