Apapa
in Apapa of Lagos State, Nigeria

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
6.449 and 3.359 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 6° 26' 55" and E 3° 21' 32"
Currency and Currency Code:
Naira - NGN
Spoken languages:
English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulah
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 12:35 AM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Lagos
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:35 am and 6:42 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.542 and -172.516 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Atafu Village
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Nigeria in Western Africa

Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Nigeria. Last Update: 2019-09-19 07:22:38

Delve into Apapa

Apapa in Apapa (Lagos State) is located in Nigeria about 336 mi (or 540 km) south-west of Abuja, the country's capital town.

Current time in Apapa is now 12:35 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lagos with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports close to Apapa, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Nigeria is Murtala Muhammed International Airport in a distance of 9 mi (or 15 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Historic Town of Grand-Bassam in Ivory coast at a distance of 90 mi (or 145 km). The closest in Nigeria is Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove in a distance of 122 mi (or 145 km), South. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ajegunle, Lagos, Ebute-Metta, Surulere and Ikoyi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 86 °F

Morning Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 65%
Air Pressure 1010.6 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 98% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Monday, 23rd of September 2019

27°C (81 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.

Tuesday, 24th of September 2019

26°C (79 °F)
25°C (76 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 25th of September 2019

29°C (85 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Overcast clouds, moderate breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Eko Hotels and Suites

Address
5,1 mi
ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA STREET
12724 Lagos
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Radisson Blu Anchorage

Address
4,1 mi
Ozumba Mbadiwe Road; Victoria Island 1a
101241 Lagos
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


The Blowfish Hotel

Address
4,1 mi
17 Oju Olobun Street Victoria Island
0 Lagos
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


SOUTHERN SUN IKOYI

Address
4,6 mi
47 ALFRED REWANE ROAD GPO BOX 895, MARINA LAGOS
0000 Lagos
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


S&S Hotels & Suites

Address
5,4 mi
Muri Okunola Street,Off Etim Iyang,Victoria Island 239
550104 Lagos
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Hotel Bon Voyage Lagos CONNECT

Address
5,3 mi
57A AJ MARINHO DRIVE VICTORIA ISLAND
73459 LAGOS
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


BEST WESTERN THE ISLAND HOTEL

Address
3,8 mi
PLOT 1228 AHMADU BELLO WAY
000234 Lagos
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Four Points by Sheraton Lagos

Address
5,9 mi
Plot 9/10 Block 2 Oniru Chieftaincy Estate P. O Box 53197 Ikoyi
00000 Lagos
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Moorhouse Ikoyi Lagos - MGallery by Sofitel

Address
4,6 mi
1 Bankole Oki Street Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria
101233 LAGOS
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


CHESNEY HOTEL

Address
4,6 mi
37, SAKA TINUBU
101241 VICTORIA ISLAND
Nigeria

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

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Ikoyi Real Estate Property In Lagos Nigeria

Published: September 27, 2009
Length: 07:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: sominatgmembere

This is a short video of the Ikoyi Lagos Real Estate landscape. Arguably the priciest and sought after real estate in Lagos and Nigeria. We believe this video will help explain some of the...


Lagos Street Food: Akara ati Puff Puff

Published: August 22, 2012
Length: 11:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: AJCiti

hot and fresh akara, buns, and puff puff from Charley Boy bus stop in Gbagada Lagos Nigeria.


Spy Watch with IR (infra red) night vision camea. Sales in Lagos, NIgeria

Published: October 29, 2012
Length: 01:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Amebo Gadgets

Spy watch with IR night vision camera is ideal for both day time and night time recording. This easy to use spy watch camera is a fully functional watch with a perfect disguised camera and...


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Published: July 17, 2012
Length: 41:03 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: yinusa akeem

Opeshe John Ade football video clip.


Intelligent Lifejacket Demonstration (Lagos, Nigeria) July, 2012

Published: October 12, 2012
Length: 07:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: MobilarmLtd

Demonstration of Mobilarm's Marine Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) the Crewsafe V100 at the Oil & Gas Industry Launch, hosted by Blisston Nigeria Limited.


eco j-hub awards and press conference at Goethe Institute Nigeria

Published: April 10, 2012
Length: 53:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Jan Tretschok

eco j-hub 2012 in Lagos. Five days of journalistic collaboration, training, investigation, gaming, knowledge-sharing and information gathering in Lagos, Nigeria.


Smids Animation Studios

Published: October 27, 2014
Length: 37:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Smids Animation

Here are works by our newly trained staff who have been here for only 4 months. Smids Animation Studios Limited is a Lagos based design studio into computer animation, motion graphics and...


419Positive Voices | Jimi Solanke

Published: May 23, 2010
Length: 38:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 419Positive

What comes to mind when you hear the words Nigerian or Nigeria? What if we choose to focus on the positive? The 419Positive Project is an umbrella for a series of nonprofit arts, media and...


Launching the Hann 40 Peacemaker Nigeria Style

Published: December 19, 2012
Length: 05:51 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Fred Hann

Hann Powerboats and the local crew launch the Hann 40 Peacemaker for her Maiden Voyage in Lagos, Nigeria. November 2012.


OY YAWNING.AVI

Published: January 21, 2011
Length: 43:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: firstlookimages

Female fetus yawning at 28 weeks and lamenting; "It's a hard road to travel !! Oh God, for how long will I be entrapped here ? "


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Victoria Island (Nigeria)

Victoria Island (VI) is an affluent town that encompasses a former island of the same name that sits between Lagos Island and the Lekki Peninsula in the Lagos Lagoon. It is the main business and financial centre of Lagos, Nigeria. Victoria Island is one of the most exclusive and expensive areas to live in Nigeria. The town and island lie within the boundaries of the Eti-Osa LGA.

Located at 6.43111, 3.41583 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of Nigeria, Lagos

Lagos Island

Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. It is part of the Lagos Division. As of the preliminary 2006 Nigerian census, the LGA had a population of 209,437 in an area of 8.7 km². The LGA only covers the western half of Lagos Island; the eastern half is under the jurisdiction of the LGA of Eti-Osa.

Located at 6.45, 3.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of Nigeria, Lagos, Lagos State, Local Government Areas in Lagos State, Populated places in Lagos State

University of Lagos

The University of Lagos - popularly known as Unilag - is a federal government university with a main campus located at Akoka, Yaba, and a college of medicine located at Idi-Araba, all in Lagos, Lagos State, southern Nigeria. It is one of twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.

Located at 6.51667, 3.38611 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lagos, University of Lagos, Universities and colleges in Nigeria, Education in Lagos, Educational institutions established in 1962, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Ebute Metta

Ebute Metta is a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. Ebute Metta is a Yoruba word for a place known as three shores. Ebute means shore and Meta means three. This part of Lagos is mainly residential, and crowdy.

Located at 6.47222, 3.38056 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Lagos State

Bellview Airlines Flight 210

On 22 October 2005, Bellview Airlines Flight 210, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft, crashed shortly after taking off from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos en route to the Nigerian capital Abuja, killing all 117 people on board.

Located at 6.45, 3.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airliner accidents and incidents with an unknown cause, Aviation accidents and incidents in Nigeria, Aviation accidents and incidents in 2005, Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 737

Mushin, Nigeria

Mushin is a suburb of Lagos, located in Lagos State, Nigeria, and is one of Nigeria's 774 Local Government Areas. It is located 10 km north of the Lagos city core, adjacent to the main road to Ikeja, and is a largely a congested residential area with inadequate sanitation and low-quality housing. It had 633,009 inhabitants at the 2006 Census.

Located at 6.53333, 3.35 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lagos, Lagos State, Local Government Areas in Lagos State, Populated places in Lagos State

Third Mainland Bridge

The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.

Located at 6.5, 3.40139 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bridges in Nigeria, Bridges completed in 1990

Lagos armoury explosion

The Lagos armoury explosion was the accidental detonation of a large stock of military high explosives at a storage facility in the city of Lagos, Nigeria on 27 January 2002. The fires created by the debris from this explosion burnt down a large section of Northern Lagos, and created a panic that spread to other areas. As people fled the flames, many stumbled into a concealed canal and were drowned.

Located at 6.45, 3.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Fires in Nigeria, Explosions in Nigeria, 2002 industrial disasters, 2002 in Nigeria, Non-combat military accidents, Lagos, 21st-century explosions, 2002 fires

Eko Bridge

Eko Bridge is the shortest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Third Mainland and Carter bridges. The bridge starts from Ijora on the mainland and ends at the Apongbon area of Lagos Island. The lagoon section of the bridge spans a distance of 430 metres. The bridge and its landward extension of 1350 metres were constructed in phases between 1965 and 1975.

Located at 6.465, 3.38139 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bridges in Nigeria, Buildings and structures in Lagos, Bridges completed in 1975

Onikan Stadium

Onikan Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Lagos, Nigeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of various Lagos teams, most notably Stationery Stores F.C. , First Bank and Julius Berger FC. The stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people and is the oldest in Nigeria. Located on the southeastern corner of Lagos Island near Tafewa Balewa Square, the original stadium was built in 1930 and six years later named after King George V.

Located at 6.4425, 3.40222 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Nigeria, Sport in Lagos, Multi-purpose stadiums in Nigeria

2006 Lagos building collapses

Due to generally poor construction standards in Lagos, Nigeria building collapses are a fairly common occurrence. In 2006, up to 3 building collapses were reported. Building collapses in Lagos kill dozens yearly because of poor building and construction standards as well as poor materials.

Located at 6.453, 3.395 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Disasters in Nigeria, 2006 disasters, 2006 in Nigeria, Collapsed buildings

Teslim Balogun Stadium

Teslim Balogun Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Lagos, Nigeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as a home ground of First Bank F.C.. The stadium holds 24,325 people and sits adjacent to the Lagos National Stadium. It is named after former professional footballer Teslim Balogun. By the time the stadium was completed in 2007, it took 23 years to build and cost over N1.3 billion.

Located at 6.49944, 3.36083 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Nigeria, Sport in Lagos, Sports venues completed in 2007

Dodan Barracks

Dodan Barracks is a military barracks occupying a large area located off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. Dodan Barracks was the residence of the heads of state of various Military Governments in Nigeria, and also the Supreme Military Headquarters from 1966 until the move to Abuja in 1991. The name "Dodan" originated from the site of a battle fought doing the Second World War by the 82nd West African Division in Burma.

Located at 6.44944, 3.41694 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Military of Nigeria

EAS Airlines Flight 4226

EAS Airlines Flight 4226 was a scheduled flight between the Nigerian cities of Kano and Lagos. At about 14:35 local time on 4 May 2002, Flight 4226 from Kano crash-landed in a residential area of the city called Gwammaja. The plane, a BAC One-Eleven 500 with 69 passengers and 8 crew members on board, burst into flames upon impact. The accident resulted in the deaths of 64 passengers and 7 crew in addition to at least 74 civilians on the ground.

Located at 6.45, 3.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Aviation accidents and incidents in Nigeria, Aviation accidents and incidents in 2002, Accidents and incidents involving the BAC One-Eleven

Surulere

"Surulere" redirects here.

Located at 6.5, 3.35 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Lagos State, Local Government Areas in Lagos State

Olowogbowo

Olowogbowo is an area in the west of Lagos Island in Lagos, Nigeria, also known as Apongbon. The area is in the central business district. The community was founded after 1851, when freed Yoruba captives and their descendants who had been set ashore in Sierra Leone returned in successive waves to Lagos, and were granted land to settle in the Olowogbowo and Breadfruit areas of the island.

Located at 6.45833, 3.38333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Lagos State, Populated coastal places in Nigeria

Nigerian National Museum

Nigerian National Museum is a national museum of Nigeria, located in the city of Lagos. The museum has a notable collection of Nigerian art, including pieces of statuary and carvings and archaeological and ethnographic exhibits. Of note is a terracotta human head from Jemaa (circa 900 to 200 BC), part of the Nok culture.

Located at 6.44444, 3.40333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums in Nigeria, Buildings and structures in Lagos, National museums

Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology

The Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCF&MT) is a higher education institute located on Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a monotechnic approved by the National Board for Technical Education. The College was originally known as the Federal School of Fisheries, established in 1969 as a vocational training institute for Nigeria's in-shore fishing fleet. It was upgraded to a technological institution in 1992.

Located at 6.42083, 3.41167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Universities and colleges in Nigeria, Lagos State

Delta State University, Abraka

The Delta State University, Abraka - popularly known as DELSU, Abraka - is a State government university of Nigeria with a main campus located at Abraka, Delta and a campus at Anwai, Asaba. With the 1995 Amended Edict, we now have a campus at Oleh. The University runs a multi-campus system with three campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart.

Located at 6.51667, 3.38611 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Association of Commonwealth Universities, Universities and colleges in Nigeria

Federal Palace Hotel

The Federal Palace Hotel is a 150-room hotel that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, located in the commercial hub of Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria.

Located at 6.43141, 3.40705 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hotels in Nigeria, Hotels established in 1960

Yaba College

Yaba Higher College was founded in 1932 in Yaba, now a suburb of Lagos in Nigeria to provide tertiary education to Africans, mostly in vocational subjects and teaching. The college staff were transferred to start the University of Ibadan in 1948 and the college premises were used for the new Yaba College of Technology.

Located at 6.51861, 3.37423 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Universities and colleges in Nigeria, Education in Lagos, Educational institutions established in 1932

Iddo Island

Iddo Island was an island opposite Lagos Island in Nigeria, but due to infill is now part of the mainland. Iddo Island is connected to Lagos Island by the Eko Bridge and the Carter Bridge. Lagos was founded by the Bini in the sixteenth century on the site of an earlier Yoruba settlement, and was known as Eko. The rulers of Lagos since then have all descended from the Benin warrior Ashipa who was the first king of the town, although the aristocracy are Yoruba.

Located at 6.46889, 3.38028 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of Nigeria, Populated places in Lagos State

Lagos Preparatory School

Lagos Preparatory School (LPS) is a private coeducational day school in the affluent Ikoyi suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, and has adopted the U.K. National Curriculum; it was established in 2002. The school provides primary and middle school education for children up to age 13+ as well as daycare facilities for children from 18 months or older.

Located at 6.45317, 3.43631 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
British international schools, Educational institutions established in 2002, Primary schools in Nigeria

Timeline of Lagos history

The following is a timeline of the history of Lagos, Nigeria.

Located at 6.45306, 3.39583 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
History of Nigeria, City timelines, Lagos

Kuramo Beach

Kuramo Beach is a sandy beach in Lagos, Nigeria, located at the south side of Victoria Island, just east of Bar Beach and south of the Kuramo Waters lagoon. It was the location of numerous illegal shanties and cabins, some of them being used for music entertainment, bars and prostitution. In August 2012, a surge of the Atlantic Ocean hit Kuramo Beach, destroying some of these shacks and killing 16 people.

Located at 6.422, 3.4334 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Beaches of Nigeria, Lagos

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Afriexporter International Expo
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International Humanitarian Conference 2019
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OLA 89 Reunion Anniversary Dinner
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Apapa, QAP