Lagos

Visiting Lagos Nigeria

Lagos is a city in the West African nation of Nigeria. It is additionally the most populated city in Nigeria as well as on the whole African mainland, with the majority of the population centred on Lagos Island. Moreover, it is also Nigeria’s biggest city and one of the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa. Named after the Portuguese word for tidal pond, Lagos has been a Yoruba port, a British political focus and, until 1991, Nigeria’s capital. Here’s what you need to know about visiting Lagos Nigeria.

History

Lagos was first occupied by Yoruba anglers and seekers by the late fifteenth century. The Portuguese initially arrived on Lagos Island in 1472, embarked on trade, and enjoyed good relationships with the locals. In 1851 a maritime assault on Lagos was done by the British in an effort to put an end to the slave exchange. The slave exchange kept on developing, be that as it may, until Lagos went under British control in 1861. Initially administered as a British crown state, Lagos was a piece of the United Kingdom’s West African Settlements from 1866 to 1874.

In 1960 Lagos turned into the capital of autonomous Nigeria. Until 1975 it was the capital of Lagos state, and until December 1991 it was the government capital of Nigeria. Ikeja supplanted Lagos as the state capital, and Abuja replaced Lagos as the government capital. To date Lagos is one of the biggest urban communities in West Africa. It is also occupied by in excess of 20 million individuals. It is no wonder therefore that it is the fifth most crowded city on the planet.

Geography

Firstly, the geology of Lagos is ruled by its arrangement of islands, sandbars, and lagoons. Lagos is then arranged into two fundamental geological regions, the island and the mainland. The city itself spreads more than four fundamental islands: Lagos, Iddo, Ikoyi, and Victoria. These islands are linked with one another and to the terrain by an arrangement of bridges.

Economy & trade

The city of Lagos is a noteworthy monetary point of convergence in Nigeria, creating around 10% of the nation’s GDP. Lagos is additionally the significant Information Communications and Telecommunications (ICT) center of West Africa. This metropolitan city is also a focal point of business, trade, commerce, finance and education. Moreover, the chief manufacturing enterprises in Lagos incorporate vehicle assembling, as Will as food and drinks processing. Furthermore, pharmaceutical and textile manufacturing are likewise financially essential. In addition the fishing industry is also a significant economic contributor. Lastly, the Port of Lagos is Nigeria’s driving port and one of the biggest and busiest in Africa.

Getting around

To start with, the city is the western end of the nation’s street and railroad systems. In addition the airplane terminal at Ikeja gives local and universal services. It is also important to note that Lagos has one of the biggest and most broad street infrastructure  in West Africa. This is especially important to cater for the large Lagos population. Whatsmore, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, also known as Lagos International Airport, serves Lagos. The airport is one of Africa’s largest and busiest airports. Transportation in and around Lagos by means of rail is likewise conceivable through a few intercity and passenger trains.

Education

The Lagos metropolitan region is additionally a noteworthy instructive and social focus. The University of Lagos, the National Library, the Lagos City Libraries, and the National Museum are all located in the city or surrounding suburbs. All the previously mentioned give superb chronicled instances of Nigerian expressions and artworks.  Lagos is home to different primary, secondary schools, colleges and other professional foundations. Primarily these are either Government funded or  operated by private entities.

Fun facts

The city is likewise the central command of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority.

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