Ife Central is a Local Government Area (LGA) in Osun State, Nigeria. This area is an ancient Yoruba dwelling. According to Yoruba tradition, Ife is the ancestral and spiritual home for all Yoruba. It is believed that the creation of the world started from Ife. Hence, it is popularly referred to as "Land of the Source". It has an area of 111km² and a population of 167,254 at the 2006 census.