Idanre is a local government area in Ondo state, Southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The LGA is made up of several towns and villages such as Atosin, Odode, Alade, Owena, Onisere, Akinmoji, Gbalegi, Lisagba, and Ojadale. The estimated population of Idanre LGA is 169,732 inhabitants with the area’s major inhabitants being members of the Yoruba ethnic division. The Yoruba language is extensively spoken in the area with Christianity and Islam as the most practiced religions in the area. Popular festivals held in Idanre LGA include the MARE mountain climbing festival while the notable landmarks in the LGA include the popular Idanre hills and the Idanre forest reserve.
Idanre LGA lies on the foot of the Idanre hills and occupies a total area of 1914 square kilometres. The LGA is characterized by several hills and rocks and has an average temperature of 28 degrees centigrade. The average humidity level of Idanre LGA is 60 percent while average wind speed in the area is 11 km/h.
Farming is the major occupation of the people of Idanre LGA with the area being one of the largest producers of cocoa in Nigeria. Trade also blossoms in Idanre LGA with the area hosting several markets such as the Oja Ale and the Alade markets. Other important contributors to the economy of Idanre LGA include tourism, blacksmithing, and textile weaving and dyeing. The LGA also hosts banks, hotels and publicly and privately owned institutions.
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