Ondo City

Ode Ondo

Yaba Street, Ondo
Nickname(s): Ekimogun

Ondo shown within Nigeria

Coordinates: 7°05′20″N 4°47′57″E / 7.088923°N 4.7990935°E / 7.088923; 4.7990935
Country Nigeria
State Ondo State
Local government Ondo West LGA, Ondo EastLGA
  Executive Governor Olusegun Mimiko
Population (2006)
  Total 358,430
  Ethnicities Ondo
  Religions Christianity, traditional African religions, Islam
Climate Aw
Website ondostate.gov.ng

Ondo City is the second largest city in Ondo State, Nigeria.

Ondo City is the trade center for the surrounding region. Yams, cassava, grain, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown, and is used to weave cloth called Aso Oke fabric. Ondo City is the largest producer of cocoa products in the region.[1]

The title of the king of the town, who reigns as a direct descendant of the fabled Emperor Oduduwa, is "Osemawe". The serving incumbent is Dr. Victor Kiladejo, who was selected in September 2006 following the death of the former king, Dr. Festus Ibidapo Adesanoye.[2]

Education institutions

Notable natives and residents


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