Okpe Local Government is a territory that used to be part of the original Okpe Kingdom. It is made up of essentially of lowland – arable forests and vegetation upland with swampy and mangrove forests inland. It shares boundaries with Oghara, Mosogar, Idjerhe, Agbarho, Agbon, Ughievwe and Uvwie communities.
The Okpe Kingdom is the largest of the twenty-three Urhobo speaking territories and has a territory of about 500 square kilometers. Its people are said to be descendants of four brothers whose ancestor migrated from the Benin Kingdom. Together, the brothers form the four ruling houses namely Orhue, Orhoro, Evbreke and Esezi. Today, the okpe kingdom is divided into Okpe and Sapele Local Governments.
Okpe Local Government has its headquarters at Orerokpe, with a population of 128,398 people whose primary occupations include commercial farming, fishing, hunting, trading and gas exploration.