Shendam Local Government is located in Shendam, which is almost 254 kilometres to the South east, and on the foothills of the Jos highlands. It is uniquely recognized as the lowland because of its geographical low attitude. It's humid weather can be equated to those of neighbouring area like Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The council has a total land area of 2,437 square kilometres and a population of217,170 persons, based on the 1991 National Census. The Local Government Area is divided inro four administrative districts of Shendam, Dorok, Derteng and Dokan Tofa with Angas and Monrol as the major languages. The major occupation of the people is farming, trading, ,craftwork like pottery and weaving, woodcarving blacksmithing, hunting and fishing.
These include Guinea Corn, Rice, Maize, Yam, Cassava, Beans, Sugar cane, Millet, Groundnur, Plantain, Bananas ete.
Clay, Feldspar, Granite, etc.
The area can boast of a reasonable presence of several tourism sites such as Npoll Lake, Jalbang Rocks, Lake Nroam, Shendam Dam etc.