LAGOS INFORMATION
 


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LOCATION / EXTENT


The state is located on the south-western part of Nigeria on the narrow coastal flood plain of Bight of Benin. It lies approximately on longitude 20 42’E and 3 22’E East respectively and between latitude 600 22’N. Lagos State is bounded in the North and East by Ogun State of Nigeria, in the West by the Republic of Benin, and in the South by the Atlantic Ocean. It has five administrative divisions of Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe. Territorially, Lagos State encompasses an area of 358,862 hectares or 3,577sq.km.


RELIEF


 The dominant vegetation of the State is the tropical swamp forest consisting the fresh water and mangrove swamp forests both of which are influenced by the double rainfall pattern of the State, which makes the environment a wetland region, hence, the reference to Lagos as an environment of aquatic splendour. Its wetland environment is characterized by rich alluvial and terrallitic red-yellow soil, on which would be found dense luxuriant undergrowth, climbers, epiphytes and tropical hard woods. Generally, the state has two climatic season: Dry (November-march) and Wet (April-October). The drainage system of the state is characterized by a maze of lagoons and Waterways which constitute about 22% or 787sq, km of the state total landmass. The major water bodies are the Lagos and Lekki 8 lagoons, Yewa and Ogun Rivers. Others are Ologe Lagoon, Kuramo Waters and Badagry, Five Cowries and Omu Creeks.


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