Largest Local Government Areas in Adamawa State by land area

10 largest Local Government Areas by land area in Adamawa State of Nigeria are:

  1. Toungo
  2. Fufore
  3. Song
  4. Jada
  5. Hong
  6. Ganye
  7. Girie
  8. Demsa
  9. Mayo-Belwa
  10. Shelleng

LARGE. List of LGAs in Adamawa State by land area. From largest to smallest

LGAArea (Km²)
Toungo5,478
Fufore4,972
Song4,256
Jada2,794
Hong2,626
Ganye1,888
Girie1,848
Demsa1,825
Mayo-Belwa1,768
Shelleng1,359
Maiha1,273
Lamurde1,171
Gombi1,101
Michika967
Numan905
Mubi North903
Madagali821
Guyuk757
Yola North718
Mubi South414
Yola South113

SMALL. List of LGAs in Adamawa State by land area. From smallest to largest

LGAArea (Km²)
Yola South113
Mubi South414
Yola North718
Guyuk757
Madagali821
Mubi North903
Numan905
Michika967
Gombi1,101
Lamurde1,171
Maiha1,273
Shelleng1,359
Mayo-Belwa1,768
Demsa1,825
Girie1,848
Ganye1,888
Hong2,626
Jada2,794
Song4,256
Fufore4,972
Toungo5,478

Adamawa State was created on 27th August, 1991. It is located in the North Eastern part of the country. Prior to its creation in 1991, it was part of the North Eastern State from 1967 to February 1976 and Gongola State 1976 – 1991.

The State shares border with Gombe State to the North, and Borno State to the North East, while to the West it is bordered with Taraba State as well as the Republic of Cameroon to the East.

Adamawa State has a total area of 39,742.12 square kilometers. This is about 4.4 percent of the land area of Nigeria. The 2005 projected population of the State is 3,106,585, giving population density of 68 persons per square kilometer.
The State lies between 8O0 N and 11N and longitude 11.50 and 13.50 E. The State generally is characterized by many rivers; the major one is the River Benue whose source is from the highlands of the Cameroon and flows southwards to join the River Niger.