About Ifelodun Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Ifelodun local government area is in Kwara state which is located in the Northcentral geopolitical enclave of Nigeria. The headquarters of Ifelodun LGA are in the town of Share while the LGA shares boundaries with the Asa, Edu Isin, Irepodun, Ilorin south, Moro, and Oyun LGAs. Ifelodun LGA comprises of a number of towns and villages which include Agungun-ora, Oke-ode, Omupo, Oro-ago, Share, Ile-ire, Idofin, and Igbaja. The estimated population of Ifelodun LGA is 110,672 inhabitants with the area mostly populated by members of the Igbomina sub-division of the Yoruba ethnic group. The Yoruba language is the commonly spoken language in the LGA while Christianity and Islam are the widely practiced religions in the area.


Ifelodun LGA covers an area of 3,435 square kilometres and is one of the largest LGA’s in Nigeria based on total area. The area witnesses two major seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the average temperature of the area put at 30 degrees centigrade. The humidity level of Ifelodun LGA is at an average of 53 percent while the average wind speed in the area is 9 km/h.


Farming is an important economic activity in Ifelodun LGA with the area known for the cultivation of a number of crops such as Soya beans, maize, rice, cassava, and locust beans. The area also hosts several markets where the dwellers of the LGA go to sell and buy a variety of commodities. Other important economic activities indulged in by the people of Ifelodun LGA include hunting, pottery, and textile weaving.


Ifelodun LGA was created in the year 1976.

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