Ondo City

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Ode Ondo
Ondo town
Ondo town
Ondo is located in Nigeria
Ondo shown within Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°05′20″N 4°47′57″E / 7.088923°N 4.7990935°E / 7.088923; 4.7990935
CountryFlag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
StateOndo State
Local governmentOndo West LGA, Ondo EastLGA
 • ObaAdesimbo Victor Kiladejo
 • Total358,430
 • Ethnicities
 • Religions
Christianity traditional African religions Islam

Ondo City is the second largest city in Ondo State, Nigeria. Ondo City is the trade center for the surrounding region. Yams, cassava, grain and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown, and is used to weave cloth called Aso Oke fabric. Ondo City is the largest producer of cocoa products in the region.[1]

The title of the king of the town, who reigns as a direct descendant of the fabled Emperor Oduduwa, is "Osemawe". The present reigning monarch is Dr. Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo, who was crowned in September 2006 following the death of the former king, Dr. Festus Ibidapo Adesanoye.[2]

Education institutions[edit]

The polytechnic was founded in 2017

  • John Bosco Institute of Technology, Ondo City
  • Adeyemi College of Education, Demonstration Secondary School.
  • Homaj international secondary school. Ondo Boys' High School, founded in 1919, is one of Africa's 50 oldest schools.[3] These are a few out of over two hundred public and private schools in the city.

Notable people of Ondo descent[edit]


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  4. ^ Gini Gorlinski, The 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time ISBN 978-1-61530-006-8, Publisher: Rosen Education Service (January 2010)
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  10. ^ Wiltz, Teresa (21 October 2007). "The Great Rap Hope". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 November 2009.

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