Ondo Town

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Ondo Town is the second largest town in Ondo State, Nigeria. Ondo Town is the trade center for the surrounding region. Yams, cassava, grain and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown, and is used to weave cloth called Aso Oke fabric which is widely accepted by the indigenes as the local attaire . Ondo Town is the largest producer of cocoa products in the region.[1]

Ondo
Ode Ondo
Nickname: 
Ekimogun
Ondo is located in Nigeria
Ondo
Ondo
Ondo shown within Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°05′20″N 4°47′57″E / 7.088923°N 4.7990935°E / 7.088923; 4.7990935
CountryFlag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
StateOndo State
Local governmentOndo West LGA, Ondo EastLGA
Government
 • ObaAdesimbo Victor Kiladejo
Population
 (2006)
 • Total258,430
 • Ethnicities
Ondo
 • Religions
Christianity traditional African religions Islam
ClimateAw
Websiteondostate.gov.ng

The title of the king of the town, who reigns as a direct descendant of the fabled Emperor Oduduwa, is "Osemawe". Osamawe title originated from an unusual situation as reported by Nigerian Punch that when the favoured wife of the first Monarch had a set of twins, the king was embarrassed because it was then an abomination. He was so bewildered by the birth of the twins that he exclaimed, ‘Ese omo re’ (meaning these children are an abomination). It is said that this exclamation has through linguistic evolution changed into ‘Osemawe’, which is the title of the monarch of Ondo today.[2] The present reigning monarch is Dr. Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo, who was crowned in September 2006 following the death of the former king, Dr. Festus Ibidapo Adesanoye.[3]

A short introductory expose of Ondo town in Ondo dialect by a native speaker

Education institutionsEdit

The polytechnic was founded in 2017[citation needed]

Notable peopleEdit

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