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Lagos, Nigeria, satellite image. Lagos is Nigeria's former capital city and is still its economic and commercial centre. Lagos is situated in south west Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea coast. The city includes Lagos island (upper left to right) a number of other islands and the surrounding mainland. At top right is Lagos lagoon. Lagos has been an important seaport since the 15th century when it became a European trading post. The busy harbour is at bottom. Taken by the Ikonos satellite on 5 April 2002.
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