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Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State Is Larger Than The Whole of Lagos State?

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Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara state is comfortably Nigeria’s largest Local Government Area. Created in 1976 with the headquarters a Share, (the hometown of icumbent governor Abdufattah Ahmed) It shares common boundaries with Asa, Edu Isin, Irepodun, Ilorin South, Moro and Oyun Local Government Areas of Kwara state as well as Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State. According to the 2006, the local government boasts of well over 1,000 towns and villages. The population figure is distributed amongst the nine (9) districts and eighteen political wards making up the Local Government Area.

The  people of this Local Government Area are predominantly Yoruba and belong to Igbomina and Adako ethnic groups. Other groups resident in the Local Government are: Igbo, Nupe, Fulani and Hausa. Majority of the people of this Local Government Area practice christianity (53%) and Islam (44%) others (3%). The people of Ifelodun Local Government Area are predominantly subsistence farmers and petty traders. The food crops produced abundantly includes: Yam, Cassava, Maize, Rice, Soya beans, Locust-beans and Groundnut. Generally the people are very hospitable, peace-loving, accommodating and famous for their high level of self help development efforts.

List Of Nigerian States By Land Mass

1 Niger State 95,363
2 Borno State 92,898
3 Taraba State 54,473
4 Kaduna State 46,053
5 Bauchi State 45,837
6 Yobe State 45,502
7 Zamfara State 39,762
8 Adamawa State 36,917
9 Kwara State 36,825
10 Kebbi State 36,800
11 Benue State 34,059
12 Plateau State 30,913
13 Kogi State 29,833
14 Oyo State 28,454
15 Nasarawa State 27,117
16 Sokoto State 25,973
17 Katsina State 24,192
18 Jigawa State 23,154
19 Cross River State 20,156
20 Kano State 20,131
21 Gombe State 18,768
22 Edo State 17,802
23 Delta State 17,698
24 Ogun State 16,762
25 Ondo State 15,500
26 Rivers State 11,077
27 Bayelsa State 10,773
28 Osun State 9,251
– Federal Capital Territory 7,315
29 Enugu State 7,161
30 Akwa Ibom State 7,081
31 Ekiti State 6,353
32 Abia State 6,320
33 Ebonyi State 5,670
34 Imo State 5,100
35 Anambra State 4,844
36 Lagos State 3,345

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