Edo State was created out of former Bendel state in AUgust 27, 1991 by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. It’s capital is Benin City.
Situated in the mid south west of the country, Edo State covers 17,802 square kilometres.
Edo state is home to several ethnicities, among them the Otuo, Bini, Esan, Akoko, Igarra, Ora, Ijo and Afemai. The state is renowned for its proficiency in sports and athletics and a culture of intellectual edification and scholastic excellence.
Edo State shares boundaries with three other states of the federation. It is bounded on the north and the east by Kogi State, on the west by Ondo State and on the south by Delta State. Generally, it is a low-lying area except in the north where it is marked by undulating hills. The main towns in the state are Benin, capital of the ancient Benin kingdom which is also the state capital, Ubiaja, Auchi, Ekpoma and Uromi.
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Godwin Obaseki Executive Governor
Motivation:The heart beat of the nation Created: 27 August 1991 Capital: Benin Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Benin city museum and Okomu Forest Reserve
Other tourist attractions: Fugar Caves, Ugbenu Warefi Slave Encampments, Somorikal Hills, Anagwu Caves, Benin City Walls, Benin Iya Iyala Earth Works, Edegbake Caves, Gele Gele port, Igun Street, Palace of the Oba of Benin, Ososo hills.
Agriculture:Palm oil, Cassava, Rubber, Timber, Cocoa, Plantain Mineral Resources:Gypsum, Coal, Clay, Limestone, Bitumen and Bentonite