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[Africa Travel] Nigeria: Lagos

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Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria. Lagos, once the capital of Nigeria, was moved inland to Abuja, but is still the most economically prosperous city in Nigeria. It is one of the world’s largest cities in Africa with a population of about 10 million, and is also a large port city that collects a large amount of foreign capital. Lagos is said to be New York in Africa, and there are quite a lot of tourist attractions, and many tourists visit it.

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Location

Lagos is a city located in the southern part of Nigeria.

History

Lagos was built around the 16th century by Portuguese settlers. It was the center of the slave trade until the 1800s, but was replaced by Britain. The economy of Lagos further developed with the construction of the railway in 1898 and its opening a few years later. In the late 1900s, it flourished in the oil industry and many skyscrapers were built. Although the capital has been moved to Abuja, it is still the largest city in Nigeria.

Climate

Lagos belongs to the savanna climate. April-July is the rainy season, and November-March is the dry season. Temperatures range from 22 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.

Language

In Nigeria, the official language is English. In addition, more than 500 tribal languages are used.

Security

Lagos is safe in Nigeria. There is no such dangerous area, but please refrain from going out at night.

Race

Nigeria is a multi-ethnic country with more than 250 tribes. Hausa and Fula are the most common.

industry

Lagos has one of the leading ports of Lagos in Africa, and trade is very active. It is also the financial center of Nigeria, with most of its bank branches in Lagos.

religion

There are a lot of Christians and Muslims in Nigeria. There are also non-religious areas in other areas.

currency

Naira is used in Nigeria.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Ikeja City Mall

The largest shopping mall in Lagos city. There are various types of stores, from luxury brand stores to fast food stores, and it is a place where many local residents gather.

Sightseeing spot 2 : The Cathedral Church of Christ

A Christian church built in Lagos. The interior is luxurious and the chandeliers and the stained glass in the sunlight are very beautiful. Tourists can visit.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Lekki Conservation Centre

The Nature Conservation Center is a tourist attraction where animals and nature are preserved. There are various animals, and you can feel free to interact with them. In 2015, a suspension bridge called Skywalk was completed.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Elegushi Royal Beach

The most famous beach in Lagos. It is lively and crowded with locals and tourists who enjoy vacations and swimming. It’s a beach where so many people come.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Lekki Market

Recce Market is a shopping spot. A wide range of items such as ingredients, crafts and accessories unique to Nigeria are on sale.

Sightseeing spot 6 : The National Museum Lagos

A museum where you can learn about the peoples of Nigeria. A valuable museum where you can learn about the history and culture of indigenous peoples, with numerous exhibits on history and culture.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Freedom Park Lagos

This park is a complex facility with many facilities such as an outdoor stage, a food court, and an art gallery. Events are held frequently, and many people gather at each event.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Tarkwa Bay Beach

It is a beach also known as a surf spot. You can take a boat from the center of Lagos. It’s a relaxing place, completely different from the urban atmosphere.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Nike Art Gallery

An art gallery in Lagos. African art works are on display. You can buy souvenirs at shops as well as art works.

Hotel

Lagos has plenty of accommodation. Murtala Muhammed International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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