Oyo State

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Oyo State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria.[1] It is located in south-west part of Nigeria and its capital is Ibadan, the largest city in Nigeria.[2]

Oyo State
Flag of Ọyọ State
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Location of Ọyọ State in Nigeria
Location of Ọyọ State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 8°00′N 4°00′E / 8.000°N 4.000°E / 8.000; 4.000Coordinates: 8°00′N 4°00′E / 8.000°N 4.000°E / 8.000; 4.000[4]
Country Nigeria
Date created3 February 1976
CapitalIbadan
Government
 • Governor[5]Oluwaseyi Makinde (PDP)
 • Deputy GovernorRauf Olaniyan
 • Senators
 • RepresentativesList
Area
 • Total28,454 km2 (10,986 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)[6]
 • Total5,580,894[3]
GDP
 • Year2007
 • Total$29.8 billion[7]
 • Per capita$2,666[7]
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
postal code
200001
ISO 3166 codeNG-OY
HDI (2018)0.626[8]
medium · 11th of 37
Websitewww.oyostate.gov.ng

History[change | change source]

It was created from Western States and included Osun State, which later splitted in 1991.

References[change | change source]

  1. Population by State and Sex. population.gov.ng
  2. Magazine, African Business (2015-07-21). "Could Ibadan be Nigeria's next top city?". African Business Magazine. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  3. "2006 PHC Priority Tables – NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION". population.gov.ng. Archived from the original on 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  4. The Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage by Susan Altman , Chapter O, page 183
  5. See List of Governors of Oyo State for a list of prior governors
  6. [1] State overview
  7. 7.0 7.1 "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)". Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
  8. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.