Geography of Lagos

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                 <p>Lagos is the capital of Nigeria and most populous
city. It is the most important city of Nigeria with respect to economy.
Most of the population lives on the mainland of Lagos and most industries
are located there too. Lagos is known for its music and night life, which
used to be located in areas around Yaba and Surulere. This is the main
source of revenue generation for the people living in Lagos. In recent
years more night clubs have sprung on the island making the island and in
particular Victoria Island, the main nightlife attraction. <br><br>Lagos
Mainland districts include Ebute-Meta, Surulere, Yaba (location of the
University of Lagos) and Ikeja, site of Murtala Mohammad International
Airport and capital of Lagos State. Greater Lagos includes Mushin,
Maryland, Somolu, Oshodi, Oworonsoki, Isolo, Ikotun, Agege, Iju Ishaga,
Egbeda, Ketu, Bariga, Ipaja, Ajah and Ejigbo. The city of Lagos lies in
south-western Nigeria, on the Atlantic coast in the Gulf of Guinea, west
of the Niger River delta, located on longitude 3° 24' E and latitude 6°
27' N. On this stretch of the high-rainfall West African coast, rivers
flowing to the sea form swampy lagoons like Lagos Lagoon behind long
coastal sand spits or sand bars. <br><br>Some rivers, like Badagry Creek,
flow parallel to the coast for some distance before exiting through the
sand bars to the sea. The two major urban islands of Lagos in Lagos
Lagoon are Lagos Island and Victoria Island. These islands are separated
from the mainland by the main channel draining the lagoon into the
Atlantic Ocean, which forms Lagos Harbour. The islands are separated from
each other by creeks of varying sizes and are connected to Lagos Island
by bridges. The smaller sections of some creeks have been sand filled and
built over. This city is known as the heart of Nigeria and for all the
right reasons. Lagos has a tropical savanna climate that is similar to
that of the rest of southern Nigeria. There are two rainy seasons with
the heaviest rains falling from April to July and a weaker rainy season
in October and November. There is a brief relatively dry spell in August
and September and a longer dry season from December to March. This shows
that extreme weather conditions are present in Lagos. Monthly rainfall
between May and July averages over 300 mm while in August and September
it is down to 75 mm and in January as low as 35 mm. <br><br>The main dry
season is accompanied by winds from the Sahara Desert which between
December and early February can be quite strong. The average temperature
in January is 27°C and for July it is 25°C. On average the hottest
month is March with a mean temperature of 29°C while July is the coolest
month but still there doesn't exist much of the hot months. It is among
those cities which have pleasant weather whole of the year and extreme
rainfalls for more than 5 months and year.</p>                 <!--

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