Bassa is a Local Government Area in the north of Plateau State, Nigeria, bordering Kaduna and Bauchi States. Its headquarters are in the town of Bassa at 9°56′00″N 8°44′00″E.
It has an area of 1,743 km² and a population of 186,859 at the 2006 census.
The postal code of the area is 930.
Languages spoken in Bassa are Irigwe, Amo, Rukuba, Buji, Chawe, Jere, Gusu, Kurama, Limoro, Tariya, Sanga, Janji, Duguza & Chokobo.