Osun is one of the Yoruba states in Nigeria. Osogbo city, the state capital is a notable urban area, with Ile Ife, Ede and Iwo towns also making up the state. This article lists all local government areas and towns in Osun State.
Overview of Osun State
The state’s name ‘Osun’ is derived from the River Osun, which flows through the state. Osun State was created on December 27, 1991 by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, after it was carved out from Oyo State. It’s capital Oshogbo is seat of the state authority. Osun state occupies an area 9,251 square kilometres. It shares common boundary with Kwara state to the North, Oyo state to the West, Ogun state to the South and Ondo and Ekiti states to the East.
The Yorubas are the major occupants of Osun State. These people trace their origin to Oduduwa, and Ile-Ife town is an important area to the ethnic group.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Osun State
There are about thirty local government areas in Osun State, and urban areas in them. Below is the rundown of the local government areas in Osun State with their respective towns;
Atakunmosa East Local Government Area
Atakunmosa East LGA is one of Osun State local government areas. It has an administrative headquarter in Iperindo town. Notable urban areas in the LGA include Ajebamidele, Eti-Oni, Ipole, Iwara, Ajebamidele, Araromi, Bolorunduro, Atorin, Ayinrin, Bello Alaka, Fadahunsi-Ogundele, Faforiji, Faro, Itaapa, Odogbo, Olowu.
Atakunmosa West Local Government Area
Atakunmosa West LGA is an adjacent area to Atakunmosa East LGA . It has an administrative headquarter in Osu (Oshu), and other towns like Osu, Iloba, Epe/Ifelodun, Muroko, Ijana, Itagunmodi, Ibodi, Oke-Bode, Isaobi, Ilaa-Ijesa, Ifewara, Igila, Olorombo, Igbadae, Igun, Ijana, Bowale and Imelu make up the area.
Ayedaade Local Government Area
Ayedaade LGA is a Local Government Area in Osun State. With an headquarter in Gbongan town, other notable urban areas include: Ogbagba, Wakajaiye, Ode-Omu, Orile Owu, Abinu, Adam, Afonle, Alagbede, Alakan, Anjorin, Gbaja, Idi-Iroko, Moso Alagba, Oloba, Oniwe Aporo and Oogi.
Ayedire Local Government Area
Ayedire LGA of Osun state has it headquarters in Ile Ogbo town. Notable urban areas and districts include Kuta, Oke Osun (Alabata), Olupona & villages such as Aderibigbe, Ededimeji, Agbeinpa, Alajue, Aminiwon, Arola, Idiagbon, Balogun, Idi-Oro, Lemomu and Obanase.
Boluwaduro Local Government Area
Boluwaduro LGA of Osun state has its administrative headquarter in Otan Aiyegbaju. Other notable towns include Eripa, Igbajo, Iresi, Alafara, Igbodu, Oke Oba, Gbeleru, Iloro, Obaala, Obanla, Okerun, Osolo, Agofulani, Gbonko and Morakinyo.
Boripe Local Government Area
Boripe LGA is one of the local government areas in Osun State, and its headquarters is in Iragbiji town. Other notable towns are Aagba, Ororuwo, Ada, Iree, Amola, Aru, Aweda, Elere, Fadele, Obada, Otake, Alomi, Aweda, Erinwo, Loba and Okeigbo.
Ede North Local Government Area
Ede North LGA is a Local Government Area in Osun state. It has an headquarter in Ede, a notable town in Osun State. Atoyebi, Bara, Doba, Egbejoda, Elero, Faosun, Kajola, Lasiyi, Oloba, Tomoni, Abogunde, Adejuwon, Araromi, Atapara, Sagba, Agbaakin, Alusekere, Olusokun and Iwo Towns also make up this area.
Ede South Local Government Area
Ede South LGA is one of the local government areas in Osun state. It has an administrative capital in Ede Town, and other towns comprises of Sekona, Alajue, Aderibigbe, Agbeinpa, Balogun, Ededimeji, Idi-Oro, Lemomu, Obanase, Ogbaagbaa, Olodan, Popoola, Adana, Adekolu etc.
Egbedore Local Government Area
Egbedore LGA is headquatered in Awo town. The area is made up of other towns and districts like Ofatedo, Ekuro, Idoo, Isangbe, Olorunsogo, Awo, Ara, Ido Osun, Ikotun, Iragberi, Iwoye / Origo, Ojo, Okinni, Apeke, Arun, Awo-Alara, Balogun, Bara, Ebunla, Elesu and Fagbayibi.
Ejigbo Local Government Area
Ejigbo LGA of Osun state is one of the oldest local government areas in the state. It has urban areas which include: Ife-Odan, Ilawo, Olla, Ayegbogbo, Ike, Isundunrin, Iwata, Olori, Owu, Aato, Abogunde, Adegeedo, Adori-Oke, Afake, Ologege, Olorin, Olosinmo and Songbe.
Ife Central Local Government Area
Ife Central LGA is a prominent Local Government Area in Osun State. It has an administrative headquarter in the historic town of Ile Ife. Notable urban areas in the area include: Ilare, Iremo, Moore, Ojaja, Akarabata, Aba Coker, Eleyele, Ilode, Okerewe and Opa.
Ife East Local Government Area
Ife East LGA of Osun state has its administrative headquarter in Oke-Ogbo town. There are many other towns in the area, which include the following: Okerewe, Yekemi, Ilode, Moore and other urban areas.
Ife North Local Government Area
Ife North LGA is one of the local government areas in Osun State. It has an administrative headquarter in Ipetumodu town. Other notable urban areas in Ife North LGA include: Edunabon, Moro, Yakoyo, Ipetu, Ashipa, Akinlalu, Famia, Oyere, Alawiye, Amoloye, Amula Orile, Apesibiti, Balogun-Obiribiri, Isule, Lamba-Agbere and Morayin.
Ife South Local Government Area
Ife South LGA of Osun state has its headquarters in Ifetedo town. Notable towns and villages in the area include Ikija, Ogudu, Ayesan, Aare, Aaye, Abiri, Aye-Amodo, Kere, Mefoworade, Oke-Owena, Gbengbeleku, Olode, Dagbolu, Daranjo, Gborogboro, Ijimakin and Jaaran.
Ifedayo Local Government Area
Ifedayo LGA is one of Osun State local government areas. It has an headquarter located in Oke-Ila Orangun town. Ifedayo LGA consists of other villages and towns which includes Aworo Ayedaade, Balogun, Ejemu, Idi Awere, Ilupeju, Obaale, Obaloja, Obanla, Abanju Akesin, Aganju Asaoni, Oyi Adumi, Oyi Araromi and Temidire.
Ifelodun Local Government Area
Ifelodun LGA is headquatered in Ikirun town. Other notable urban areas in the local government area include: Ekoende, Iba, Obagun, Otan Aiye -Gaaju, Eko Ajala, Olodan, Alaaro, Aoku, Iga Saliu, Igalambe, Isale Aisin, Ojomu, Okose, Dagbolu, Jagun, Oluode, Saba and Olorunsogo.
Ila Local Government Area
Ila LGA is one of the thirty local government areas of Osun State. Headquartered in Ila Orangun, other notable urban areas include: Aba Ododo, Edemosi, Abalagemo, Gaa Fulani, Oyi Ayegunle, Ajaba, Alagbede, Ayetoro Obaaro and Ejigbo-Orangun.
Ilesa East Local Government Area
Ilesa East LGA is headquatered in Iyemogun town, which acts as the administrative headquarters. Other notable towns and villages include: Iyemogun, Ayeso, Araromi okesa, Egbeide, Ibala, Idasa, Ijoka, Isida and Ilerin.
Ilesa West Local Government Area
Ilesa West is one of local government areas in Osun State. There are many other notable urban areas which include: Ayeso, Ereja, Ikoti/Araromi, Ilaje, Isida/Adeti, Isokun, Itakogun, Lower Egbedi, Omofe/Idasa, Upper Igbogi and Lower Igbogi.
Irepodun Local Government Area
Irepodun LGA of Osun state has its headquarters in Ilobu town. The list of notable urban areas here include: Erin, Akanbi, Alamo, Elegudu, Gaa, Iloba, Olorunsogo, Osolo, Abepe, Aboduwa, Adeniyi, Bara, Eboda, Fosun, Ilie Town, Iyaloja, Jagun, Kaura, Mota and Odofin.
Irewole Local Government Area
Irewole LGA of Osun state is one of the local government areas that made up the State. Ikire town is the headquarter of the local government area. Other towns are Arinkin, Ayetoro, Balogun, Bamgbola Bamidele, Fidiwo, Majeroku, Molarere, Odeyinka, Oloowa and Wasinmi.
Isokan Local Government Area
Isokan Local Government Area is headquatered in Apomu town and consist of other urban district and towns like Olonjo, Oloya, Onilewo, Sakotun, Afijogba, Afolu, Alabamejo, Alagbede, Aronla, Baare, Bodunde, Bodundekoro, Elebanla, Awala, Awala Japo, Idi Eeegu and Kagbadanla.
Iwo Local Government Area
Iwo Local Government Area in Osun state has its administrative headquarters in Iwo, a notable town in the state. Other towns include Agberire, Olubusan, Olupo Jolu, Omoba, Omosan-Igbo, Osa Ogunala, Osunjobi, Papa, Sade, Sekona, Tantan, Yakoyo, Adana, Adekolu, Awuje, Bara, Dauda, Denu etc.
Obokun Local Government Area
Obokun LGA counts as one of the local government areas in Osun state and it is headquatered in Ibokun town. Other notable urban areas, districts and towns include Imesi-Ile, Otan-Ile, Ora, Esa-Oke, Esa-Odo, Ilase, Iponda, Ikinyinwa and Idominasi.
Odo Otin Local Government Area
Odo Otin LGA is a local government area in Osun state. The notable Okuku town is the administrative centre of the LGA. Other notable urban areas include: Asi,Asaba, Oyan, Ekosin, Iyeku, Faji, Opete, Igbaye, Ijabe, Ila, Odo, Inisa, Obe, Agbeye, Okua and Ekusa.
Ola Oluwa Local Government Area
Ola Oluwa LGA is a local government area in Osun state named after God. It has an administrative headquarter in Bode Osi which is one of the towns that made up the LGA, others includes Ajagba/Iwo Oke, Asa/ajagun-lase, Asamu, Isero/Ikonifin, Obamoro/Ile-Ogo, Ogbaagba, Telemu.Iloba, Iwo Oke, Jagunode Ofa.
Olorunda Local Government Area
Olorunda LGA of Osun state is made up of Districts, towns and villages which includes Igbona which is the administrative headquarters & Oba-Ife, Oba-Oke, Abegunde, Ajala, Ajegunle, Aliyu, Aminu, Amusun, Aro Elemo, Idiape, Jagun, Odesola, Odofin, Okemole, Osolo, Saba.
Oriade Local Government area
Oriade LGA of Osun state has Ijebu-Ijesa town as it headquarter. The area is made up of various villages and towns which includes Ipetu-Ijesa, Erinmo, Erin-Ijesa, Iloko, Ijeda, Iwaraja, Erin-oke, Ikeji-Arakeji, Ikeji-Ile, Ira-Ikeji, Orisunbare, Iwoye, Owena, Dagbaja and Omo-Ijesa.
Orolu Local Government Area
Orolu LGA is one of the Local Government Areas of Osun state. It has an administrative capital in Ifon town. Other notable urban areas include towns and villages like Aro Elemo, Asalu, Awokunle, Awoniyi, Awoyale, Bara, Barohun, Egan Aje, Elemo, Esa, Folarin, Idi Ape, Idi Iroko, Ikimo, Jagun and Laarope.
Osogbo Local Government Area
Osogbo LGA is the capital local government area in Osun state. It is the most developed area in the state, and has an administrative headquarter in the central part of the city. Notable urban areas in Osogbo LGA include the following: Aiyetoro, Alekuwodo, Dada Estate, Fagbewesa, Idi Seke, Ata Olokan, Kola Balogun, Odiolowo, Ogooluwa, Oke Oniti and Okefia.
The local government areas and towns in Osun state have been dully highlighted above. Moreso, Osun is notable for it rich cultural heritage which is obvious in their music, art, dances, dresses and cultural festivals. Talking drums and bata music is also attributed to the state. We believe you now know the urban areas to visit in the ‘state of living spring’.