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Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and the administrative capital of the State of the same name. Lagos is a port city located on the Slave coast in the Beninbukta, Guineabukten in the South of Nigeria by Ogunelva. Lagos is Africa's second most populous urban area, after Cairo in Egypt. Lagos is one of the world's fastest-growing cities. Lagos was the capital of Nigeria's until 1991, when the Abuja was appointed to the new capital. Lagos is still the country's economic centre and the seat of many State Governments.


Lagos has one of the few natural harbours on the African West Coast. On one side of the Harbour entrance is Lagosøya with the city centre. On the other side lies the District of Apapa, which is the port city. Lagos is surrounded by a lagoon and mangrove landscape next to the coast. Further into the country's tropical rain forest mixed with plantations of, among others, cassava and corn.

Lagos is famous throughout Africa for his music life. Lagos has been the origin of a number of styles such as Nigerian hip hop, highlife, juju, fuji, and Afrobeat. Lagos is the Nigerian film industry, often referred to as "«Nollywood". Many films are shot in the Festac area of Lagos.

Lagos, after the modernization, is gradually becoming a major tourist destination, one of the largest of the cities in Africa and in the world. Lagos has many sandy beaches by the Atlantic Ocean as the Badagry Beach, Eleko Beach, Elegushi, Alpha beach. Two of the most popular beaches include Bar Beach and Lekki Beach. Lagos has a range of three-to five-star hotels. Other places of interest include The Tafawa Balewa Square, Festac town, Lekki Conservation Centre, The Remembrance Arcade and Slave the Quay in Badagry.
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