Ilorin East Local Government Area (LGA), Kwara State, Nigeria is located between latitude 8 degree 5N and longitude 4 degree E. It is situated in the transitional zone between the Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria. The Local Government is one of the Sixteen Local Government Areas of the State. It was created in October 1991, under the administration of General Ibrahim Babangida.
The Local Government which shares boundaries with Ilorin South, Ilorin West, Moro and Ifelodun Local Government Areas, has two districts namely, Iponrin, and Gambari. It also has twelve (12) political wards.