Last updated on September 13th, 2023 at 10:31 am
Anambra State sits on 4,887km² area, according to the Ministry of Lands, Survey, and Town Planning, making the “Light of the Nation” the second smallest state in Nigeria. It is also among the oil-producing states in Nigeria.
By geopolitical ranking, Anambra is the smallest state in the Southeast and one of the core Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria.
What are the Local Government Areas that makeup Anambra State?
There are 21 local government areas in Anambra State, and the Light of the Nation doesn’t exist in isolation.
Each of the 21 council areas in Anambra has land area that adds up to the 4,844km² land area of the state.
According to the Anambra State Ministry of Lands, Survey, and Town Planning, below is the list of all the local government areas in Anambra state and their land area plus the headquarters of the LGAs
When was Anambra created?
Anambra was created on August 27, 1991, alongside other states by the military regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. More can be found in the history of the Light of the Nation.
What is the biggest LGA in Anambra State?
Anambra West council area is the largest LGA in Anambra state with 613km² land area.
What is the smallest LGA in Anambra State?
Orumba South council area is the smallest local government area in Anambra state with an area of 24km².
What are top 5 biggest council areas in Anambra?
Anambra West, Aguata, Ogbaru, Anambra East, and Awka North are the biggest council areas in Anambra.
- Nigerian Stat (2010). “Map Of Anambra State Showing The 21 Local Government Areas”. nigerianstat.gov.ng