Bayelsa is one of the six states that make up Nigeria's South-South geopolitical zone. It has interstate boundaries with Rivers State to the West and Northwest and Delta State to the East and Southeast. The Gulf of Guinea lies to its South. The capital is Yenagoa.
LANDMASS, LOCATION AND POPULATION
Bayelsa State covers an area of 21,108.4 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 4°45' North and longitude 6°05' East. It has a population of 1,704,515 (2006 census) 2,277,961 (2016 forecast) with a population density of 209. The accounts for 1.21% of Nigeria's total population.
HISTORY AND PEOPLE