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Lagos / ˈ l eɪ ɡ ɒ s /  ( Yoruba : Èkó ) is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the largest in Nigeria , as well as on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing in the world,        and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations.   Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the megacity has the highest GDP,  and also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.   
The exact population of Metropolitan Lagos is disputed; In the 2006 federal census data, the conurbation had a population of about 8 million people.  However, the figure was disputed by the Lagos State Government , which later released its own population data, putting the population of Lagos Metropolitan Area at approximately 16 million. [note 3] As at 2015, unofficial figures put the population of "Greater Metropolitan Lagos", which includes, Lagos and its surrounding metro area, extending as far as into Ogun State , at approximately 21 million.    
Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people in the 15th century,     who called it "Oko". Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and then to the larger Lagos Island.   In the 16th century, the Awori settlement was conquered by the Benin Empire and the island became a Benin war-camp called "Eko" under Oba Orhogba, the Oba of Benin at the time.   Eko is still the native name for Lagos.