Yenagoa is a Local Government Area and capital city of Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria. It is located at the southern part of the country at coordinates 4°55′29″N 6°15′51″E.
The LGA has an area of 706 km² and a population of 352,285 at the 2006 census.
The postal code of the area is 561.
The Ijaw form the majority of the state. English is the official language, but Epie-Atissa language is one of the local languages spoken in Yenagoa others such as Ekpetiama, Gbarian, Buseni and Zarama are Ijaw dialect in Yenagoa LGA.
It is the home of the Bayelsa United FC, a premier league football club. Bayelsa Airport (Bayelsa Cargo Airport) is an airport located in the Bayelsa State capital of Yenagoa, southern Nigeria. Yenagoa Bayelsa Airport received its first aircraft arrival on February 14th, 2019.
It also the home of Bayelsa United, and Bayelsa Queens. The two football club won the 2021 Aiteo Cup for men and women respectively.The match that took place at
the new Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Bayelsa United defeated Nasarawa United 4-3 on penalties after the regular period and added time had ended 2-2.