Owan west local government area is in Edo state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Sabongida Ora and the LGA is made up of several towns and villages which include Iuleha, Ora, Ozalla, Aropo, Avbiosi, Iloje, Okpuje, and Okegboro. The Owan west LGA has an estimated population of 179,081 inhabitants with the area predominantly occupied by members of the Owan and Afemai ethnic affiliations. The Owan language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religions of Christianity and Islam are widely practiced in the LGA. Prominent traditional rulers in Owan west LGA include the Oje of Ora and the Onotare of Ozalla while notable festivals held in the LGA include the Ivamen festival.
Owan west LGA covers a total area of 732 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 28 degrees centigrade. The LGA experiences two major seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the dry seasons usually falling between the months of October to March while the rainy seasons usually fall between the months of April to September.
Owan west LGA has a rich agricultural heritage with crops such as yam, maize, cassava, and plantain grown in the area. Trade also flourishes in Owan west LGA with the area hosting several markets which provide the platforms for the exchange of a variety of goods and services. Other important economic activities undertaken by the people of Owan west include wood carving, blacksmithing, and hunting.
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