Official List of Local Government Areas in Lagos and their Population

List of Local Government Areas in Lagos State

Lagos was formerly the capital of Nigeria. It is a metropolitan city where business thrives. Lagos state is the largest city in Nigeria and Africa. There are at present, 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos

The biggest/largest local government in Lagos is Alimosho LGA. Lagos is divided into the two, the Island and the Mainland. The various LGA in Lagos state is controlled by a Chairman while the wards by Councillors. Lagos is also the richest state in Nigeria

Below is a table showing a comprehensive list of Lagos state local government areas and their population.

Rank LGA Population
1 Alimosho 1,277,714
2 Ajeromi-Ifelodun 684,105
3 Kosofe 665,393
4 Mushin 633,009
5 Oshodi-Isolo 621,509
6 Ojo 598,071
7 Ikorodu 535,619
8 Surulere 503,975
9 Agege 459,939
10 Ifako-Ijaye 427,878
11 Shomolu 402,673
12 Amuwo-Odofin 318,166
13 Lagos Mainland 317,720
14 Ikeja 313,196
15 Eti-Osa 287,785
16 Badagry 241,093
17 Apapa 217,362
18 Lagos Island 209,437
19 Epe 181,409
20 Ibeju-Lekki 117,481
Lagos State 9,013,534

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