Oyo State

Oyo, usually referred to as Oyo State to distinguish it from the city of Oyo, is an inland state in southwestern . Its capital is , the third most populous city in the country and formerly the second most populous city in .

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is a city of 3.6 million people in Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria. Photo: Dassiebtekreuz, CC BY 2.5.

is a town in Oyo State, , with a population of approximately 245,000 according to the 2006 census.

is an ancient city in State, .

is a city located in Oyo State, in the southwestern Nigeria.


is one of the most popular tourist attraction centres in Nigeria, named after Old Oyo town called Oyo-ile – the political capital of the Oyo Empire between the 16th and 18th centuries.

is in the northern part of Oyo state, western Nigeria.

which means 'pieces of yam are available here’ is a town and the headquarters of Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State, in .

Oyo State

Latitude of center
8° or 8° north
Longitude of center
4° or 4° east
302 metres (991 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: Oyo
  • Arabic: أويو
  • Arabic: ولاية أويو
  • Armenian: Օյո նահանգ
  • Azerbaijani: Oyo ştatı
  • Belarusian: Оя (штат)
  • Belarusian: Оя
  • Belarusian: штат Оя
  • Bulgarian: Ойо
  • Catalan: Estat d'Oyo
  • Catalan: Oyo
  • Cebuano: Oyo State
  • Chinese: Oyo Chiu
  • Chinese: 奥约州
  • Chinese: 奧約州
  • Danish: Oyo
  • Dutch: Oyo
  • Esperanto: Ojo Ŝtato
  • Esperanto: Ŝtato Ojo
  • Estonian: Oyo osariik
  • Finnish: Oyo
  • French: Etat d'Oyo
  • French: Etat d’Oyo
  • French: Oyo
  • French: État d'Oyo
  • French: État d’Oyo
  • Gallegan: Estado de Oyo
  • Georgian: ოიოს შტატი
  • German: NG-OY
  • German: Oyo
  • Greek: πολιτεία Όγιο
  • Hausa: Oyo
  • Hebrew: אויו
  • Hindi: ओयो राज्य
  • Igbo: Ȯra Ọyọ
  • Indonesian: Oyo
  • Italian: Oyo
  • Japanese: Ọyọ State
  • Japanese: オヨ州
  • Korean: 오요주
  • Min Nan Chinese: Oyo Chiu
  • Norwegian: Oyo
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Oyo
  • Persian: ایالت اویو
  • Polish: Oyo
  • Portuguese: Estado de Oyo
  • Portuguese: Oió
  • Portuguese: Oyo
  • Romanian: Statul Oyo
  • Russian: Ойо
  • Serbian: Ојо
  • South Azerbaijani: اویو ایالتی
  • Spanish: Estado Oyo
  • Spanish: Oyo
  • Swahili (generic): Jimbo la Oyo
  • Swahili (generic): Oyo
  • Swahili (generic): Oyo State
  • Swedish: Oyo
  • Turkish: Oyo Eyaleti
  • Ukrainian: Ойо (штат)
  • Urdu: اویو ریاست
  • Waray (Philippines): Oyo (estado)
  • Western Mari: Ойо
  • Yoruba: Ipinle Oyo
  • Yoruba: Oyo State
  • Yoruba: Ìpínlè Oyo
  • Yoruba: Ìpínlẹ̀ Ọ̀yọ
  • Yoruba: Ìpínlẹ̀ Ọ̀yọ́
  • Yoruba Central State

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