Year of Creation
October 1, 1996
Size of State
6,353 sq km
Other Major Town(s)
EfonAlaaye, Aramoko, Otun, Ijero, Ikere, Ido, and Oye-Ekiti
Major Ethnic Group(s)
Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October)
- Ekiti is among the richest in the variety and quality of its traditional arts, music, poetry and witty sayings.
- There are as many as fifty traditional festivals held annually in the state.
- The Ekitis are good wood carvers, blacksmiths, ornamental potters, mat weavers and basket makers.
- The state was carved out of the territory of old Ondo State
- Natural Resources: Timber, clay, cocoa, kola, coffee, oil palms and citrus
Ikogosi Warm Springs
The warm spring rolls down over a hilly landscape and form a confluence with a cold spring. The lush green vegetation boasts tall evergreen trees, forming a canopy under which visitors can relax. The facilities offer well-furnished chalets for tourists and rooms to host conferences and catering services.
- Olosunta Hills, Ikere-Ekiti
- Arinta Waterfall, Ipole-Iloro
- Fajuyi Memorial Park, Ado Ekiti
- Ero Dam, Ikun-Ekiti