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Osun State is a state in southwest Nigeria that is bordered to the east by Ekiti and Ondo states, to the north by Kwara State, to the south by Ogun State, and to the west by Oyo State. The state government occasionally refers to it as the State of Osun. The state was created on August 27, 1991, from the southeast of Oyo State, and is named for the River Osun, a significant river that runs through it. Osogbo is the state’s capital.
With an estimated 4.7 million residents as of 2016, Osun is the ninth-smallest by area and the nineteenth-most populated among Nigeria’s 36 states. 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. The state’s namesake, the River Osun, which bisects the state’s interior before forming a large portion of the state’s southwestern boundary with Oyo State and flowing south, is one of the significant geographical features. The Erinle and Oba rivers, which are also Osun tributaries and flow from the north before meeting the Osun around the southwest border, are two other significant rivers. Mona monkeys, common kestrels, purple herons, and royal antelope are among the state’s fauna, as are some of Nigeria’s last remaining Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees and African forest elephants, which live in the gravely endangered woods along the state’s southern borders with Ondo and Ogun.
The Yoruba ethnic group, particularly the Ibolo, If, Igbomina, Ijesha, and Oyo subgroups, make up the majority of the population in Osun State.
The region that is now Osun State was divided up into many Western Yoruba states during the pre-colonial era; some of these states were town-based, while others were a part of bigger empires like the Oyo Empire. Western Yoruba states participated in the Kiriji War, which was fought between 1877 and 1893 between Eastern Yoruba groups and Western Yoruba groups. The war was settled through British mediation before the region was colonized and added to the British Southern Nigeria Protectorate, which later merged into British Nigeria in 1914. The territory that is now Osun was a part of the Western Region after the country gained independence in 1960 until the region was divided in 1967, at which point it became a member of the Western State. The Western State was divided in 1976, and the western portion created Oyo State. Oyo State’s eastern portion was severed fifteen years later to become Osun State.
Osun State’s economy is mostly focused on agriculture, particularly the production of cocoa, cassava, millet, maize, potatoes, and yams. Services, particularly in metropolitan areas, artisanal mining, and animal herding are other important businesses. Several of Nigeria’s most well-known sites may be found in Osun, including the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, one of the country’s top universities. Ile-If, a historic early hub of political and religious development for Yoruba culture, is home to the university. Other major cities and towns include the ancient kingdom-capitals of Ila Orangun, Iragbiji, Ada, Ikirun, Oke-Ila Orangun, Ipetu-Ijesha, Ijebu-Jesa, Erin Oke, Ipetumodu, Ede, Iwo, Ejigbo, Ibokun, Ode-Omu, Otan Ayegbaju, Ifetedo, Esa-Oke, Ilesa, Okuku, Otan-Ile and Igbajo. In addition, Osun State is renowned for having the second-highest literacy rate in the nation.