in Ikorodu of Lagos State, Nigeria
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 6.615 and 3.507 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 6° 36' 54" and E 3° 30' 24"
- 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: 05:13 AM (Saturday)
- Timezone: Africa/Lagos
- UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:39 am and 6:56 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -8.542 and -172.516 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Atafu Village
- This place on Geonames.org
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: 2019-08-23 07:26:01
Ikorodu in Ikorodu (Lagos State) is a town located in Nigeria about 321 mi (or 516 km) south-west of Abuja, the country's capital place.
Time in Ikorodu is now 05:13 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lagos with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports nearby Ikorodu, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Nigeria is Murtala Muhammed International Airport in a distance of 13 mi (or 21 km), West. 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 99 mi (or 160 km). The closest in Nigeria is Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove in a distance of 106 mi (or 160 km), South. Need some hints on where to stay? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ojota, Somolu, Ikeja, Agege and Oshodi. 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: 26°C / 78 °F
|Morning Temperature||24°C / 75 °F|
|Evening Temperature||24°C / 75 °F|
|Night Temperature||24°C / 75 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||7%|
|Air Pressure||1015.4 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 97% of sky|
|General Conditions||Moderate rain|
Sunday, 25th of August 2019
28°C (83 °F)
23°C (74 °F)
Light rain, overcast clouds.
Monday, 26th of August 2019
28°C (83 °F)
24°C (74 °F)
Scattered clouds, moderate breeze.
Tuesday, 27th of August 2019
27°C (81 °F)
23°C (74 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Hotels and Places to Stay
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Holt plc
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Lagos armoury explosion
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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.
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.
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.
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.
EAS Airlines Flight 4226
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Nigerian National Museum
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CMS Grammar School, Lagos
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Lagos Preparatory School
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Timeline of Lagos history
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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 centre, adjacent to the main road to Ikeja, and is largely a congested residential area with low-quality housing. According to the 2006 census it had 633,009 inhabitants. The centre of Mushin is located around Ojuwoye Town.
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