Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world, part of the ECOWAS (Econimic Community of Western African States) member nation together with Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, a total surface of 6.1 million square kilometers with a population of over 300 million.
Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria, is the largest city in Africa with an estimated population of over 17.5 million inhabitants in the city. The UN estimates that at its present growth rate, Lagos state will be third largest mega city in the world by 2015 after Tokyo in Japan and Mumbai in India. In general. Lagos has become a much safer place to visit than before, with the state spending huge budgets on security with police patrol cars, CCTV cameras. etc. While it is rare for a tourist to be a victim of a violent crime, it is still wise to stay safe and be alert, especially during late night outings.
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