Ikeja is located the capital and one of the 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos State in Nigeria, 30 kilometers north of Lagos Iceland. Ikeja has 317 614 inhabitants ( 2006 census ). Those living on an area of ​​46.16 square kilometers. The population density is 6,881 inhabitants per square kilometer.


In the 15th century, was located near the city, a settlement of the people of the Yoruba. 1472 the territory of Portuguese merchants was discovered in 1861 and fell under British influence. Since 1960, Ikeja, is part of the independent state of Nigeria. 1975 sparked from Lagos as the capital of 1967 created the State of Lagos.

On January 27, 2002 700 people, including many women and children died as a result of multiple explosions at an army base in the city. At the buildings in the area of the base, including many shops and homes, was enormous property damage. A fire from a local market had spread to the ammunition depot of the local barracks of the Nigerian army and brought the stored ammunition exploded.

Economy and Transport

The city is an industrial and aviation hub of the region. The most important industry is the computer industry. So Ikeja is referred to in Nigeria as Silicon Valley.

In the city there are the ' Murtala Mohammed International Airport ". The " Lagos State University Teaching Hospital " is located in Ikeja.

Agege | Ajeromi - Ifelodun | Alimosho | Amuwo Odofin | Apapa | Badagry | Epe | Eti Osa | Ibeju Lekki | Ifako - Ijaye | Ikeja | Ikorodu | Kosofe | Lagos Iceland | Lagos Mainland | Mushin | Ojo | Oshodi - Isolo | Shomolu | Surulere

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  • Location in Nigeria
  • Lagos ( state )
  • Place in Africa