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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 (lower right). The city includes Lagos island (right centre to centre) a number of other islands and the surrounding mainland. At top right is Lagos lagoon. Due to its natural harbour Lagos has been an important seaport since the 15th century when it became a European trading post. The busy harbour is at centre to lower centre. Taken by the Ikonos satellite on 5 April 2002.
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