|Date created||3 February 1976|
| • Governor|
|Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (APC)|
|• Deputy Governor||Lucky Ayedatiwa|
|• Senators||Nicholas Tofowomo|
Robert Ajayi Boroffice
Ayo Patrick Akinyelure
|• Total||15,500 km2 (6,000 sq mi)|
|• Rank||18th of 36|
|• Total||$8.414 billion|
|• Per capita||$2,392|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (WAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||NG-ON|
medium · 16th of 37
|^1 Preliminary results|
Ondo State is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in February 1976 from the former Western State, Ondo State borders Ekiti State (formally part of the state) to the north, Kogi State to the northeast, Edo State to the east, Delta State to the southwest, Osun State to the northwest, and Atlantic Ocean to the south. The state's capital is Akure, the former capital of the ancient Akure Kingdom.
Nicknamed the "Sunshine State", Ondo State is the 18th largest state in the country. The state is predominantly Yoruba, and the Yoruba language is commonly spoken. The state economy is dominated by the petroleum industry, with cocoa production, asphalt mining, and activities utilizing the state's extensive coastline also serving as major economic factors.
The state contains eighteen local government areas, the major ones being Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ondo, Ilaje and Owo. The majority of the state's citizens live in urban centers. The big government universities in Ondo state are the Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo and the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
See also: List of villages in Ondo State
Ondo State consists of 18 local government areas, they are:
Akeredolu Oluwarotimi Odunayo is the current sitting governor of Ondo state.
The ethnic composition of Ondo State is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Idanre, Akoko, The Edo speaking, Akure, Ikale, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. Ijaw people, such as the Apoi, Furupagha and Arogbo populations, inhabit the coastal areas, and a sizeable number of the Ondo State people who speak a variant of the Yoruba language similar to the Ife dialect reside in Oke-Igbo. Religion:The vast majority of population are Christians
Languages of Ondo State listed by LGA:
|Akoko North East||Ikare-Akoko; Akpes; Arigidi; Emai-Iuleha-Ora; Ayere|
|Akoko North West||Àhàn; Akpes; Arigidi; Ayere; Irun-Akoko (Oke Oro- Akoko); Ese-Afin.|
|Akoko South West||Emai-Iuleha-Ora|
|Local government area||Male||Female||Total|