Ondo is a notable oil and gas producing state situated in the South western region of Nigeria. In this article, we’ll outline the towns that are situated in the local government areas of Ondo state.
Overview of Ondo State
Ondo became a a state in Nigeria when it was created on February 3, 1976, from the then Western region. The state has it capital in Akure city. Ondo has an area of 15,000 sq km2 and it shares common boundaries with Ekiti State to the north, Kogi State to the northeast, Edo State to the east, Delta State to the southeast, Ogun State to the southwest, Osun State to the northwest and Atlantic Ocean to the south.
Yoruba make up as the major ethnic composition of Ondo State, with subgroups of the Akoko, Akure, Ikale, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. There is also a small variants of the Ijaw (Apoi, Furupagha and Arogbo) population in the coastal areas of the state. Ondo state has a significant majority of Christians, with the rest being Muslims and a scare number of traditional Worshippers.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Ondo State
Ondo state has eighteen local government areas. In these areas, there are major urban centres like Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ondo, Ilaje and Owo. Below is the list of towns and local government areas in Ondo State:
Akoko North East Local Government Area
Akoko North East LGA is one of the local government councils of Ondo state. It is a remote area and has an headquarter in the town of Ikare. Other notable urban areas include: Ikado, Okela, Okorun, Eshe, Odo, Ilepa, Okoja, Iku, Odeyare, Odoruwa and Okeruwa.
Akoko North West Local Government Area
Akoko North West LGA is one of Ondo State local government areas. Headquartered in the town of Okeagba, other urban areas which are here include: towns and villages of Iye, Ese, Okeagbe, Ikaram, Arigidi, Erusu, Ibaram, Iyani, Ase, Irun, Ogbagi Ajowa, Afin, Oyin, Eriti and Igasi.
Akoko South East Local Government Area
Akoko South East LGA of Ondo State has an administrative headquarter in the town of Isua. Other notable towns which is made up the area include: Akungba, Akunnu, Epinmi, Ipe, Ifira, Ipesi, Isua, Oba, Oka and Sosan.
Akoko South West Local Government Area
Akoko South West LGA is one of Ondo State local Government areas. It has an administrative headquarters in the town of Oka. Akoko South West LGA consists of 8 notable towns which include Akungba, Ikun, Oba, Oka, Okia, Korowa, Ikese, Iwonrin, Ebo, Ayegunle, Owalusin, Ayepe, Supare, Okela and Bolorunduro.
Akure North Local Government Area
Akure North LGA is in list as one of Ondo State local government areas. It has an headquarter in the developed town of Itagbolu. Other notable urban areas include: Akomowa, Agamo, Oke- Oore, Ayede, Ogbese, Ayetoro, Igbatoro, Igoba and other towns.
Akure South Local Government Area
Akure South LGA is the capital local government area of Ondo State. It is headquartered in the developed city of Akure, the state capital. Notable urban areas here include: Aponmu, Gbogi, Isikan, Ijomu, Obanla, Oda, Odopetu, Aro, Uro, Oke-Aro, Oshodi, Owode, Isolo and Imuagun.
Ese Odo Local Government Area
Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State is headquartered in the town of Igbekebo with other towns, districts and villages of Apoi, Arogbo, Babomi, Igbekebo, Inikorogha, Ukparama, Kiribo and Ojuala still making up.
Idanre Local Government Area
Idanre LGA of Ondo state is the home of the famous tourist attraction, Idanre hills. The LGA has its administrative headquarters in Owena town, with other towns including Ala-Elefosan, Alade, Atosin, Idole-lemikan, Idole-logbosere, Ijomu, Isurin and other prominent places.
Ifedore Local Government Area
Ifedore LGA is a local government area in Ondo State. It has an headquarter in Igbara-Oke town. Notable urban areas in Ifedore LGA include: Igboko-Oke, Ijare, Ilara, Ipogun, Ibule, Isarun, Erigi, Obo, Ikota and Olo-Gbo.
Ilaje Local Government Area
Ilaje LGA is one of Ondo State local government areas. With its administrative headquarters in Igbokoda town, other notable urban areas include: Aheri, Mahin, Etikan and Ugbo. Illaje area is well known for its oil deposits and other mineral resources which drives the state’s economy.
Ile Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area
Ile Oluji/Okeigbo LGA is headquartered in the town of Ile-Oluji with other towns and districts of Agunla, Bamkemo, Ileoluji, Okeigbo making up the local government area.
Irele Local Government Area
Irele LGA is a local government area in Ondo State. It has an headquarter located in Ode-Irele town, and other notable urban areas include: Iyansan, Irele, Akotogbo, Ajagba and Omi.
Odigbo Local Government Area
Odigbo LGA is one of the existing local government areas in Ondo State. It is headquartered in the remote town of Ore, the gateway to eastern states. Odigbo LGA is made up of notable towns and districts which includes Ore, Oniparaga, Odigbo, Koseru, Ebijan, Ayesan, Araromi Obu, Ajue, Ago-Alaye and Agbagu.
Okitipupa Local Government Area
Okitipupa LGA is a prominent local government area in Ondo State. It is very much known due to Okitipupa town which is the headquarter of the area. Urban areas like Okitipupa, Ode-Aye, Ilutitun, Ikoya, Oloto, Iju Odo, Erekiti, Igbatako and Erinje towns are in this LGA.
Ondo East Local Government Area
Ondo East LGA counts as one of the eighteen local government areas in Ondo State. It has an administrative headquarters in the town of Bolorunduro, which serves as the capital of the area. Other notable towns like: Asantan, Oja, Atua, Otansan, Igba and other places make up the area.
Ondo West Local Government Area
Ondo West LGA is a known local government area of Ondo state. With its administrative headquarters in the town of Ondo, where the got got its name from, other notable urban areas include towns and districts of: Enuowa, Obolalu, Ajagba Alafia, Gbaghengha, Gbongbo and Ifore.
Ose Local Government Area
Ose LGA of Ondo State is one of the State’s eighteen local government areas. Headquartered in the town of Ifon, an area well known for its commercial production of cocoa. Notable towns in Ose LGA include: Idoani, Afo, Idogun, Ifon, Ijagba, Ikaro, Elegbeka, Imeri, Imoru, Arimogija, Okeluse and Ute made up the LGA.
Owo Local Government Area
Owo LGA is a prominent local government area in Ondo State. It has an headquarter in Owo town, and the area is known for its richness in cultural heritage. Towns and districts in the area include: Igboroko, Ijebu, Iloro, Ehinogbe, Ipele, Isaipen, Isuada, Ipenmen, Idasan, Obasooto and other ther notable places.
That’s the size of this write-up, as we’ve covered all about the towns and local government areas that are in Ondo State.