Osun state

Osun State Map - Local Government areas

  • Date Created August 27, 1991
  • Capital Osogbo
  • Governor Adegboyega Oyetola
  • Land Area 9,251 sq km (3,572 sq mi)
  • Population 3,416,959
  • GDP $7.28 billion


Iwo is a city located in Osun State, Nigeria. It is situated approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State. It is bordered by Oyo State to the north, Kwara State to the northeast, Ekiti State to the east, and Osun State to the south and west.

Iwo has a population of over 190,000 people, making it one of the major urban centers in Osun State.

The Iwo people, like other Yoruba groups, are said to have originated from Ile-Ife, the ancestral home of the Yoruba people. The city was formerly part of old Oyo State but later became one of the major townships in Osun State after the state's creation in 1991.


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