Lagos set to be one of the world's megacities in 2030

The Nigerian city is estimated to become one of the fastest-growing cities in the next twelve years.

Lagos set to be one of the world's megacities in 2030
  • A new report has predicted that Lagos state will become a megacity by 2030.
  • It also ranks the Nigerian city as the fastest-growing city overall in the 2017–2030 timeline.
  • Cairo in Egypt, Luanda, the capital of Angola, and Tanzania's Dar Es Salaam joins Lagos as the emerging global megacities.

Lagos state set to be one of the world's megacities in 2030.

This is according to a forecast from Euromonitor International as reported by the World Economic Forum. 

After analysing the megacity landscape, the world's leading market research company have estimated that there will be 39 new megacities by the year 2030.

One of these new places is Lagos state, Nigeria's largest urban area which will now be joining the likes of popular cities like London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Paris.

Due to rapid urbanization and population growth, the West African city has been ranked as the fastest-growing city overall in the 2017–2030 timeline.

By the next twelve years, Lagos will house 9% of the global population (at last 10 million people), contribute 15% of the world's GDP and take up about 3% of global land mass.

The Nigerian state is not the only African city on this list. Cairo in Egypt, Luanda, the capital of Angola, and Tanzania's Dar Es Salaam are some of the five new megacities.

Luanda

Between 2017–2030, the population in Angola's capital is expected to increase by 60%.

Cairo

This Egyptian city is estimated to become Africa's biggest megacity at 29.8 million people with over 50% real GDP growth in the next twelve years.

Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania's economic capital is expected to grow almost as fast as Luanda.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

S*x: How long should you wait before having another round?

S*x: How long should you wait before having another round?

5 kitchen ingredients that you can use for pink lips

5 kitchen ingredients that you can use for pink lips

For men: 5 places you shouldn’t touch a woman during s*x

For men: 5 places you shouldn’t touch a woman during s*x

Ex-Super Eagles and Barcelona star Amuneke makes Iheanacho his first signing in Zambia

Ex-Super Eagles and Barcelona star Amuneke makes Iheanacho his first signing in Zambia

We're paying for every slight error - Inter boss Inzaghi cries out after losing to Mourinho-less Roma

"We're paying for every slight error" - Inter boss Inzaghi cries out after losing to Mourinho-less Roma

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly edging closer to buying second football club

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly edging closer to buying second football club

ASUU Strike: FG orders Vice Chancellors to reopen universities

ASUU Strike: FG orders Vice Chancellors to reopen universities

BBNaija 7: Now that I'm out I will... - Allysyn shares plans for romance with Hermes

BBNaija 7: Now that I'm out I will... - Allysyn shares plans for romance with Hermes

BBNaija 7: Groovy was acting all busy, Amaka didn’t blow me a kiss - Phyna laments

BBNaija 7: Groovy was acting all busy, Amaka didn’t blow me a kiss - Phyna laments