Lagos – a huge African city, just from the number that are often called “human anthills.” On the dusty streets, innumerable lines of cars crawl, in markets occupying huge spaces, they sell and buy everything in the world, and in a conditional business center life is boiling. It’s hot, noisy, there’s a lot of dust, homeless people, old cars and dangers waiting for unwary citizens on the night streets. Welcome to Lagos.
Once the city of Lagos was officially the capital of Nigeria, but in 1991 this status was taken away from it, appointing Abuja as the new capital.
On the streets of Lagos, they sell a wide variety of food, but there is no need for a person with a sensitive stomach, and look at it, by the way, too. Curling over the local culinary hordes of black flies – a common thing.
Lagos began to grow rapidly in the 70s of the last century, when an oil boom started in Nigeria, connected with the discovery and initiation of active development of new oil fields.
Nigeria is divided into states, and the city of Lagos occupies almost the entire territory of the same state.
Among all African cities, Lagos ranks first in terms of both population and area. He is also one of the ten largest cities on the planet, having outran even the Manila of Filipino.
Half of all Nigerian industrial enterprises are located here. As it is easy to guess, business with ecology in Lagos is very unimportant.
Officially for 2017 in Lagos live more than 15 million people, but in fact this number is much greater. How much more is unknown, since it is impossible to count millions living without documents in the slums of the poor who come here in search of earnings from all parts of the country.
On November 12, 2000, a grandiose divine service took place in Lagos, about 1.6 million people took part in it.
For Nigeria, Lagos plays the role of local “Hollywood” – here all the local movies are removed. Watch it, however, is impossible because of the extremely low quality and ridiculous by modern standards of budgets.