Oriade

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Oriade
LGA
Oriade is located in Nigeria
Oriade
Oriade
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°35′N 4°52′E / 7.583°N 4.867°E / 7.583; 4.867Coordinates: 7°35′N 4°52′E / 7.583°N 4.867°E / 7.583; 4.867
Country  Nigeria
State Osun State
Government
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council Taiwo Fatiregun
Area
 • Total 465 km2 (180 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 148,617
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 233
ISO 3166 code NG.OS.OD

Oriade is a Local Government area in the northeastern part of Osun State. It is predominantly occupied by the Ijesa people. Its capital is Ijebu-Jesa (or Ijebu Ijesha) in the north of the area at7°41′00″N 4°49′00″E / 7.68333°N 4.81667°E / 7.68333; 4.81667.

It has an area of 465 km² and a population of 148,617 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 233.[1]

The area covers various cities and towns, including parts of Ilesa, Ijebu-Jesa, Ipetu-Ijesa, Erinmo, Erin-Ijesa, Iloko, Ijeda, Iwaraja, Erin-oke, Ikeji-Arakeji, Ikeji-Ile, Ira-Ikeji,Orisunbare,Iwoye, Owena, Dagbaja, Omo-Ijesa, Ilo-Ayegunle, Ere, Eti-Oni, Apoti, Ijinmo etc.

There are tourists sites such as Oluminrin Water Falls among others.

Women in towns like Ipetu Ijesa, Ikeji Ile, Ikeji-Arakeji work are mat weavers. This is derived from local long grass called "Eni" in the local dialect.

Olashore International School is located in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.