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LGA and town
Iseyin is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°58′N 3°36′E / 7.967°N 3.600°E / 7.967; 3.600
Country  Nigeria
State Oyo State
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council Yusuff Saheed Adejare
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Climate Aw

Iseyin is a city located in the Nigerian state of Oyo. It is approximately 100 kilometers north of Ibadan. The city was estimated to have a population of 236,000, per a United Nations 2005 estimate, which increased to 302,990 in 2011.[1] Iseyin is centrally located and accessible via road networks from Ibadan, Oyo, Abeokuta, and Ogbomoso. There are expanses of land which can be used for industrial, agricultural and institutional purposes in and around the city. The title of the monarch of Iseyin is "The Aseyin of Iseyin".


The city has a private Polytechnic named SAF Polytechnic,Iseyin, a Government Technical College and the Oyo state NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) permanent orientation camp. Iseyin also has an ultra modern private Digital Library named Raji Oke-Esa Memorial Library, the library was commissioned by the Nigeria former president, General (Rtd.) Olusegun Obasanjo .


The primary industry of the area is cotton-based textiles.[2] Iseyin is the fourth largest city in Oyo, after Ibadan, Ogbomoso and Oyo. Iseyin is also known as the home of Aso Òkè. Aso Òkè or Òfì is a popular traditional fabric mostly used for ceremonies amongst the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

Friesland Campina (Wamco) has a milk processing center in the city.


Tobacco is grown in Iseyin, amongst other food and cash crops,[2] it is as a result of this that a big tobacco company - British American Tobacco - has a "leave office" in the city.

Ikere Gorge dam[edit]

Ikere Gorge dam is located in the city, it was said to be the second largest dam when it was discovered alongside Kanji dam, during President Obasanjo's regime (Military).


  1. ^ National Population Commission of Nigeria (web)
  2. ^ a b "The Columbia Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2007-04-06. 

Coordinates: 7°58′N 3°36′E / 7.967°N 3.600°E / 7.967; 3.600