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Lagos is a main port and the most heavily populated conurbation in Nigeria. It is presently 2nd most densely inhabited city in Africa, after Cairo, and is currently estimated to be the second fastest developing city in Africa and the 7th fastest in the world. The estimated population of the metropolitan area is around 7,937,932 (2006), the estimated population of the Lagos State is about 17,553,924. It is based on conducted enumeration for social planning. Since the inhabitants of the metropolitan area of Lagos constitute 88% of the Lagos State population, the population of metropolitan Lagos is about 15.5 million.

Previously it was the capital of Nigeria, Lagos is a large metropolis which originated on islands separated by creeks like Lagos Island, that fringe the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the mean of long sand spits such as Bar Beach which stretch up to 100 km eastern and western side of the mouth.

From the day of its establishment 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. There are Lagos Outskirts like Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry and recently more local councils have been created to bring the total numbers of local government to 56. The city of Lagos is the economic and financial capital of Nigeria.

The majority of the inhabitants of the city live on the mainland, and most industries are situated in this area. Lagos is known for its music and night life which used to be situated in areas around Yaba and Surulere but in recent years more night clubs have established on the island making the island especially Victoria Island, the major nightlife attraction. The mainland of the city includes Ebute-Meta, Surulere, Yaba and Ikeja, site of Murtala Muhammed International Airport and capital of Lagos State.

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