Ikere-Ekiti is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°30′N 5°14′E / 7.500°N 5.233°E / 7.500; 5.233
Country Nigeria
StateEkiti State
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilHon Femi Ayodele
 • Asiwaju of Ikere-LandChief Wole Olanipekun, SAN.

Ikere-Ekiti, also known as Ikere or Ikerre, is a city in Ekiti State of Nigeria.In Ikere Local Government. It is an agricultural and mine centre. According to the 1963 and 1991 census, the population was 114,780 and 60,257 respectively, but the 2006 census recorded it to be 147,355.


Oral tradition claims that a man by the name of Aladeselu, who is said to have originated from Uselu, a town close to Benin, created Ikere. Itinerant immigrants migrated from one location to another as it was customary in those days in quest of a suitable location to dwell.


Ikere LGA has a total size of 202 square kilometers and is distinguished by several hills, including the Orole and Olorunta hills. The area's average annual temperature is 27 degrees Celsius, and its total annual precipitation is estimated to be 1850 mm.


Ikere LGA is an agricultural area notable for the cultivation of a variety of crops including maize, okro, oil palm, yam, and cassava. The LGA also has a number of markets that offer venues for the trade of a variety of goods and services. Tailoring, blacksmithing, and the care and raising of domestic animals are additional significant economic activity in the Ikere LGA.


In Ikere-Ekiti, the dry season is hot, muggy, and partly cloudy whereas the wet season is warm, oppressive, and overcast. The temperature rarely drops below 58°F or rises over 95°F throughout the year, usually fluctuating between 64°F and 90°F.

From January 22 to March 30, the hot season, with an average daily high temperature exceeding 88°F, lasts for 2.2 months. Ikere-Ekiti experiences its hottest month of the year in March, with an average high of 88°F and low of 72°F.

From June 15 to October 12, the chilly season, which has an average daily high temperature below 82°F, lasts for 3.9 months. In Ikere-Ekiti, August is the coldest month of the year, with average lows of 69°F and highs of 81°F.

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