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Introduction

Lagos might not be the capital of Nigeria (centrally located Abuja is) but it is by far the largest city in the country and most of the economical and financial life takes place here, as does criminial life and safety is a major concern here. As a matter of fact, it probably is the biggest city in Africa and one of the fastest growing anywhere in the world. It's estimated that around 15 million people live in the concrete urban jungle that Lagos is.

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Weather

Lagos is hot and humid year round, with temperatures around 30 °C on most days. February to May is a bit hotter, when even nights are very warm at 26 °C on average. Although the rainy season lasts from May to October, there generally is a peak in May/June and another in October, while in between it is relatively dry.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max32.2 °C33.1 °C32.7 °C32.1 °C30.9 °C29.2 °C28.1 °C28.1 °C28.9 °C30.4 °C31 °C31.9 °C
Avg Min22.3 °C23.5 °C23.8 °C23.6 °C23.1 °C22.6 °C22.1 °C21.7 °C21.9 °C22.3 °C22.6 °C22.4 °C
Rainfall14.3 mm42 mm77.1 mm142.4 mm204.8 mm312.2 mm256.9 mm112.4 mm167.1 mm135.8 mm54 mm19 mm
Rain Days1.52.76.48.912.416.213.211.612.710.94.91.4

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Getting There

By Plane

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) is the country's main airport and has domestic and international connections. Most major African cities are served as well as Atlanta, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Beirut, Doha, New York City, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, Beijing, Dubai, Guangzhou and Houston.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
DeRitz Grandluxe...hotel-
DeRitz Premier4 Tiwalade Close Off Allen Avenue Opp Mama Cass New Worldhostel-
Lagos Citilodge HotelNo.1 Goshen Estate Road By Elf Bus Stop Lekki-Epe Expresswayhotel-
Planet One Hotel & Wellness5 Mobolaji BankHotel-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 6.441158
  • Longitude: 3.417977

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