States

Ekiti

1 of 36 Nigerian States
The Fountain of Knowledge

Year of Creation

October 1, 1996

Size of State

6,353 sq km

Capital City

Ado-Ekiti

Other Major Town(s)

EfonAlaaye, Aramoko, Otun, Ijero, Ikere, Ido, and Oye-Ekiti

Major Ethnic Group(s)

Ekiti, Yoruba

 Language(s) Spoken

Yoruba

Climate

Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October)

State Website

http://ekitistate.gov.ng/




  • 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




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