Published on Sep 4, 2013
Lagos (/ˈlɑːɡoʊs/ LAH-gohs, /ˈleɪɡɒs/ LAY-gos), is a port and most populous city in Nigeria. Lagos is the second fastest growing city in Africa and the seventh fastest growing city in the world. The official population of Lagos State, according to Nigerian census figures from 2006, was 17.5 million. The newest reports estimate the population is now 21 million, making Lagos the largest city in Africa.