Sagamu

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Remo
Total population
~ 1,132,270 (2011)
Regions with significant populations
Ogun State - 512,750
 · Remo North: 70,470
 · Ikenne: 140,490
 · Shagamu: 301,790 Lagos State - 619,520
 · Ikorodu: 619,520
Religion
Christianity · Islam · Yoruba religion
Sagamu

Offin
LGA
Sagamu is located in Nigeria
Sagamu
Sagamu
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°50′N 3°39′E / 6.833°N 3.650°E / 6.833; 3.650Coordinates: 6°50′N 3°39′E / 6.833°N 3.650°E / 6.833; 3.650
Country Nigeria
StateOgun State
LGA(s)Sagamu
Government
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilKafaru Femi Felix[1]
Area
 • Total614 km2 (237 sq mi)
Population
(2006 census)
 • Total253,412
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
121[2]
ISO 3166 codeNG.OG.SH

Sagamu or Ishagamu is a city located in Ogun State, near the Ibu River in south-western Nigeria .

The Sagamu region is underlain by major deposits of limestone, which is used in the city's major industry, the production of cement. Agricultural products of the region include cocoa and kola nuts. Sagamu is the largest kola nut collecting center in the country. The kola nut industry supports several secondary industries such as basket and rope manufacturing, which are used to store the kola nuts.

Sagamu is a part of the Yoruba cultural region of south-western Nigeria. The city was founded in the mid-19th century when several small towns united for purpose of defense during the wars brought about by the fall of the Oyo Empire. Sagamu controlled the trade routes between the ports in the Niger Delta and the Yoruba mainland until the British occupied the city at the end of the 19th century. Sagamu has experienced both population and economic growth since the 1950s due to its position between the cities of Ibadan and Lagos. The population in 1995 was 114,300 but 2007 estimates place it as high as 228,382. The Olabisi Onabanjo University's college of medicine is located in Sagamu.[3]

Sagamu (Offin - Ile) is the new seat of the Akarigbo of Remo ("King" or "Lord" of Remo), the traditional ruler of the Remo Kingdom. The former seat was located in a farther area of Offin. Four ruling families are eligible to wear the beaded crown of the Akarigbo, all descending from the first Oba, Akarigbo, a prince of the house of Oduduwa. The current Akarigbo of Remo land was installed and crowned as King in 2017. Notable areas within Sagamu are Offin, Itunshokun, Sabo, Makun,Ajaka,Makun Station, Isale-oko, Isote, Epe, Soyindo, Surulere, Ijagba, Ewu-Oluwo, Ogijo, Simawa, GRA, Ijokun, Batoro. Ijebu language a subdivision of Yoruba language is spoken in Sagamu

Notable people from Sagamu[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ogunstate.gov.ng/administration/
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  3. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2007-04-06.