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Oyo State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. It is located in south-west part of Nigeria and its capital is Ibadan, the largest city in Nigeria.

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Oyo State
State
Flag of Ọyọ State
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Pace Setter State
Location of Ọyọ State in Nigeria
Location of Ọyọ State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 8°00′N 4°00′E / 8.000°N 4.000°E / 8.000; 4.000Coordinates: 8°00′N 4°00′E / 8.000°N 4.000°E / 8.000; 4.000
Country  Nigeria
Date created 3 February 1976
Capital Ibadan
Area
 • Total 28,454 km2 (10,986 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total 5,580,894
 • Density 196.137/km2 (507.994/sq mi)
GDP
 • Year 2007
 • Total $29.8 billion
 • Per capita $2,666
Time zone UTC+01 (WAT)
postal code
200001
ISO 3166 code NG-OY
HDI (2018) 0.626
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History

It was created from Western States and included Osun State, which later splitted in 1991.

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