Welcome to Current affairs page for Edo State — Heartbeat of The Nation.

The state was created in 27/08/1991 by General Ibrahim Babangida. It is located in the South-South region of Nigeria, and there are 18 local governments with the state capital being Benin City.

State Capital

The state capital is Benin City.

State Slogan

The official state slogan is Heartbeat of The Nation.

Creation Date

The state was created on 27/08/1991.

State Creator

The state was created by General Ibrahim Babangida.


The population is 4777000.

Land Area

It has a land area of 19559 square kilometres.

Number of Local Governments

There are 18 local governments here.

Geopolitical Zone

This state is situated in South-South geopolitical zone.

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