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Lagos (Nigerian English, /'leIgas/. Yoruba: Eko). Lagos is the second largest city in Nigeria. It has a population totalling 15.3 million. It was Nigeria's national capital until December 1991, when it was moved to Abuja. As of 2018, the Lagos metropolitan area had a population of 23.5 million. It is Africa's largest metropolitan area. Lagos State is home to a large African financial center and is also the economic heart of Nigeria. It has been called the cultural, financial and entertainment capital of Africa. The city is an important influence on commerce and technology. Lagos is also one of the top ten fastest-growing urban areas and cities in the world.  Lagos is the fourth-highest African GDP It also houses one of Africa's busiest and most important seaports.  Lagos is Sub Saharan Africa's major cultural and educational centre. 
Lagos was originally established as a place for the Awori subgroup, Yoruba of West Africa. Later, it became a port city. It is comprised of a number of islands that are now part of the current day Local Government Areas. The islands are separated by creeks that surround the southwest mouth Lagos Lagoon. They are protected from the Atlantic Ocean with barrier islands and long, sand-spits like Bar Beach. These sand spits can stretch up to 100km (62 miles) west and east of the mouth. Rapid urbanization led to an expansion of the city to the west coast of the lagoon, to include areas in the current day Lagos Mainland and Surulere. This resulted in the division of Lagos into two areas: the Island which was the original Lagos city, and the Mainland which it has since expanded into.  The Federal Government governed this city through the Lagos City Council. In 1967, Lagos State was created. This resulted in the division of Lagos into seven Local Government Areas (LGAs). Other towns were added to make the state.