• Olumo Rock, Abeokuta
  • Birikisu Sungbo Shrine, Oke-Eri near Ijebu-Ode
  • Ebute-Oni Tourist Beach, Oni, Ogun Waterside LGA
  • Yemoji Natural Swimming Pool near Ijebu-Ode
  • Suna Cultural Hall, Imodi near Ijebu-Ode
  • Tongeji Island in Egbado South LGA
  • Ahoro-Ile Spring in Egbado North LGA
  • Orisagir-Amu-Ewa near Sagamu
  • Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s Tomb, Ikenne
  • Late Pastor S.B.J. Oschoffa’s Tomb, Imeko
  • Late Madam Tinubu’s Tomb, Abeokuta
  • Oyan Dam near Abeokuta
  • Traditional Boat Regatta at Iwopin
  • Youth Camp near Abeokuta

Ogun State has both natural and cultural features of antiquity, which could be of interest to tourists and for recreational purposes. The natural features include inselbergs, beaches, valleys, highlands, waterfalls and vegetation. Cultural features include shrines, tombs, arti-facts, sculpture, costume and others.

Tourist attractions in the state include the Olumo rock, a huge rock outcrop that served as a place of refuge for the early settlers, and Abeokuta, the capital city of the state, which derived its name from its natural location (under the rock); Ebute Oni Beach in Ogun Waterside LGA with its beautiful scenery; Temoji Centre a natural swimming pool on the river include Suna Cultural Hall not far from Ijebu-Ode which contains archaeological findings, Birikisu Sungbo Shrine at Oke-Eri village near Ijebu-Ode (i.e. Queen of Sheba); and Orisagamu Water Pot near Sagamu.

Other cultural features are traditional arts and handicrafts such as pottery at Oke-Eri; cloth weaving and dyeing at Abeokuta, mat weaving at Omu near Ijebu-Ode, carving, sculpture and smithery amongst others. The tombs of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1901-1985) at Ikenne, Pastor S.B.J. Oschoffa (1909-1985) at Celestial City, Imeko and Madam Tinubu at Abeokuta are other points of tourist interest. Major traditional festivals which could attract tourist include (i) Igunuko celebrations at Ifo-Nla village in Ifo LGA (ii) Agemo festival at Ijebu-Ode; (iii) Boat Regatta at Iwopin; (iv) Ojude Oba festival at Ijebu-Ode and (v) Tabborah day in Remo North LGA.

Sports facilities are provided to encourage sporting events in the state. There are two sports guesthouses in at least fifteen LGAs in the state. ifo, Obafemi-Owode and Ogun Waterside LGAs have none while Odeda LGA has one hotel/guest house. The remaining 173 hotels/guest houses are located in the remaining LGAs with the highest number of fourty-seven in Abeokuta group of LGAs followed by fourty-seven in Sagamu LGA group, twenty-eight in Ado-Odo/Ota, twenty-one in Ijebu-North groups of LGAs. All these provide the needed infrastructure not only for virile tourism development in the state, but also for business people and foreign investors.

Ogun is a major industrial state in Nigeria. It is located in the country’s south western zone.

Nicknamed the “Gateway to Nigeria”, the state is notable for having a high concentration of industrial estates and being a major manufacturing hub in Nigeria.

Major factories in Ogun include the Dangote Cement factory in Ibese, Nestle, Lafarge Cement factory in Ewekoro, Memmcol in Orimerunmu, Coleman Cables in Sagamu and Arepo, Procter & Gamble in Agbara, amongst others.

It was created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State.

Ogun State borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo State and Osun State to the north, Ondo State to the east, and the Republic of Benin to the west.

Abeokuta is both Ogun State’s capital and most populous city

Important cities
Important cities in the state include Abeokuta , Ijebu Ode, the royal capital of the Ijebu Kingdom, and Sagamu, Nigeria’s leading kola nut grower.

Ogun state is covered predominantly by rain forest and has wooden savanna in the northwest.

Land area
Ogun State has a Land Area of 16,409.26 square kilometers.

Major tribe
Ogun State is mostly Yoruba with the Yoruba language serving as the major one in the state.

The main religion in Ogun State is Christianity. A certain amount of other religions are being practiced.

Ogun State is noted for being the almost exclusive site of Ofada rice production.

Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Birikisu Sugbo Shrine at Oke-Eri, Yemoji Natural Swimming Pool at Ijebu-Ode, Oyan Dam in Abeokuta North, Iwopin Boat Regatta and Ebute-Oni in Ogun Waterside.

Other Sites are Madam Tinubu Shrine in Abeokuta, Oronna Shrine in Ilaro, Area J4 Forest Reserve; Tongeji Island in Ipokia, Old Manse at Ogbe, Abeokuta, St. James Anglican School, Ota and Ijamido River Shrine in Ota.
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  1. Abeokuta -North
  2. Abeokuta South
  3. Ado-Odo/Ota
  4. Ewekoro
  5. Ifo
  6. Ijebu East
  7. Ijebu North
  8. Ijebu North-East
  9. Ijebu-Ode
  10. Ikenne
  11. Imeko-Afon
  12. Ipokia
  13. Obafemi/ Owode
  14. Odeda
  15. Odogbolu
  16. Ogun Waterside
  17. Remo North
  18. Sagamu
  19. Yewa North
  20. Yewa South

The People of Ogun State belong to the Yoruba Ethnic Group of South-West Nigeria and also live in parts of Benin Republic and Togo, with substantial Diaspora elements in Brazil, Cuba and Sierra Leone, consequential to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The Sub-groups are mainly the Egba, Yewa, Awori, Egun, Ijebu, Remo, Ikale and Ilaje, Anago, Ketu, Ohori etc.

Ogun is also home to many icons in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.

Ogun sons and daughters make their mark in diverse professions and have contributed in no small measure to the development of the state and Nigeria both at home and abroad.

Ogun State has produced icons and pioneers such as:

• Alexander Akintola Sapara-Williams
The first Nigerian Lawyer

• Hon. Justice Olumuyiwa Jibowu
The first Nigerian Judge to sit on the Supreme Court Bench

• Sir Adetokunbo Ademola
The first Indigenous Chief Justice of Nigeria

• Chief Simeon Adebo
Pioneer Permanent Secretary, Head of Civil Service and Permanent Representative of Nigeria at the United Nations

• Chief Obafemi Awolowo
The first Nigerian Lawyer to head a Regional Government

• Professor Wole Soyinka
Black Africa’s first Nobel Laureate

• Adeoye Lambo
One-time Deputy Director General of the World Health Organisation

• Prof. Anthony Asiwaju
Renowned Historian

• Chief J. F. Odunjo
Foremost Author

• Oluṣẹgun Arẹmu Ọbasanjọ
A former Nigerian Army general and former President of Nigeria

Yoruba and English (Official Language) and several dialects of the sub-groups.

Agemo, Lisabi, Ogun, Igunnuko, Orisa-Oko, Egungun, Obirin-Ojowu, Gelede, Oro, Ojude-Oba and Sango.

The population of Ogun State based on 2006 Census was 3,751,140 comprising of 1,864,907 Males and 1,886,233 Females.

However, the projected population as at 2011 Census is 4,397,604 with 2,186,301 Males and 2,211,303 Females

The State is endowed with a favourable climate and good vegetation for all year round cultivation of various cash and food crops as well as livestock rearing.

The climate is also conducive for business and industrial growth. In Ogun State, we have in the south, the evergreen forest vegetation and soil most suitable for the cultivation of cash and food crops like oil palm, rice, kola- nut, cocoa, cotton, cassava, cocoyam and vegetables. While in the north, we have a vast grazing savannah land that is suitable for animal husbandry. In addition to this, there are forest reserves, rivers and lagoons with a beautiful ocean front down south that is good for beach resorts.

The State has natural resources that include forest and water bodies as well as large quantities of mineral deposits, such as limestone, phosphate, granite stone, gypsum, bauxite, bitumen, feldspar, clay, glass sand, kaolin, quartz, tar sand and gemstones.