Ibadan (Yoruba: Ìbàdàn or fully (Ìlú) Ẹ̀bá-Ọ̀dàn, (the ceety at) the edge o the savannah) is the caipital ceety o Oyo State an the third lairgest metropolitan aurie, bi population, in Nigerie, efter Lagos an Kano, wi a population o 1,338,659 accordin tae the 2006 census. Ibadan is an aa the lairgest metropolitan geographical aurie. At Nigerian unthirldom, Ibadan wis the lairgest an maist populous ceety in the kintra an the third in Africae efter Cairo an Johannesburg.

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Ibadan is located in Nigerie
Location in Nigerie
Coordinates: 7°23′47″N 3°55′0″E / 7.39639°N 3.91667°E / 7.39639; 3.91667
Kintra Nigerie
StateOyo State
War camp1829
Ibadan Destrict Cooncil1961
Ibadan Municipal Govrenment1989
 • GovrenorSenator Is'haq Abiola Ajimobi
 • OlubadanSamuel Odulana Odugade I
 • Total3080 km2 (1,190 sq mi)
 (2006 census)[1]
 • Total2,338,659
 • Density828/km2 (2,140/sq mi)
 • Metro density250/km2 (600/sq mi)
 • Releegions
Muslim majority Christianity Yoruba tradeetional releegion
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Ibadan is locatit in sooth-wastren Nigerie, 128 km inland northeast o Lagos an 530 km soothwast o Abuja, the federal caipital, an is a prominent transit pynt atween the coastal region an the auries tae the north. Ibadan haed been the centre o admeenistration o the auld Wastren Region syne the days o the Breetish colonial rule, an pairts o the ceety's auncient protective walls still staund tae this day. The principal indwallers o the ceety are the Yorubas.


  1. Summing the 5 Local Government Areas Ibadan North/North West/South West/South East/North East as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15 Mey 2007). "Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 24 Julie 2011. Retrieved 19 Mey 2007.