Lagos

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Lagos

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Metropolis
Lagos Metropolitan Area
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Lagos
Lagos
Nickname(s): 
Eko akete, Lasgidi[1][2]
Motto(s): 
Èkó ò ní bàjé o!
The location of Lagos in the State of Lagos
The location of Lagos in the State of Lagos
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Country23x15px Nigeria
StateLagos
LGA(s)Template:Refn
Settled15th century
Founded byAwori subgroup of the Yoruba
Government
 • ObaRilwan Akiolu I
Area
 • MetropolisTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
 • LandTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
 • WaterTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
 • Urban
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 • Metro
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Elevation
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Population
 (2006 census)
 • Metropolis8,048,430
 • Estimate 
(2012 by LASG)
16,060,303[5]
 • Rank1st
 • DensityTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
 • Urban
13,123,000[4]
 • Urban densityTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
 • Metro
21,000,000 (estimated)
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Demonym(s)Lagosian
GDP
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT (UTC+1))
Area code(s)010[6]
ClimateAw

Lagos is the second largest city in Nigeria and the most populous city in Nigeria and in West Africa. There are about 12.5 million to 18 million people living in Lagos, which makes it one of the biggest cities in Africa. Lagos is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The city is made of several local government areas. Some of these areas are Somolu Koshofe, Ifelodun, Surulere, Agege, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ajegunle, Oshodi, and Maryland.

Each Local government area has a presence of the central government with the establishment of general hospital, judiciary and police stations.

Lagos was the capital of Nigeria until 1992, when the capital became Abuja. Lagos is still the commercial capital of Nigeria and a gateway to West Africa.

Notes

References

  1. "18th National Sports Festival: Lagos unveils Logo, mascot and website". Premium Times. Abuja, Nigeria. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  2. "Eko 2012: Building Branding through Sports, Articles". ThisDay. Lagos, Nigeria. 22 August 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
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  5. "Population-Lagos State". Lagos State Government. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
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