Ado-Ekiti


Ado-Ekiti
/ah"doh ek"i tee', -ay"ki-/, n.
a town in SE Nigeria. 213,000.

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      town, Ondo state, southwestern Nigeria. It lies in the Yoruba Hills, at the intersection of roads from Akure, Ilawe, Ilesha, Ila (Illa), and Ikare, and is situated 92 miles (148 km) east-northeast of Ibadan. An urban and industrial centre of the region, it was founded by the Ekiti people, a Yoruba subgroup whose members belonged to the Ekiti-Parapo, a late 19th-century confederation of Yoruba peoples that fought against Ibadan for control of the trade routes to the coast.

      Ado-Ekiti became the site of a large textile mill in 1967, its occupants having a long-standing tradition of cotton weaving. The town also produces shoes and pottery and is a collecting point for commercial crops such as tobacco, cacao, palm oil and kernels, and cotton. Yams, cassava, corn (maize), upland rice, fruits, pumpkins, palm produce, and okra are marketed locally. Ado-Ekiti town is the site of Ondo State University (1982) and a federal polytechnic college. Pop. (2008 est.) 348,059.

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