Etung is a Local Government Area in Cross River state, Nigeria. Etung was carved out from the former Ikom Local Government Area in 1996. It has it's capital/headquarters in Effraya town. Etung LGA shares an international boundary with the Republic of Cameroon to the East, Ikom Local Government to the north, in the south by Obubra and Akamkpa local Government Areas. In addition, Etung has 16 clans and over 300 villages. The people of Etung Local Government Area speak the Etung dialect of the Ejagham Language.
The Etung people like most other groups in Cross River State are said to be of the Bantu race, who are believed to have migrated from Central Africa to their present abode. Christianity is predominant in Etung Local Government Area because of the influence of early missionaries. Generally, the people cherish their culture and revere their ancestors. The rich culture heritage of the people of Etung is well known. They use Dundun drums, wooden gongs at festivals and annual traditional yam festivals.