Lagos Lagoon facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLagos Lagoon
Lagos Lagoon in 2007
|Location||Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Max. length||50 km (31 mi)|
|Max. width||13 km (8.1 mi)|
|Surface area||6,354.7 km2 (2,453.6 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Islands||Lagos Island, Victoria Island|
The lagoon is more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) long. It is 3 to 13 kilometres (1.9 to 8.1 miles) wide. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a long sand spit 2 to 5 kilometres (1.2 to 3.1 miles) wide. The sand spit has swampy margins on the lagoon side. The lagoon's surface area is about 6,354.7 square kilometres (2,453.6 square miles). It is fairly shallow. Ocean-going ships don't go through it. Smaller barges and boats do.
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Map showing relative position of Lagos Lagoon to urban areas, harbour and port areas of Lagos Metropolitan Area
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