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Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos Island as seen from the harbour near Victoria Island.
Lagos Island as seen from the harbour near Victoria Island.
Flag of Lagos, Nigeria
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Nickname: Eko
City of Lagos showing main urban areas
City of Lagos showing main urban areas
Coordinates: 6°27′11″N 3°23′45″E / 6.45306, 3.39583
Country Nigeria
State Lagos State
LGA Lagos Island
Area [1]
 - City 8.7 km² (3.3 sq mi)
 - Urban 999.6 km² (385.9 sq mi)
Population (2006 census, preliminary)[2]
 - Density 24,182/km² (62,631/sq mi)
 - Urban 7,937,932
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)
Website: http://www.lagosstate.gov.ng/

Lagos (pron. IPA: /ˈleɪgɒs/ or /ˈlɑːgoʊs/ overseas) is the most populous conurbation in Nigeria with around 8 million people[2] and the second most populous in Africa after Cairo. Formerly the capital of Nigeria, Lagos is a huge metropolis which originated on islands separated by creeks, such as Lagos Island, that fringe the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by long sand spits such as Bar Beach which stretch up to 100 km east and west of the mouth. From this beginning, Lagos has spread on the mainland west of the lagoon and the conurbation, including Ikeja and Agege, now reaches more than 40 km north-west of Lagos Island. The city is the economic and financial capital of Nigeria. Lagos can refer to: Lagos - Nigerias largest city and former capital. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... Victoria Island, NWT and Nunavut. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Nigeria is currently divided into 36 states and one federal capital territory. ... // History Lagos State, Nigeria was created on May 27, 1967 by virtue of State (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. ... Nigeria has 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). ... Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Look up Creek in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... Lagos Lagoon is a lagoon located in Lagos, Nigeria. ... In geography, a spit is a deposition landform found off coasts. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... Location of Ikeja in Nigeria Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. ... Agege is a suburb and local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State. ...

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History

Main article: History of Lagos

Lagos was a Yoruba settlement of Awori people initially called Oko. The name was later changed to Eko (Edo: "cassava farm") or Eko ("war camp") during the Benin kingdom occupation. This is the name by which 'Lagos' is called by the Yoruba when they speak of 'Lagos', which never existed in Yoruba language. It seems that the name 'Lagos' was given to the town by the first Portuguese settlers who navigated from a coastal town of the same name in Portugal. The present day Lagos state has a higher percent of Awori, who migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring tribes who had settled in the area. During its early history, it also saw periods of rule by the Kingdom of Benin.[3] History To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Yoruba (Yorùbá in Yoruba orthography) are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in Africa; the majority of them speak the Yoruba language (èdèe Yorùbá; èdè = language). ... This article is about the Ancient Nigerian city For the Ugandan politician, see Aggrey Awori. ... --168. ...


Portuguese explorer Ruy de Sequeira visited the area in 1472, naming the area around the city Lago de Curamo; indeed the present name is Portuguese for "lakes". An alternate explanation is that Lagos was named for Lagos, Portugal - a maritime town which at the time was the main centre of the Portuguese expeditions down the African coast and whose own name is derived from the Latin word Lacobriga. Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Algarve  - Subregion Algarve  - District or A.R. Faro Mayor Júlio Barroso  - Party PS Area 212. ...


From 1404-1889 it served as a major centre of the slave trade, ruled over by Yoruba kings called the Oba of Lagos (see linked article for list of past rulers). In 1841 Oba Akitoye ascended to the throne of Lagos and tried to ban slave trading. Lagos merchants, most notably Madam Tinubu, resisted the ban, deposed the king and installed his brother Oba Kosoko. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Oba of Lagos is the traditional, yet ceremonial, sovereign of Lagos. ... Madam Efunroye Tinubu was an active adversary of the British Colonial Government who was banished by the government from Lagos to her native Abeokuta in the nineteenth century. ...


While exiled, Oba Akitoye met with the British, who had banned slave trading in 1807, and got their support to regain his throne. In 1851 he was reinstalled as the Oba of Lagos


Lagos was formally annexed as a British colony in 1861. This had the dual effect of crushing the slave trade and establishing British control over palm and other trades.[4]


The remainder of modern-day Nigeria was seized in 1887, and when the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria was established in 1914, Lagos was declared its capital. It continued to be the capital when Nigeria gained its independence from Britain in 1960.


Lagos experienced rapid growth throughout the 1960s and 1970s as a result of Nigeria's economic boom prior to the Biafran War. The Nigerian Civil War, 1967 - 1970, was an ethnic and political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the South-eastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed republic of Biafra. ...


Lagos was the capital of Nigeria from 1914 up to 1991; it was stripped of this title when the Federal Capital Territory was established at the purpose-built city of Abuja. However, most government functions (especially the head of state) stayed in Lagos for a time since Abuja was still under construction. In 1991, the head of state and other government functions finally moved to the newly built capital in a mass exodus. The Federal Capital Territory is the home of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. ... Aso Rock Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. ... Aso Rock Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. ...


In 2002, accidental large explosions killed more than 1000 people. Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Lagos armoury explosion was the accidental detonation of a large stock of military high explosives at a storge facility in the city of Lagos, Nigeria on the 27 January 2002. ...


Geography

The city of Lagos lies in south-western Nigeria, on the Atlantic coast in the Gulf of Guinea, west of the Niger River delta, located on longitude 3° 24' E and latitude 6° 27' N. On this stretch of the high-rainfall West African coast, rivers flowing to the sea form swampy lagoons like Lagos Lagoon behind long coastal sand spits or sand bars. Some rivers, like Badagry Creek flow parallel to the coast for some distance before finding an exit through the sand bars to the sea. The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... Map of the Gulf of Guinea, showing the chain of islands formed by the Cameroon line of volcanoes. ... Map of Niger River with Niger River basin in green The Niger River is the principal river of western Africa, extending over 2500 miles (about 4180 km). ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...

One of the lagoons surrounding Lagos

The three major urban islands of Lagos in Lagos Lagoon are Lagos Island, Ikoyi, and Victoria. These islands are separated from the mainland by the main channel draining the lagoon into the Atlantic, which forms Lagos Harbour. The islands are separated from each other by creeks of varying sizes and are connected to Lagos Island by bridges. However the smaller sections of some creeks have been built over or filled in so today in places there is scarcely any water dividing Lagos Island and Ikoyi, or Victoria Island and Maroko. Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... Ikoyi is the name of a residential island that forms part of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... Victoria Island is the main business and financial centre of Lagos, Nigeria. ...


Lagos Island contains many of the largest markets in Lagos, its central business district, the central mosque, and the Oba's palace. Though largely derelict, Tinubu Square on Lagos Island is a site of historical importance; it was here that the Amalgamation ceremony that unified the North and South took place in 1914. The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... The Oba of Lagos is the traditional, yet ceremonial, sovereign of Lagos. ...


Ikoyi island, situated to the east of Lagos Island, housed the headquarters of the federal government and all other government buildings. It also has many hotels, and one of Africa's largest golf courses. Originally a middle class neighbourhood, in recent years, it has become a fashionable enclave for the upper middle class to the upper class. Ikoyi is the name of a residential island that forms part of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... This article is about the sport. ... Vacations to destinations such as Hawaii, shown above, may be seen as a hallmark of the Upper-middle class. ... Upper class is a concept in sociology that refers to the group of people at the top of a social hierarchy. ...


Ikeja houses the state government buildings and state parliament. Location of Ikeja in Nigeria Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. ...


The Victoria Island, Victoria Garden City and Lekki areas, situated to the south of Lagos Island, are wealthy enclaves that house Nigeria's ruling elite and the country's wealthiest. Victoria Island boasts of several sizeable commercial and shopping districts including Nigeria's largest mall and movie theatre (Silverbird Galleria). In addition to state-of-the-art housing, Lekki also offers another major mall (The Palms) and several trendy beaches.

Across the main channel of the lagoon from Lagos Island, a smaller island called Iddo Island lay close to the mainland, and today is connected to the mainland like a peninsula. Three large bridges join Lagos Island to the mainland: Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge which start from Iddo Island, and the Third Mainland Bridge which by-passes congested mainland suburbs through the lagoon. Image File history File links Victoria_Island. ... Image File history File links Victoria_Island. ... Victoria Island is the main business and financial centre of Lagos, Nigeria. ... Victoria Island is the main business and financial centre of Lagos, Nigeria. ... Eko Bridge is the shorter of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Third Mainland and Carter bridges. ... The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. ...


Most of the population of Lagos lives on the mainland, which is the site of industry and known for its music and nightlife, notably in areas around Yaba and Surulere, as well as the National Stadium Complex. Mainland districts include Ebute-Meta, Surulere, Yaba (Lagos) (site of the University of Lagos), Mushin, Maryland, Isolo, Ikotun, Ipaja, Ejigbo and Ikeja, site of Murtala Mohammed International Airport and the capital of Lagos State. Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant drug which induces a strong feeling of euphoria and is highly addictive. ... Surulere is a residential and commercial area located on Lagos mainland in Lagos State of Nigeria. ... Ebute Meta is a Yoruba word for a place known as three stations. ... Surulere is a residential and commercial area located on Lagos mainland in Lagos State of Nigeria. ... Yaba is a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... Mushin is a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. ... Location of Ikeja in Nigeria Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. ... Murtala Muhammed International Airport (IATA: LOS, ICAO: DNMM) is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is the major airport serving the city of Lagos, southwestern Nigeria and the entire nation. ...


Climate

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The climate in Lagos is similar to that of the rest of southern Nigeria. There are two rainy seasons, with the heaviest rains falling from April to July and a weaker rainy season in October and November. There is a brief relatively dry spell in August and September and a longer dry season from December to March. Monthly rainfall between May and July averages over 300 mm (12 in), while in August and September it is down to 75 mm (3 inches) and in January as low as 35 mm (1.5 inches). The main dry season is accompanied by harmattan winds from the Sahara Desert, which between December and early February can be quite strong. The average temperature in January is 27°C (79°F) and for July it is 25°C (77°F). On average the hottest month is March; with a mean temperature of 29°C (84°F); while July is the coolest month.[5] A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The Harmattan is a dry and dusty wind blowing northeast and west off the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea between November and March (winter). ... The Sahara is the worlds second largest desert (second to Antarctica), over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), located in northern Africa and is 2. ...


Administration and demographics

In terms of administration, Lagos is not a municipality and has therefore no overall city administration. The Municipality of Lagos, which covered Lagos Island, Ikoyi and Victoria Island as well as some mainland territory, was managed by the Lagos City Council (LCC), but it was disbanded in 1976 and divided into several Local Government Areas (most notably Lagos Island LGA, Lagos Mainland LGA and Eti-Osa LGA). The mainland beyond the Municipality of Lagos, on the other hand, comprised several separate towns and settlements such as Mushin, Ikeja and Agege. In the wake of the 1970s Nigerian oil boom, Lagos experienced a population explosion, untamed economic growth, and unmitigated rural migration. This caused the outlying towns and settlements to develop rapidly, thus forming the greater Lagos metropolis seen today. The history of Lagos is still evidenced in the layout of the LGAs which display the unique identities of the cultures that established them. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Nigeria has 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). ... Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... Lagos Mainland is a local government area in Lagos Division, Lagos State. ... Eti-Osa is a Local Government Area in Lagos Division, Lagos State Eti-Osa Local Government Category: ... Mushin is a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. ... Location of Ikeja in Nigeria Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. ... Agege is a suburb and local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State. ...


Today, the word Lagos most often refers to the urban area, called "Metropolitan Lagos" in Nigeria, which includes both the islands of the former Municipality of Lagos and the mainland suburbs. All of these are part of Lagos State, which now comprises 20 LGAs. Lagos State is responsible for utilities including roads and transportation, power, water, health, and education. Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... // History Lagos State, Nigeria was created on May 27, 1967 by virtue of State (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. ...


Metropolitan Lagos (a statistical division, and not an administrative unit) extends over 16 of the 20 LGAs of Lagos State, and contains 88% of the population of Lagos State, and includes semi-rural areas.


Lagos was the former capital city of Nigeria but it has since been replaced by Abuja. Abuja officially gained its status as the capital of Nigeria on 12 December 1991, although the decision to move the federal capital had been made in decree no. 6 of 1976. Capital City is a 60-minute television show produced by Euston Films that ran for 13 episodes in 1989 on ITV. This drama focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. ... Aso Rock Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Lagos is also home to the High Court of the Lagos State Judiciary, housed in an old colonial building on Lagos Island.[6] Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ...


Lagos has received increasing attention in urban studies since the 1990s due to architect Rem Koolhaas's study of the city. His observations have challenged previous assertions in the urban theory literature about what it means to be a modern city. He has shown that even though Lagos lacks infrastructure and organization, it functions. Recently Koolhaas became interested in the infrastructure built during the 1970s in Lagos, designed and executed by Yugoslav engineering company Energoprojekt, based in Belgrade. This article needs cleanup. ... Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA Rem Koolhaas (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. ...


Census data for Lagos

Map showing the 16 LGAs making up Metropolitan Lagos. Note that Metropolitan Lagos is a statistical area and not an administrative entity unlike Lagos State. Lagos State is made up of these 16 LGAs and 4 other larger LGAs not shown on the map.
Map showing the 16 LGAs making up Metropolitan Lagos. Note that Metropolitan Lagos is a statistical area and not an administrative entity unlike Lagos State. Lagos State is made up of these 16 LGAs and 4 other larger LGAs not shown on the map.

According to the preliminary results of the 2006 census, there are 7,937,932 inhabitants in Metropolitan Lagos.[2] This figure is lower than what had been anticipated and has created a controversy in Nigeria. Lagos Island, the central LGA and historic centre of Metropolitan Lagos, had a population of 209,437 as of the 2006 Census.[7] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution (898 × 473 pixel, file size: 92 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution (898 × 473 pixel, file size: 92 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nigeria has 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). ... // History Lagos State, Nigeria was created on May 27, 1967 by virtue of State (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. ... Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ...


Authorities of Lagos State have attacked the results of the 2006 census, accusing the National Population Commission of having undercounted the population of Lagos State, an accusation strongly denied by the National Population Commission.[8] [9]


Lagos is, by most estimates, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Lagos State is currently experiencing a population increase of about 275,000 persons per annum. In 1999 the United Nations predicted that the city's metropolitan area, which had only about 290,000 inhabitants in 1950, would exceed 20 million by 2010 and thus become one of the ten most populated cities in the world. This projection, however, must now be revised downward due to the results of the 2006 census. UN and U.N. redirect here. ...


Many residents of Lagos are poor, and live in slums such as Ajegunle, whilst there are districts of considerable wealth. Lagos, like many cities in developing countries, has attracted many young entrepreneurs and families seeking a better life from throughout Nigeria and beyond. Ajegunle is a famous slum in Lagos State, Nigeria. ...

The 16 LGAs of Metropolitan Lagos
Local Government Area Land area[1]
(in km²)
Population[2]
(2006 Census)
Density
(inh. per km²)
Agege 11.2 459,939 41,071
Ajeromi-Ifelodun 12.3 684,105 55,474
Alimosho 185.2 1,277,714 6,899
Amuwo-Odofin 134.6 318,166 2,364
Apapa
(home of the main port of Lagos)
26.7 217,362 8,153
Eti-Osa
(home of one of Lagos's largest business centres and of the upscale communities of Victoria Island and Ikoyi, formerly the residence of the Nigerian federal government)
192.3 287,785 1,496
Ifako-Ijaiye 26.6 427,878 16,078
Ikeja 46.2 313,196 6,785
Kosofe 81.4 665,393 8,174
Lagos Island
(the historical centre and commercial core of the Lagos agglomeration)
8.7 209,437 24,182
Lagos Mainland 19.5 317,720 16,322
Mushin 17,5 633,009 36,213
Ojo 158.2 598,071 3,781
Oshodi-Isolo 44.8 621,509 13,886
Somolu (aka Shomolu) 11.6 402,673 34,862
Surulere 23.0 503,975 21,912
Metropolitan Lagos 999.6 7,937,932 7,941

Nigeria has 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). ... Agege is a suburb and local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State. ... Ajeromi-Ifelodun is a Local Government Area in Badagry Division, Lagos State. ... Alimosho is a Local Government Area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State. ... Amuwo-Odofin is a local government area in Badagry Division, Lagos State. ... Apapa is a major port in Lagos, Nigeria, located on the western coast of Lagos Island. ... Eti-Osa is a Local Government Area in Lagos Division, Lagos State Eti-Osa Local Government Category: ... Victoria Island is the main business and financial centre of Lagos, Nigeria. ... Ikoyi is the name of a residential island that forms part of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... Ifako-Ijaiye is a local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State. ... Location of Ikeja in Nigeria Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. ... Kosofe is a local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State, Nigeria. ... Lagos Island is the principal island of the city of Lagos in Nigeria. ... Lagos Mainland is a local government area in Lagos Division, Lagos State. ... Mushin is a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. ... Ojo is a town and Local Government Area [1] in Lagos State, Nigeria. ... Oshodi-Isolo is a local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State. ... Somolu (aka Shomolu) is a local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State. ... Surulere is a residential and commercial area located on Lagos mainland in Lagos State of Nigeria. ...

Economy

Lagos high-rise on Victoria Island

Lagos is Nigeria's most prosperous city, and much of the nation's wealth and economic activity are concentrated there. The commercial, financial and business centre of Lagos and of Nigeria remains the business district of Lagos Island, where most of the country's largest banks and financial institutions are located. More than half of Nigeria's industrial capacity is located in Lagos's mainland suburbs, particularly in the Ikeja industrial estate. A wide range of manufactured goods are produced in the city, including machinery, motor vehicles, electronic equipment, chemicals, beer, processed food, and textiles.


The standard of living is higher in Lagos than in the rest of Nigeria, as residents have considerably greater access to food, fresh water, indoor plumbing, and modern technology.


The Port of Lagos is Nigeria's leading port and one of the largest in Africa. It is administered by the Nigerian Port Authority and is split into three main sections: Lagos port, in the main channel next to Lagos Island, no longer used much, Apapa Port (site of the container terminal) and Tin Can Port, both located in Badagry Creek which flows into the Lagos Harbour from the west.[10] The port features a railhead. Apapa is a major port in Lagos, Nigeria, located on the western coast of Lagos Island. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... Apapa is a major port in Lagos, Nigeria, located on the western coast of Lagos Island. ... A Railhead is a terminus of a railway line that interfaces with another tranport mode, for example shipping. ...


The port handles imports of consumer goods, foodstuffs, motor vehicles, machinery, and industrial raw materials. Its export trade in timber and agricultural products such as cacao and groundnuts has declined since the early 1970s, although the port has seen growing amounts of crude oil exported, with export figures rising between 1997 and 2000.[11] Oil and petroleum products provide 20% of GDP and 95% of foreign exchange earnings in Nigeria as a whole.[12] For the town in French Guiana, see Cacao, French Guiana. ... This article is about peanut, the food. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Petro redirects here. ... The foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX) market exists wherever one currency is traded for another. ...


Transport

The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. ...

Highways

Lagos has suburban trains and has modern ferry services.Highways are congested, due in part to the geography of the city, as well as to its explosive population growth.


Local roads in Lagos vary in quality from well-maintained to pothole-ridden. The freeways were built by German contractors, most notably Julius Berger PLC. Most freeways are currently in working shape. The Lagos–Ibadan expressway and the Lagos–Abeokuta expressway are the major arterial routes in the north of the city and serve as inter-state highways to Oyo State and Ogun State respectively. To the west the congested Badagry Expressway serves outlying suburbs such as Festac Town as well as being an international highway (see below). The Julius Berger Nigeria PLC logo Julius Berger Nigeria PLC is a German construction company in Nigeria. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A typical expressway in Santa Clara County, California. ... Location of Abeokuta in Nigeria Abeokuta is a city of southwest Nigeria, situated at , on the Ogun river, 64 miles north of Lagos by railway, or 81 miles by water. ... A typical expressway in Santa Clara County, California. ... Ọyọ State is an inland state in south-western Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan. ... Ogun State is a state in South-western Nigeria. ... Badagry is a coastal town in South West Nigeria, lying between Lagos and the border with Benin. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lagos. ...


The city is teeming with poor quality transit buses known to locals as Danfos or Molues, as well as taxi motorcycles known as Okadas. Both means of transport are a vital part of Lagos's transport network, however, they are notorious for vehicle collisions and robberies. Many foreign tourists avoid travelling on them. A share taxi is a mode of transport that falls between private transport and conventional bus transport, with a fixed route, but the convenience of stopping anywhere to pick or drop passengers, etc. ... A share taxi is a mode of transport that falls between private transport and conventional bus transport, with a fixed route, but the convenience of stopping anywhere to pick or drop passengers, etc. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... Okada refers to commercial motorcycles in Nigeria. ...


An agency called Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA)[13] has been created to solve the transport problems in Lagos. The Bus Rapid Transit scheme was launched on 4 June 2006.[14] This article is about high-capacity bus transit systems. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


BRT (Lagbus)

Lagos is building a bus rapid transit system and the first phase was completed by the end of February, 2008. It is expected operate on eight routes on special BRT Lanes running through the city but will expand its operation. First phase of the Lagos BRT to run from Mile 12 through Ikorodu Road and Funsho Williams Avenue up to CMS started operation on the 17th of March, 2008 following six months of delays and two weeks of test runs.


It is projected that the system will carry up to 10,000 passengers per direction per hour during peak travel hours. The LAMATA BRT corridor is about 22 kilometres in length.Two operators, NURTW Cooperative (Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers) and LAGBUS, a Lagos State Government owned Asset Management Company are contributing about 180 high capacity buses for the implementation of the first phase Mile 12 to CMS BRT Lite system.


International Highways

Lagos's importance as a commercial centre and port and its strategic location have led to it being the end-point of three Trans-African Highway routes using Nigeria's national roads: The Trans-African Highway network comprises transcontinental road projects in Africa being developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (ADB), and the African Union in conjunction with regional international communities. ...

  • The Trans-West African Coastal Highway leaves the city as the Badagry Expressway to Benin and beyond as far as Dakar and Nouakchott.
  • The Trans-Sahara Highway to Algiers, which is close to completion, leaves the city as the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
  • The Lagos-Mombasa Highway also leaves the city as the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, but the route is far from completion between East Africa and West Africa and is practical only for travel to neighbouring Cameroon.

The Trans-West African Coastal Highway is a transnational highway project to link 12 West African coastal nations, from Mauritania in the north-west of the region to Nigeria in the east, with feeder roads already existing to two landlocked countries, Mali and Burkina Faso. ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... Nouakchott department Nouakchott (Arabic: ‎ or ‎ [alleged translation from Berber The place of the winds] NawākÅ¡Å«á¹­) is the capital and by far the largest city of Mauritania, and is Saharas largest city if one excludes marginal cases like Cairo (in the Nile River Delta) and the cities north of... The Trans-Sahara Highway is a transnational highway project to pave, improve and ease border formalities on an existing trade route across the Sahara Desert. ... This article is about the capital of Algeria. ... The Lagos-Mombasa Highway (also known as the Mombasa-Lagos Highway) is Trans-African Highway 8 and is principal road route between West and East Africa. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...

Railways

Lagos has functional highways that provide functional round-the-clock service.


Ferries

Lagos State Ferry Services Corporation runs a few regular routes, for example between Lagos Island and the mainland, modern ferries and wharves. Private boats run irregular passenger services on the lagoon and on some creeks. Many routes are expected to get on-board in 1Q 2008


Airports

Lagos is served by Murtala Mohammed International Airport, one of the largest airports in Africa and the top international air passenger gateway to Nigeria. The airport is located in the northern suburb of Ikeja and consists of a domestic and international terminal. With 3.8 million passengers in 2005 the airport accounts for almost fifty percent of all air traffic in Nigeria. Furthermore, outbound international travel from Murtala Mohammed accounts for 73 percent of all air passengers traveling internationally to and from Nigeria.[15] Image File history File links LagosAirport. ... Image File history File links LagosAirport. ... Murtala Muhammed International Airport (IATA: LOS, ICAO: DNMM) is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is the major airport serving the city of Lagos, southwestern Nigeria and the entire nation. ... Murtala Muhammed International Airport (IATA: LOS, ICAO: DNMM) is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is the major airport serving the city of Lagos, southwestern Nigeria and the entire nation. ...


Culture

Music & film industry

Lagos is famous throughout West Africa for its music scene. Lagos has given birth to a variety of styles such as highlife, juju, fuji, and Afrobeat. In recent years Lagos has been the fore-runner with African styled hip-hop branded Afrohip-hop. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... Highlife is a musical genre that originated in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria in the 1920s and spread to other West African countries. ... This article is about the style of music, for other meanings of the word juju, see juju. ... Fuji is a style of popular Nigerian music, It evolved from the muslim were ramadan night dance in Isale-Eko part of Lagos. ... Afrobeat is a combination of Yoruba music, jazz, Highlife, and funk rhythms, fused with African percussion and vocal styles, popularized in Africa in the 1970s. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ...


Lagos is the centre of the Nigerian film industry, often referred to as 'Nollywood.' Many of the large film producers have offices in Surulere, Lagos, though there aren't any film studios in Nollywood, in the Hollywood sense. Idumota market on Lagos Island is the primary distribution centre. Also many films are shot in the Festac area of Lagos. Nollywood is a name given to the Nigerian video movie industry. ... Nollywood is a name given to the Nigerian video movie industry. ... ...


The cinemas are gradually losing their supporters to the movie industry. Yoruba films happen to be the most watched in the cinemas, followed by Indian films. Films are not premiered for a long period of time in the western sense, especially with Yoruba films. The English spoken films move directly from the studios to the market. Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal term popularly used for Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ...


Iganmu is home to the National Arts Theatre — the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. North view The National Arts Theatre is the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. ...


Football

As in the rest of Nigeria, football is the most popular sport. The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) and the Lagos State Football Association (LAFA) are both based in Lagos. A prominent Lagos soccer club Julius Berger FC, members of the Nigerian Premier League; the team, owned by the Julius Berger Construction Company, is set to close in 2008, potentially leaving Lagos without a Premier League team.[16] Soccer redirects here. ... The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) organises domestic and international soccer in Nigeria. ... Julius Berger FC is a Nigerian soccer club owner by the Julius Berger Construction Company and based in Lagos. ... The Nigerian Premier League (NPL) is the highest level of domestic Nigerian soccer. ...


The Nigerian national football team, also known as the Super Eagles, used to play almost all of their home games in Lagos; however, games are now split between the Surelere Stadium in Lagos and the larger, newer Abuja Stadium in Abuja, which may soon become the default home of the Super Eagles.[17][18] First International Ghana 1 - 0 Nigeria (Accra, Ghana; 28 May 1950) Largest win Nigeria 8 - 1 Uganda (Ismailia, Egypt; 23 September 1991) Worst defeat Ghana 7 - 0 Nigeria (Accra, Ghana; 1 June 1955) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1994) Best result Round 2, 1994 and 1998 African Nations Cup... Surelere Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Lagos, Nigeria. ... [1][2][3] Abuja Stadium, built in 2003, is an all-seater national sports stadium located in Abuja, Nigeria. ... Aso Rock Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. ...


Tourism

Coastline, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos

Lagos is not a popular tourist destination, as it is primarily business-oriented and has a reputation for chaos, danger and squalor amongst some foreigners. While such aspects exist in some places, others appreciate the culture and vitality which can be found in the city as well. Visitors are also drawn to the musical heritage of Lagos, such as fuji music (see Music section).[19] There are tourist attractions such as the Oba's Palace and modern facilities for international visitors exist particularly in Ikoyi and Victoria Island, such as the Silverbird Galleria, The Palms Shopping Mall, Eko Hotels & Suites & City Mall. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...


Education

The Lagos State Government operates state schools.[20] The education system is the 6-3-3-4 system, which is practised throughout the country (as well as by many other ECOWAS states). The levels are Primary, Junior Secondary School (JSS), Senior Secondary School (SSS), and university. All children are offered basic education, with special focus on the first six years. Their family's finances may determine how far the child will go after this. The Economic Community of West African States is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded on May 28, 1975 when 15 West African countries signed the Treaty of Lagos. ...


Lagos is home to four universities, several colleges and other centres of learning. Some examples are listed below.


Colleges

  • [Anwar-ul-islam Model College,] Agege, Lagos, first muslim college in West Africa, 1948
  • Igbobi College established by the Methodist and Anglican Churches in 1932, in Yaba.
  • King's College, Lagos was founded in 1909 on Lagos Island.
  • Methodist Boy's High School, Lagos was founded in 1878 on Lagos Island.
  • Nigerian Institute of Medical Research
  • Queen's College, Lagos was founded in 1927 while Nigeria was still a British colony. It is a government-owned girl's secondary (high) school with boarding facilities located in the Yaba suburb.
  • The Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls founded in 1991, is a six year preparatory college to help girls to prepare for University. It is located in Ikeja.
  • St. Gregory College is also one of the notable schools located at Obalende.
  • Federal Government College Lagos located at Ijanikin
  • Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry Lagos.
  • Lagoon Secondary School
  • White Sands School
  • Atlantic Hall School
  • American International School
  • British International School
  • Dowen College
  • Lekki British International High School
  • Green Springs School
  • Grange School
  • Baptist Academy was established by the Baptist Churches in 1875?, Obanikoro, Ikorodu Road.
  • International School Lagos, Unilag, Akoka.
  • Grace High School, Gbagada.

Igbobi College is a college established by the Methodist and Anglican Churches in 1932, in the Yaba suburb of Lagos, Lagos State, southern Nigeria. ... College logo Kings College Lagos was founded on 20 September 1909 with 10 students on its original site at Lagos Island, adjacent to Tafawa Balewa Square. ... Situated in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria, Queens College, Lagos is often referred to as the sister college of Kings College, Lagos. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Polytechnics

  • Lagos State Polytechnic is a polytechnic comprising of 5 schools and was founded 25 years ago. Its main campus resides at ikorodu, along Igebuode road.
  • Lagos City Polytechnic

The term polytechnic, from the Greek πολύ polú meaning many and τεχνικός tekhnikós meaning arts, is commonly used in many countries to describe an institution that delivers vocational or technical education and training, other countries do not use the term and use alternative terminology. ...

Universities

  • Cetep University
  • Lagos City University (formerly Yaba College of Technology) was the first higher institution in the country, and one of the first in Africa.
  • The Pan-African University is primarily a business school, offering two MBA programmes. Founded in 1996 and awarded University status in 2002, it consists of the Lagos Business School and of Enterprise Development Services. The University also places some emphasis on the study of art.
  • The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is a large institution dating from 1962, with over 35,000 students. It comprises 13 faculties, run by over 4,000 staff.[21]
  • Lagos State University (LASU) is a large university with many campuses all over Lagos and it is owned by the state government it is located along the Badagry Expressway.aka Agbero school

The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ...

New Districts

Eko Atlantic City

Eko Atlantic city is a planned district to be constructed, intended to be built on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. The proposed development is targeting 250,000 residents and 200,000 commuters flowing daily to the island. The project is planned to return the coast to its position in the 1950s and 1960s, reversing damage done by erosion.[22]


Sister Cities

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See also

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Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Summing the 16 LGAs making up Metropolitan Lagos (Agege, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa, Eti-Osa, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikeja, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, Surulere) as per:
    The Nigeria Congress. Administrative Levels - Lagos State. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  2. ^ a b c d Summing the 16 LGAs making up Metropolitan Lagos (Agege, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa, Eti-Osa, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikeja, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, Surulere) as per:
    Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15th May, 2007). Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  3. ^ Edo Nation - The Origin of Eko (Lagos)
  4. ^ [http://apps.atlantaga.gov/sister/lagos/nigeria/lagos.html "A Brief History of Lagos State." Website of City of Atlanta, Georgia - Sister City, checked 24/7/07.
  5. ^ BBC - Weather Centre - World Weather - Average Conditions - Lagos
  6. ^ Lagos Judiciary
  7. ^ Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette (15th May, 2007). Legal Notice on Publication of the Details of the Breakdown of the National and State Provisional Totals 2006 Census (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  8. ^ Obasola, Kemi. "Lagos rejects population commission's figures", The Punch, Punch Nigeria Limited, via Biafra Nigeria World News, 2007-02-05. Retrieved on 2007-12-11. 
  9. ^ Government of Nigeria, National Population Commission (8th February, 2007). Lagos State Claim on the Provisional Result of the 2006 Census is Unfounded (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  10. ^ OT Africa Line - Nigeria Page
  11. ^ OT Africa Line - Lagos Port Statistics
  12. ^ CIA World Factbook - Nigeria
  13. ^ Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority
  14. ^ . The foreign tourists now have no cause to worry about.Lagos State Official website
  15. ^ Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. Data & Statistics. Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  16. ^ Nigeria Sports
  17. ^ World Stadiums - Nigeria
  18. ^ RSSSF - Nigeria Results
  19. ^ Lagos City
  20. ^ Education
  21. ^ University of Lagos official website
  22. ^ Elumoye, Deji. "'Eko Atlantic City Underway'", Thisday (via allAfrica.com), AllAfrica Global Media, 2007-09-26. Retrieved on 2008-02-04. 

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