Boki (/bɒki/Boki languageBokyi) is a Local Government Area in the Cross River State of Nigeria. It was created on 28 August 1991, and its capital is Boje. The region has a contiguous border with the Republic of Cameroon and is known internationally as a commercial centre for agricultural commodities such as cocoacoffeetimber, and palm products.
The origin of its name comes from the native tribe (Boki people) with the same that resides in the area. The term originates from the word Bokyi, which is the name of the tribe in the Boki language although it is also referred to as Nki.
Boki is a landlocked Local Government Area of Nigeria (LGA) bounded by the Republic of Cameroon to the east as well as five other Cross River State LGA's: Obudu and Obanliku in the north, Ikom and Ogoja in the West, and Etung to the south.
The region is considered to have some of the most rugged terrain in Nigeria, for it is almost completely covered by the Cross River Rainforest (one of the last remaining in the country) and the Afi mountain range (60% of which is inaccessible to vehicles throughout the year).
LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE BOKI PEOPLE:
The Boki people are found within the upper Cross River region, occupying the tinge of equatorial rain forest area, which lies between Takamanda National Park of Cameroun and the East of Cross River National Park, Okwangwo Division in Nigeria.
Boki is bounded to the northwest by Ogoja and Bekwarra Local Government Areas; to the northeast by Obudu and Obanliku and to the south by Ikom and Etung Local Government Areas respectively.
The location of Boki is very unique, from the north to the south, Boki area covers an average of hundred kilometers, with a block of hilly rainforest zone, which stretches north-east from around the Bansara boundary with Ntamante down to Ogoja, then eastwards to the boundary between Obudu and Irruan, forming the northern limit of the forest in the area. On the east, there is the Boshi-Balegate mountain, and series of rivers, which includes; ‘Afi’ river, ‘Okoon’ River, ‘Afriek’ river, etc. flowing southwards to the Cross River.
Boki Local Government Area is one of the eighteen local governments of Cross River State, The population of the Boki people, according to the 2006 census figure, is one hundred and eighty-six thousand, six hundred and eleven (186,611). Boki has two State constituencies, Boki 1 and Boki 2, at the State Assembly and eleven political wards, and 108 communities which are;
BOKI 1 STATE CONSTITUENCY (EASTERN BOKI)

(1) ABO WARD:
i. Bashua
ii. Ogbagante
iii. Biajua
iv. Ebam
v. Emeh
vi. Mkpang
vii. Obisu
viii. Bonabe
ix. Bashu
x. Abontakon
xi. Ayimekpang
xii. Ochor
xiii. Orimekpang
xiv. Abonorok
xv. Danare
(2) BOJE WARD:
i. Ebok
ii. Kanyang 1 & 2
iii. Katabang
iv. Buanchor
v. Kashie
vi. Enyi
vii. Kache
viii. Asuben
ix. Ebranta
x. Iso-bendeghe
xi. Buchu
xii. Bansan
xiii. Alike
xiv. Arrangha
xv. Onicha-farm
xvi. Kaku-Nsadop
xvii. Kejip
(3) BUENTSEBE WARD:
i. Wula 1 & 2
ii. Olum
iii. Bokalum
iv. Bamba
v. Bubong
vi. Okwangwo
vii. Okwa 1 & 2
(4) ALANKWU WARD:
i. Okwabang 1 & 2
ii. Bakum
iii. Bateriko 1 & 2
iv. Butatong
v. Ashishie
(5) BEEBO / BUMAJI WARD:
i. Kakwe
ii. Owambe
iii. Abija
iv. Bejomfua
v. Ukampo
vi. Otanchi
vii. Bambariko
viii. Bajiki
ix. Bunfua
x. Bakuruku
xi. Ochakwai
xii. Ogwefor
xiii. Bakie
xiv. Buabri
BOKI 2 STATE CONSTITUENCY (WESTERN BOKI)
 (6) BUDA WARD:
i. Katchuan
ii. Kakwagom
iii. Bitiah
iv. Nkanyia
v. Kakubok
(7) BUNYIA/OKUBUCHI WARD:
i. Bunyia
ii. Bankpor
iii. Bekpor
iv. Ndimachang
v. Esekwe
vi. Okubuchi
vii. Akatom
viii. Kabiasun
ix. Ogbudu
(8) EKPASHI WARD:
i. Agba
ii. Batang
iii. Nkim-Osokom
iv. Ntamante
(9) KAKWAGOM/BAWOP WARD:
i. Obutang
ii. Ekumba
iii. Ashang
iv. Akagbe
v. Russia
vi. Dishishua
vii. Effigbo
viii. Bawop
ix. Effiayong
x. Orunghe
xi. Mkpat
xii. Begbo
(10)  OGEP/OSOKOM WARD:
i. Bansan
ii. Obubra
iii. Duala
iv. Arongba
v. Ogep
vi. Eshekede
vii. Okundi
viii. Panyia
ix. Ayibinkang
x. Nfon
xi. Eshi Agurugbe
(11) OKU/BORUM/NJUA WARD:
i. Oku
ii. Borum
iii. Njua-Bano

iv. Njua-Kaku

The district has many settlements including:The area is also prone to mudslides due to frequent high levels of rainfall. In July 2014, mudslides swept away bridges which isolated many communities including the region's capitol, Boje.

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  1. The communites are not complete.

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