|Ikeja Local Government Area|
Ikeja shown within the State of Lagos
|• Total||49.92 km2 (19.27 sq mi)|
|• Land||49.92 km2 (19.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||39 m (128 ft)|
|• Density||17,254/km2 (44,690/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
Ikeja is a town and local government area of Lagos State, Nigeria. It serves as the capital of Lagos State. Ikeja is known for being a well-planned commercial settlement with shopping malls, pharmacies and government reservation areas.
Etymology[change | change source]
Oral history has it that the word Ikeja was first coined from the Benin word Ikehdia (English: military watch station).
It is also believed that the first colonial administrators in Lagos abbreviated Ikorodu and Epe Joint Administration to Ikeja for easy administration.
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ikeja.|
- "Metro Lagos". City Population. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
- Books LLC (May 2010). Local Government Areas in Lagos State: Ikeja, Amuwo-Odofin, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Badagry, Oshodi-Isolo, Eti-Osa, Surulere. General Books LLC. ISBN 978-1-155-21653-9.