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

Shelleng local government area is found in Adamawa state, North-east Nigeria. The LGA shares borders with the Guyuk and Girei LGA and is made up of a number of towns and villages such as Bodwai, Gundo, Jumbul, Shelleng, Timbu, Ketembere, Dunge, Boburo, and Tallum. Shelleng LGA has an estimated population of 190,671 inhabitants with the area populated by members of varying ethnic dimensions such as the Lala, kana, kuri, kiri, and the Bura. The Bura language is one of the spoken languages in Shelleng LGA while the religions of Christianity and Islam are commonly practiced in the area. Popular festivals celebrated in Shelleng LGA include the Mendamo festival while the notable landmarks in the area include the Kiri Dam and the Shelleng Cottage Hospital.


Shelleng LGA covers a total area of 1,359 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 32 degrees centigrade. The LGA lies along the Lake Chad Basin and has the Kiri and Gongola River flowing through its territory.


Animal rearing is an important economic activity in Shelleng LGA with domestic animals such as cows, goats, rams, and horses reared and sold in large quantities within the area. The LGA is also home to a vibrant trade sector with the LGA hosting several markets where a wide variety of commodities are bought and sold. Other economic activities undertaken by the people of Shelleng LGA include hunting, pottery and craftsmaking.  

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