If you’re looking to know the geographical extent of Lagos, then you’re just on the right page. Here we’ll be looking at the Lagos map as well as the Lagos State map. Now, don’t get confused. What we mean is that this article would address the topic from two standpoints: Lagos as a city, and Lagos as a state.
Lagos map: Map of Lagos metropolitan area
The city of Lagos is a city within the state that bears the same name, Lagos state. It is the largest city in Nigeria and Africa, and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Widely referred to as a megacity, Lagos is an industrial and comnmercial hub, which houses one of the world’s largest and busiest ports.
Lagos (city) comprises 16 of the 20 local government areas of Lagos state, including Ikeja and takes up a whopping 37 percent of the state’s total land area. Interestingly, it also plays home to over 80 percent of the population of Lagos state.
Lagos comprises two main divisions: Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland. Areas within the Lagos Island division include Ikoyi, Victoria, Iddo, and others. The Lagos Mainland division comprises areas like Yaba, Surulere, and many others.
Lagos State Map
Lagos State is bounded on the North and East by Ogun State. In the West, it shares borders with Benin Republic, and its South opens into the Atlantic Ocean. With a total area of 3,577 square kilometres, Lagos state is the smallest in Nigeria. But ironically, it is the most populous state and it houses the largest city in Africa. Lagoons and creeks take up a whopping 22% of the state’s total area.