Aerial view of Lagos in 1929
Map of Lagos' initial city boundaries, showing its contemporary districts. This definition is rarely used in the present day; the expanded metropolitan area is now a more accepted definition of Lagos.
Lekki Conservation Centre canopy walk
Lagos Marina
Victoria Island
Civic Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos
A map showing the 16 LGAs making up Lagos Metropolitan Area
Lagos market scene
Apapa port
Entrance of the Lekki Free Trade Zone
Construction of the Dangote Raffinerie
Tree growing in Freedom Park
Tinubu Square
National Stadium.
The Lagos Black Heritage Festival Parade, 2012
Lekki Beach in Lagos
The Cathedral Church of Christ Marina on Lagos Island
Arewa Traditional Kitchen
Lagos Business School
Lagos Business School's Cafeteria
Dowen College in Lagos
University of Lagos
Toll gates and roads at the Lekki-Ẹpẹ Expressway
Lagos, its ports, airports, free trade zone and light rail system
Distilling column of the Dangote refinery in compare to a Saturn rocket
Pharmacy in Epe

Largest city in Nigeria and the second most populous city in Africa, with a population of 15.3 million as of 2022 within the city proper.

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Royal Benin ivory mask, one of Nigeria's most recognized artifacts. Benin Empire, 16th century.
Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard who as Governor-General of Nigeria led the amalgamation of the Northern Nigeria Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.
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The Republic of Biafra in June 1967, when it declared its independence from the rest of Nigeria
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Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) with United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in August 2014
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Palm plantation in Delta State
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A proportional representation of Nigeria exports, 2019
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Oil facility at Bonny Island, Rivers State
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Countries by natural gas proven reserves (2014). Nigeria has the largest reserves in Africa.
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The Abuja National Mosque
National Church of Nigeria, Abuja
Nigerian states that implement some form of sharia law (in green)
A hospital in Abuja
The University of Lagos
A Nigerian police officer at the Eyo festival in Lagos
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Nigerian women in tech
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Wizkid is a popular musician in Nigeria, Africa and worldwide.
Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigerian football supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Imota Rice Mill, close to Lagos
Oil and gas fields in the Niger delta
The world's biggest distilling column at the Dangote refinery in comparison
Pharmacy in Epe
Ituen Basi, Lagos based Nigerian fashion designer

The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa.

Lagos Island

Detailed map of Lagos Island
Aerial view of CMS, Lagos Island East, Lagos-Nigeria
Aerial view of Marina, Lagos Island East, Lagos-Nigeria
Cathedral Church CMS, Lagos Island East, Lagos-Nigeria
Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Marina, Lagos Island
Lagos Cathedral, Marina, Lagos Island
Marina Bus Stop, Lagos Island
Nigerian Ports Authority, Marina, Lagos Island
CMS Lagos
CMS Motor Park
CMS road
CMS route to Marina, Lagos
Civic Towers
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1004 building, lekki road, Lagos
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thumb|Remembrance Arcade, Lagos Island

Lagos Island (Ìsàlẹ̀ Èkó) is the principal and central local government area (LGA) in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Executive housing in Marine Road Apapa in 1986

Apapa is a Local Government Area in Lagos, located to the west of Lagos Island.


Capital of Lagos State in southwestern Nigeria.

Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
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Simbiat Abiola way, Ikeja
Simbiat Abiola way, Ikeja
Simbiat Abiola way, Ikeja
Ogun river
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It lies 10.5 miles (17 km) northwest of Lagos city.


Region comprising a number of metropolises, cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.

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Lagos is a conurbation formed through the merged development of the initial Lagos city area with other cities and towns, such as Ikeja, Ojo, along with various suburban communities like Agege, Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye, Kosofe, Mushin, Oshodi and Shomolu.


Amikanle Market, Surulere community
Ayodeji Balogun, Wizkid.

Surulere is a residential and commercial Local Government Area located on the mainland of Lagos in Lagos State, Nigeria, with an area of 23 km2.

Western State (Nigeria)

Formed in 1967 when the Western Region was subdivided into the states of Lagos and Western State.

Lagos can be said to be the most prominent state with over 20 million people residing therein.


Capital and eighth most populous city of Nigeria.

National Assembly Building with Mace, Abuja, Nigeria
Hilton, Abuja
Sheraton, Abuja
National Christian Centre
Abuja National Mosque
Spectators at a football match held at the Abuja National Stadium
Jabi lake
National Children's Park and Zoo
Jabi lake mall
Millennium Park in Maitama District
Millennium Park water fountain at night
Abuja, Nigeria
Green hills in Abuja
View of Abuja from Katampe hill
Cars on Sani Abacha way, Abuja
Abuja-Kubwa expressway part of the A234 highway in Nigeria
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Abuja Rail Mass Transit map
Abuja city gate
Zuma rock
Terminal at the Abuja International Airport
Nigeria's National Assembly Building with the Mace
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Shehu Musa Yar'adua Center
Glass Dome of Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre in Abuja
Side view of Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja
Usman Dam, Bwari Abuja
Nigeria Senate Building (Red Chamber)
Millennium Park
Abuja Millennium Park

It replaced Lagos, the country's most populous city, as the capital on 12 December 1991.

Lagos State

State in southwestern Nigeria.

Imota rice mill
Map of Greater Lagos with bridge, Manhattan as compare
Artificial island with bridge
Bridge exit

Named for the city of Lagos—the most populous city in Africa—the state was formed from the Western Region and the former Federal Capital Territory on 27 May 1967.

Urban area

Human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

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