Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria and the economic hub of West Africa.
Lagos State was created on May 27, 1967 and became the federal capital of Nigeria on April 11, 1968. It remained the capital until 1991 when the government seat was moved to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. In spite of the movement of the capital to Abuja, Lagos still remains the commercial capital of the country and the economic hub of West Africa to date.
Location West Nigeria
GDP $136.6 billion (2015)
Population 21 million est.(2014)