It has average rainfall of 1000-1250mm usually from March to October and a mean relative humidity of 75% to 100%.Ife is east of the city of Ibadan and connected to it through the Ife-Ibadan highway; Ife is also 40 km from Osogbo and has road networks to other cities such as Ede, Ondo and Ilesha.Oranmiyan later went on to found the Oyo Empire that stretched at its height from the western banks of the river Niger to the Eastern banks of the river Volta.It would serve as one of the most powerful of Africa's medieval states prior to its collapse in the 19th century.One of the best documented among this is the early king Obalufon II who is said to have invented bronze casting and is honored in the form of a naturalistic copper life-size mask. the artists at Ife developed a refined and naturalistic sculptural tradition in terracotta, stone and copper alloy - copper, brass, and bronze many of which appear to have been created under the patronage of King Obalufon II, the man who today is identified as the Yoruba patron deity of brass casting, weaving and regalia.The city was a settlement of substantial size between the 12th and 14th centuries, with houses featuring potsherd pavements. After this period, production declined as political and economic power shifted to the nearby kingdom of Benin which, like the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo, developed into a major empire.
Ife is located within the Tropical savanna climate zone of West Africa.
Oduduwa had sons, daughters, and a grandson who went on to found their own kingdoms and empires, namely Ila Orangun, Owu, Ketu, Sabe, Popo and Oyo.
Oranmiyan, Oduduwa's last born, was one of his father's principal ministers and overseer of the nascent Edo empire after Oduduwa granted the plea of the Edo people for his governance.
In fact, the royal dynasty of Ife traces its origin back to the founding of the city more than ten thousand years before the birth of Jesus Christ.
The present ruler is Adeyeye Ogunwusi, styled His Imperial Majesty by his subjects. Following the formation of the Yoruba Orisha Congress in 1986, the Ooni acquired an international status the likes of which the holders of his title hadn't had since the city's colonisation by the British.