Ado Ekiti is the capital of the Nigerian state of Ekiti and is located in southwestern Nigeria. One calculation according to the 2012, the city has 409 270 inhabitants. In the agglomeration Ado Ekitis approximately 580,000 inhabitants.
Ado Ekiti is located 148 km northeast of Ibadan. In Ado Ekiti is a university, the University of Ado Ekiti, and a radio and television station. The city operates a stadium with a capacity of 10,000 spectators, which houses a football club in the third division. The agricultural products of the region, such as yams, cassava, corn and tobacco are traded on the local market.
Ado Ekiti and its environs constitute one of the 16 Local Government Areas ( LGA) of the state of Ekiti with an area of 293.41 km ². In the previous 1991 census, the LGA had 156 122 inhabitants and thus a population density of 532 inhabitants per km ².