Ado Ekiti

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Ado Ekiti

Ado Ewi
Ado Ekiti Fajuyi park
Ado Ekiti Fajuyi park
Ado Ekiti is located in Nigeria
Ado Ekiti
Ado Ekiti
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°37′16″N 5°13′17″E / 7.62111°N 5.22139°E / 7.62111; 5.22139
CountryFlag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
StateEkiti State
Area
 • Total293 km2 (113 sq mi)
Elevation
455 m (1,493 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total424,340[1]
ClimateAw

Ado Ekiti is a city in southwest Nigeria, the state capital and headquarters of the Ekiti State. The population in 2006 was 308,621. The people of Ado Ekiti are mainly of the Ekiti sub-ethnic group of the Yoruba and Edo peoples.[citation needed] Edo-Ekiti or Ado-Ekiti (the Yorubas typically referred to a person of Edo origin as Ado which is why the generals and princes/kings from Benin Empire in Yoruba lands are called Prince/Oba Ado) as it is now known is often categorized under the Yoruba ethnic group as a result of acculturation over the last few centuries.[citation needed] Ado Ekiti City has a State owned University - the University of Ado Ekiti now Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti, a privately owned University - Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, a Polytechnic - the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Federal University Oye, FUOYE, Oye-Ekiti, privately owned polytechnic Crown polytechnic, Odo, Ado-Ekiti two local television and radio stations, Nigeria Television Authority Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State Television (BSES), Radio Ekiti, Progress FM Ado Ekiti. One private Radio Voice fm Various commercial enterprises operate in Ado Ekiti. The city is the trade centre for a farming region where yams, cassava, grain, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown for weaving.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2012-12-16.

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