|• Land||152 sq mi (394 km2)|
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Ikorodu is a city and Local Government Area in Lagos State, Nigeria. Located along the Lagos Lagoon, it shares a boundary with Ogun State. As of the 2006 Census Ikorodu had an enumerated population of 535,619.
Ikorodu was founded by Yorubas who settled in the area. The name Ikorodu is a form of Oko Odu, which means "odu (an edible herb) farm." During the 19th century Ikorodu was an important trading post for the Remo kingdom, it achieved this by being situated along the trade route between Lagos and Ibadan.
In August 2007, floods killed six people in Ikorodu and forced the evacuation of more.
Since its founding Ikorodu has been ruled by the Rademo and Lasunwon royal families. Following is the list of Obas of Ikorodu:
- Lugbekan (Lasunwon)
- Dotelu (Lasunwon)
- Kaalu (Lasunwon)
- Oguntade I (Rademo)
- Petu (Rademo)
- Kuyinu (Rademo)
- Ireshe (Lasunwon)
- Idowu Alagbo (Rademo)
- Odesanya (Lasunwon)
- Orelaja (Rademo)
- Ogunlaru (Lasunwon)
- Aina Odubote (Rademo)
- Odunjumo Araba (Lasunwon)
- Tundie (Lasunwon)
- Ajayi Owujebe (Lasunwon)
- Adenaike Alagbe (Lasunwon)
- Samuel O. Ladega (Lasunwon)
- Salawu Oyefusi, incumbent (Rademo)
- Government College Ikorodu
- Ipakodo Grammar school
- Shams-el Deen Grammar School
- Ikorodu High School
- Seatos Schools, Ikorodu
- Government Technical College
- Oriwu Senior model college
- Civil Service Model College Igbogbo
- United High School and many more.
- Private basic and secondary established schools are numerous in Ikorodu and its environs
- Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu was founded in 1977
- Caleb University Imota, Ikorodu (A private own University)
- Lagos State University, Ikorodu Study Centre
- Winners' Chapel Ikorodu, Faith Avenue, Ikorodu
- Oreyo senior grammar school.
- elepe senior high school
- Yewa Grammar School Aga Ikorodu
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