Uvwie is a local government area in Delta State with administrative headquarters in the town of Effurun. Uvwie local government area falls under the central senatorial district of Delta State otherwise known as Delta Central Senatorial District alongside Ethiope East, Ethiope West, Udu, Sapele, Okpe, Ughelli North and Ughelli South local government areas.Uvwie local government area also forms a federal constituency alongside Ughelli North and Ughelli South local government areas.
With an area of 95.0 km², Uvwie local government area is the smallest local government by area in Delta State.
Uvwie local government area is bounded to the north by Okpe local government area, to the east by Ughelli North local government area, to the south by Ughelli South and Udu local government areas, and to the west by Warri South local government area.
Uvwie local government area is also an Urhobo kingdom, with the name also used to identify the people and their language.
The History Of Uvwie
The Government Of Uvwie
The Uvwie local government council is in charge of public administration in Uvwie local government area. The council is led by a chairman who is the executive head of the local government.
The Uvwie legislative council make laws governing Uvwie local government area. It consists of 10 Councillors representing the 10 wards of the local government area.
Wards In Uvwie
There are 10 wards in Uvwie local government area of Delta State. The 10 wards in Uvwie local government area are:
- Army Barracks Area
- Effurun i
- Effurun ii
- Ekpan i
- Ekpan ii
- Enerhen i
- Enerhen ii
The Population Of Uvwie
The widely disputed result of the 2006 national population census put the population of Uvwie local government area at 188,728, with 93,999 males and 94,729 females.