Ikorodu Lagos

Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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Ikorodu is a big city in Lagos, Nigeria. It is situated to the north-east of Lagos State, by the Lagos Lagoon and shares a border with Ogun State. The 2006 census reveals that the population of Ikorodu was 535,619. Ikorodu is also the biggest local government area in Lagos State.

Located approximately 36km north of Lagos, Ikorodu is the southernmost part of Lagos State, and is bounded by the coast to its south with an international boundary with Ogun State to its north.

To its east lies Agbowa-Ikosi a town in Epe Division of Lagos state. The town has developed rapidly in the last 40 years and is divided into sixteen(16) or seventeen(17) neighborhoods. The city's main industries are farming, trade, and manufacturing.

Popular nearby towns include Isiu, Imota, Ijede, Liadi, Igbogbo, and Egbin, all of which comprise their own Local Government Sub-division with their own indigenous rulers. (Obas). Together, these neighborhoods make up Ikorodu Division.

The Ikorodu Division has a huge industrial area with several factories. Ikorodu is home to branches of several Nigerian banks.

Ikorodu is the one of the fastest growing sub-urban in Lagos state, owing in part to increasing influx of people from Ikorodu's nearby towns, villages, and hamlets attracted by city's proximity to Lagos.

In the year 2003, the existing Ikorodu Local Government Areas was broken-down for management purposes into Council Development Areas. The lower-tier administrative sub-division now number 6: Igbogbo/Bayeku, Imota, Ikorodu West, Ijede, Ikorodu, Ikorodu North.

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