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Southwest Nigeria’s Oyo State is an interior state. Ibadan, the nation’s capital and currently the third-most populous city in Africa, serves as the continent’s capital. Oyo State shares borders with Kwara State to the north, Osun State to the east, and Ogun State and the Republic of Benin to the southwest. In 2016, Oyo State is expected to have a population of 7,840,864, making it the fifth most populated state in Nigeria.
Yorubas make up the large majority of the population in Oyo State, and the language is still widely used. The current Oyo State, sometimes known as the “Pace Setter State,” is located on land that was once governed by a number of different kingdoms and empires.[Reference needed]
From roughly 1300 to 1896, the Oyo state, a strong Yoruba state, controlled over a sizable portion of the region. In order to separate itself from the former capital to the north, “Old Oyo” (y-Ilé), the current city of Oyo, which was built in the 1830s, is known as “New y” (y tbà). In the city, the Alaafin of Oyo still plays a ceremonial role.
The institution of Ibadan, which was established in 1948, was the first institution in Nigeria to be located in Oyo State. The western city of Shaki is known as the state’s breadbasket, and agriculture continues to dominate the state’s economy. One of the most significant crops for the economy of Oyo State is tobacco, followed by cassava and cocoa.