List Of Towns and Villages In Benue State: Agila Atonkon Igumale Ulayi Agatu Ochekwu Mbaawa Mbabai Mbagwen Mbasaan Uyiev Ingohov Njiriv Raav Yonov Mbakpa Mbavaa Shan Gevtie Ikurav Ya Nanev Shangev Ya Turan Gaambe Tiev Gaambe Ya Kpav Kyuran Tev Mbaterem Ngenev Tongov Torov Ucha Ugondo Makurdi (Rural) Igede Adoka Akpa Oglewu Onyan-Gede Otukpo (Rural) …
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In the 2006 census, Benue State‘s population was estimated to be 4,253,641 people, making it one of Nigeria’s North Central states. The state was one of the seven that were established in 1976.The Benue River, Nigeria’s second-largest river, is where the state gets its name. The state shares international boundaries with Cameroon to the south-east, Nasarawa State to the north, Taraba State to the east, Kogi State to the west, Enugu State to the south-west, Ebonyi and Cross-Rivers States to the south. The Tiv, Idoma, and Igede make up the majority of the population. Etulo, Igbo, Jukun peoples, and other minor ethnic groups are present in Benue. Makurdi is its capital. Oranges, mangoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, soy beans, guinea corn, flax, yams, sesame, rice, groundnuts, and palm trees are among the commonly produced crops in Benue.
The administrative unit that was separated from the protectorate of northern Nigeria at the start of the 20th century is what remains of Benue State today. Until 1918, the region was known as Munshi Province; then, the name of its most prominent physical feature, the “Benue River,” was chosen.
In 1976, Igala and a portion of Kwara State, together with the previous Benue-Plateau State, were combined to form Benue State, which bears the name of the Benue River. In 1991, portions of Kwara State and some of Benue State (primarily the Igala-speaking region) were divided off to form the new Kogi State. The Igbo people live in the bordering local government areas like as Obi, Oju, etc. North of the Niger River, it is known as the “Heartbeat of the Middle Belt” and the “Entertainment Capital of the Middle Belt.” The traditional and administrative center of the Idoma people, Otukpo, is also known as the Lion’s Heart and the Land of the Brave.