Oyo (state)

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Basic data
Capital : Ibadan
founded: 3rd February 1976
Governor : Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi
ISO 3166-2 : NG-OY
Area : 28,454 km²
Rank in Nigeria: 14th
Residents : 7,840,900 (2016)
Population density : 276 inhabitants / km² (2016)
Rank in Nigeria: 4th
Location of Oyo in Nigeria

Oyo is a federal state of the West African country Nigeria with the capital Ibadan , which is also the largest city in the state with 3,565,810 inhabitants (2005).


The state is located in the west of the country and is bordered by the state of Kwara to the north, the state of Ogun to the south, Benin to the west and the state of Osun to the east .


The state was formed on February 3, 1976 from part of the former state "Western". The first governor was David Medayese Jembibewon between March 1976 and July 1978. The current governor has been Adebayo Alao-Akala since 2006 .

List of governors and administrators


The state is divided into 33 Local Government Areas . These are: Afijio, Akinyele, Atiba, Atisbo, Egbeda, Ibadan North, Ibadan North-East, Ibadan North-West, Ibadan South-East, Ibadan South-West, Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, Ibarapa North, Ido, Irepo, Iseyin , Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Kajola, Lagelu, Ogbomosho North, Ogbomosho South, Ogo-Oluwa, Olorunsogo, Oluyole, Ona-Ara, Orelope, Ori-Ire, Oyo, Oyo East, Saki East, Saki West and Surulere.


The main industry is agriculture . The climatic conditions allow the cultivation of grain , corn , yams , cassava , millet , rice , bananas , cocoa and so on. Animal husbandry and milk production as well as the extraction of natural resources are also important . There are clay , kaolin and aquamarine mined.

National parks