Owo (Nigeria)

Federal State

Owo is a town in the Nigerian state of Ondo and is located in southwestern Nigeria. One calculation according to the 2012, it has 166 357 inhabitants.

Owo is an agricultural center between Benin City and Ile- Ife. In the city of yams, cassava, corn, okra, pepper, cocoa and cotton are traded. Between 1400 and 1600 Owo was the center of a Yoruba state. Excavations that were conducted from 1969 to 1971 Ekpo Eyo by, promoted terracotta sculptures from the 15th century to light, which testify to the influence of the cultural traditions of Benin City and Ile- Ife.

Form Owo and its surroundings one of the 18 Local Government Areas ( LGA) of the state of Ondo with an area of ​​1026.83 km ². In the previous 1991 census, the LGA had 157 181 inhabitants, which has a population density of 153 inhabitants per km ².