Lagos Lagoon


Brackish water, mangrove, swamp, rain forest, coconut palms

The lagoon of Lagos is one of the large lagoon in the Gulf of Guinea with a maximum length of 60 km and a maximum width of 15 km. It is a 25 km long lagoon ( " lagoon of Epe " ) connected to the lagoon Lekki.

She is an average of less than two meters deep, brackish water has a temperature of around 30 ° C and contains many pathogenic bacteria and microorganisms.

In the lagoon and its mangrove swamps and extensive aquaculture is operated. It is surrounded by rainforest and coconut trees.

The Port of Lagos and its access to the Gulf of Guinea is repeatedly dredged and protected by moles before sanding.


  • Lake in Africa
  • Lake in Nigeria
  • Lagoon
  • Geography (Africa)
  • Waters in Nigeria
  • Lagos ( state )
  • Gulf of Guinea