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Edo State

Edo is an inland state in central southern Nigeria. Its capital is Benin City. It is bounded in the north and east by Kogi State, in the south by Delta State and in the west by Ondo State.

Edo State was formed on August 27, 1991 when Bendel State was split into Edo and Delta States. The major languages spoken in the state are Edo, Etsako, Esan and Owan, Akoko Edo, Okpameri and Ijaw. It is home to the Bini, Esan, Afemai, Emai, and Ijaw ethnic groups.

The state produces crude oil. The state is also noted for the following agricultural products: rubber, cocoa, cashew nuts and is blessed with precious stones like Quartz, Amethyst, Mica, Dolomite, Granite Stone and Lime Stone used in the production of Cement at Okpella.

Among the tourist centres is the Imiegba Uchikpo River in three Ibie Clan and hills.

Educational Institutions

  • The University of Benin, Benin City,
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Igbinedion University, Okada,
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Auchi Federal Polytechnic, Auchi


Tourist attractions in Edo State include the Emotan Statue in Benin City, Ise Lake and River Niger Beach in Agenebode, Etsako-East; and the Somorika Hills in Akoko Edo, where a government-run tourist centre at Ososo is set among spectacular scenery.

Edo State Official Website | Heart Beat of Nigeria
Source: Wikipedia & State Website

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