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Lagos
Ceety centre & skyline o Lagos shawn frae above

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Nickname(s): Lasgidi[1][2]
Lagos is located in Nigerie
Lagos
Lagos
Lagos shawn within Nigerie
Coordinates: 6°27′11″N 3°23′45″E / 6.45306°N 3.39583°E / 6.45306; 3.39583
Kintra Banner o Nigerie Nigerie
State Lagos State
LGA Lagos Island
Lagos Mainland
Government
 • Govrenor Babatunde Fashola (ACN)
Area[3]
 • Urban 999.6 km2 (385.9 sq mi)
Population (2006 census, preliminary)[4]
 • City 7,937,932
 • Density 7,941/km2 (20,170/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1) (UTC+1)
HDI Increase 0.720 (heich)
HDI rank 1st (2011)
Website lagosstate.gov.ng

Lagos (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈleɪɡɒs/[5] LAY-gos;[6] Edo: Èkó)[7][8] is a port an the maist populous conurbation in Nigerie. Wi a population o 7,937,932, it is currently the seicont maist populous ceety in Africae efter Cairo, an is estimatit tae be the fastest growin ceety in Africae (UN-HABITAT, 2008) an the seivent fastest growin in the warld.[9] Lagos is the economic an financial caipital o Nigerie an wis ance the caipital o Nigerie.

Lagos wis oreeginally inhabitit bi the Awori subgroup o the Yoruba fowk. Unner the leadership o their Olofin the Awori moved tae an island nou cried Iddo an then tae the lairger Lagos Island. In the 15t century the Awori settlement wis attacked bi the Benin Empire follaein a quarrel an the island became a Benin war-camp cried "Eko" unner Oba Orhogba, the Oba o Benin o the time.[8][10]

Lagos is a huge metropolis which oreeginatit on islands separatit bi creeks such as Lagos Island that fringe the soothwast mouth o Lagos Lagoon protectit frae the Atlantic Ocean bi lang sand spits such as Bar Beach which stretch up tae 100 km east an wast o the mouth. Frae the beginnin Lagos haes spread on the mainland wast o the lagoon an the conurbation, includin Ikeja an Agege, nou reaches mair than 40 km north-wast o Lagos Island. There are suburbs like Ikorodu, Epe an Badagry an recently mair local cooncils hae been creatit tae bring the total number o local govrenments in Lagos tae 57.

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  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. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. 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 29 June 2007. 
  4. 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:
    "2006 Population Census". National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria. May 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  5. Lagos (Dictionary.com Unabridged ed.), Random House, Inc., retrieved 2010-10-29 
  6. Room, Adrian (2007). The pronunciation of placenames: a worldwide dictionary. McFarland. p. 108. ISBN 0-786-42941-0. 
  7. Olupọna, Jacob Obafẹmi Kẹhinde; Rey, Terry (2008). Òrìşà devotion as world religion: the globalization of Yorùbá religious culture. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 132. ISBN 0-299-22460-0. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Williams, Lizzie (2008). Nigeria: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 110. ISBN 1-841-62239-7. 
  9. World's fastest growing cities and urban areas from 2006 to 2020, by CityMayors.com
  10. Smith, Robert Sydney (1988). Kingdoms of the Yoruba (3 ed.). University of Wisconsin Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-299-11604-2.