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A state in southwest Nigeria, Ekiti State (Yoruba: pnl kt) is bordered to the north by Kwara State, the northeast by Kogi State, the south and southeast by Ondo State, and the west by Osun State. Ekiti State was created from a portion of Ondo State in 1996 and has Ado-Ekiti as its capital. The state is named for the Ekiti people, a Yoruba subgroup that makes up the bulk of the state’s population.
Ekiti, one of Nigeria’s smallest states, is the 30th most populous and 31st largest in terms of land area, with an estimated 3.3 million residents as of 2016. Geographically, the state is divided between the drier Guinean forest-savanna mosaic in the north and the lowland forests of Nigeria in the majority of the state. False acraeas, mona monkeys, forest buffalo, and grey parrot populations are found in the state’s natural areas, along with a colony of roughly 20 chimpanzees that is part of one of the last remaining Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee populations. Ekiti State adopted a state tree as one of its official symbols in March 2022, making it the first state in Nigeria to do so. Due to its prominence in the area and its importance to the local economy, culture, and ecology, Governor Kayode Fayemi declared that Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon) had been selected as the State Tree on World Forest Day 2022.
The Ekiti people, a Yoruba subgroup, have dominated modern-day Ekiti State for millennia, including minorities of the Akoko Yoruba subgroup. The majority of people in the state are Christians (approximately 85%), with smaller minority of Muslims and traditionalists (about 10% and 5%, respectively).
The territory that is now Ekiti State was dominated by the Oyo Empire, the Benin Empire, and ultimately by the Ekiti states that came together to establish the Ekiti Confederacy in the latter half of the 1800s. The Kiriji War was fought between 1877 and 1893 between the Confederacy and other Eastern Yoruba groups against the Ibadan Kingdom and other Western Yoruba groups. The war was commanded by Fabunmi Okemesi and ended in a British-brokered standoff before the territory was colonized and added to the British Southern Nigeria Protectorate, which later merged into British Nigeria in 1914. The present-day state of Ekiti was a member of the Western Region following independence in 1960 until the region was divided in 1967, at which point it became a component of the Western State. The Eastern State was divided in 1976, and the eastern portion became Ondo State. Twenty years later, the northwest of Ondo State, known at the time as the Ekiti Zone, was divided up to become Ekiti State.
Ekiti State’s economy is largely driven by agriculture, including the production of yams, rice, cocoa, and cassava crops. Logging and tourism are important auxiliary industries. Ekiti, which is regarded as the center of the Ekiti people’s homeland, has the joint-thirteenth highest Human Development Index in the nation.