November 30, 2021

Balanga LGA

BALANGA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Balanga local government area is located in Gombe state which is found in the Northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The LGA has its headquarters in the town of Tallase and shares borders with Adamawa state. The towns and villages that make up Balanga LGA are Bambam, Balanga, Tallase, Nyuwar, Kulani, Gelengu, Kwarge Bassa, and Bangu. The population of Balanga LGA is estimated at 176,944 inhabitants with the vast majority being members of the Hausa and the Waja tribes with the Hausa and Waja languages spoken extensively in the area. Islam is the commonly practiced religion in Balanga LGA with a number of popular festivals held in the area such as the Dadiya cultural festival and the Balanga Bird festival.

GEOGRAPHY OF BALANGA

Balanga LGA covers a total area of 1626 square kilometres with the average temperature of the area put at 35 degrees centigrade. The average humidity of Balanga LGA is at 17 percent while wind speed in the area averages 4 km/h.

ECONOMY OF BALANGA

Agriculture is the economic mainstay of the people of Balanga LGA with crops such as tomatoes, Sorghum, maize, beans, and groundnut grown in the area. Balanga LGA has a number of mineral deposits such as Bentonite, limestone, granite, and topaz. Balanga LGA is also home to the economically important Balanga Dam.

Market Days

  • MONDAY: Bambam
  • TUESDAY: Balanga
  • WEDNESDAY:Degro, D/Waja & Cham
  • THURSDAY: Jessu, Nyuwar, Kulani & Gelengu
  • FRIDAY: Talasse, Kwarge Bassa
  • SATURDAY: Sikam, Kuture
  • SUNDAY: Bangu

Agro Raw Materials

  • Tomatoes
  • Sorghum
  • Maize
  • Millet
  • Beans
  • Groundnut
  • Cotton
  • Livestock
  • Fishery
  • Gum Arabic
  • Bentonite
  • Limestone
  • Granite
  • Tale
  • Tourmaline
  • Topaz
  • Bog Iron
  • Calcite
  • Basalt
  • Agate
  • Amethyst
  • Mica
  • Coal
  • Vermiculite