Monday, 5 February 2018

Quick Facts About Lagos,Map,Island,Mainland,Local Governments And History


Lasgidi,Lagos,Èkó, Etc whatever name you call it,Lagos remains the heart of Nigerian trade and commerce. 

Over the years many people has moved to Lagos to seek for a better future,however not much is really known about Nigeria's 
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economic hub and center,this article contains quick facts about Lagos,Map,Island,Mainland,Local Governments and History that you never knew.


Q: what are the facts abut Lagos State?
A:

Quick Facts About Lagos,Map,Island,Mainland,Local Governments And History.

  • Lagos has the smallest land mass in Nigeria,yet its the biggest and most populated Nigerian city.
  • Lagos is also the largest City in Africa.
  • Also the most populous city in Afrca.
  • Lagos is also one of the major financial centres in Africa
  • Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
  • The Third Mainland Bridge connects Lagos Island to the mainland.

Read Also: Interesting Facts About The Third Mainland Bridge

  • Lagos was estimated to be called home by over 21 Million Nigerians. 
  • The Name Lagos Means ‘Lakes’ was given by a Portuguese explorer, Rui de Sequeira when he visited the area in 1472.
  • There is a municipality called 'Lagos' in portugal.
  • Lagos contains two main areas,the Mainland and the Island.
  • Ikeja is the Capital of Lagos State.
  • Lagos was the capital of Nigeria until 1991.
  • Lagos has 20 LGAs (Local Government Areas)
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  • Railway links and telephone cables connecting Lagos to London had was established in 1886.
  • Electric street lighting and bulbs was introduced in the city in 1898.
  • Lagos experienced rapid growth and expansion between 1960s and 1970s due to Nigeria's economic boom.
  • Lagos is the financial powerhouse of Nigeria.
  • Three major bridges join the island to the mainland. They are the Carter Bridge,the Eko Bridge and the Third Mainland Bridge.
  • Lagos has the tallest skyline in Nigeria.
  • Lagos has been ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world.
  • Lagos residents have one of the highest standards of living in Nigeria and in Africa.
  • The Port of Lagos is one of the largest and busiest in Africa.
  • Lagos has given birth to some of the world's renowned music genre such as Afrobeat,Sakara music, Nigerian hip hop, highlife, juju, and fuji.
  • Lagos is the centre of the Nigerian movie industry, the Largest movie industry in Africa,and the 3rd largest in the world often referred to as 'Nollywood'.
  • Lagos has one of the largest and most extensive road networks in West Africa.
  • Lagos has more road network than any other city in Nigeria.

Q: How many Local government areas does Lagos State have?

A: Lagos has 20 local government areas.

Q:List all the Local Government Areas in Lagos?
A:
  • Alimosho
  • Ajeromi-Ifelodun
  • Kosofe
  • Mushin
  • Oshodi-Isolo
  • Ojo
  • Ikorodu
  • Surulere
  • Agege
  • Ifako-Ijaye
  • Shomolu
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  • Amuwo-odofin
  • Lagos Mainland
  • Ikeja
  • Eti-osa
  • Badagry
  • Apapa
  • Lagos Island
  • Epe
  • Ibeju-Lekki

Q: List the Popular Towns and Area Under Lagos Mainland?

A:
  • Ebute-Metta
  • Surulere
  • Yaba
  • Ikeja (the state capital)
  • Mushin
  • Maryland
  • Somolu
  • Oshodi
  • Oworonshoki
  • Isolo
  • Ikotun 
  • Iju-Ishaga
  • Egbeda
  • Ketu
  • Bariga
  • Ipaja
  • Ejibgo 
  • Agege  
  • Dopemu 
  • Idi Oro 
  • Akowonjo
  • Alausa
  • Agidinbgi 
  • Oregun
  • Apapa
  • Gbagada
  • Medina 
  • Gbagada Phase 1 
  • Gbagada Phase 2
  • Iju
  • Ishaga
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  • Alagbado
  • Ifako-Ijaiye 
  • Meiran
  • Ikeja G.R.A
  • Isolo
  • Okota 
  • Ago Palace
  • Cele
  • Magodo Shangisha
  • Shangisha
  • Mende
  • Onigbonbo
  • Mile 12
  • Ikorodu
  • Gberigbe
  • Ibeshe
  • Ogba
  • Omole 
  • Ojodu 
  • Berger 
  • Magodo Isheri
  • Opebi 
  • Allen Avenue
  • Oshodi 
  • Ajao Estate
  • Shogunle
  • Mafoluku
  • Bode Thomas
  • Yaba
  • Sabo
  • Alagomeji

Q: List some of the Popular Towns and Area Under Lagos Island?

A:
  • Banana Island
  • Victoria Island
  • Idumota
  • Ikoyi
  • Lekki
  • Ajah
  • Epe
  • Agungi
  • Osapa
  • Badore
  • Parkview
  • Ibeju
  • Eleko
  • Akodo 
  • Eputu 
  • Langbasa
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  • Falomo 
  • Awolowo Road
  • Ikate 
  • Elegushi
  • Ikota
  • Igbo Efon 
  • Abijo 
  • Ajiran
  • Lagos Island 
  • C.M.S
  • Onikan
  • Obalende
  • Lekki Expressway
  • Lekki Phase 1 
  • Lekki Phase 2
  • Marina 
  • Apongbon
  • Broad Street
  • Ogombo 
  • Okun Ajah 
  • Sangotedo 
  • Awoyaya
  • Victoria Island Annex 
  • Oniru


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