Local Government Areas of Lagos; Surulere highlighted
|Local Government Area||Surulere|
|• Total||23 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|• Density||22,000/km2 (57,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
Surulere is a residential and commercial area, and a Local Government Area located on the Lagos mainland in Lagos State, Nigeria, with an area of 23 km². It is part of Metropolitan Lagos. At the last census in the year 2006, there were 503,975 inhabitants, with a population density of 21,864 inhabitants per square kilometer.
The Lagos National Stadium (capacity 60,000) was built here in 1972 for the All-Africa Games. The stadium has been allowed to become increasingly dilapidated since 2002. However, in preparation for the 2009 Under 17 FIFA World Cup the facilities were improved, and the event kicked off successfully in October 2009.
Surulere was home to the monthly magazines "Newbreed" and "President" founded by Chief Chris Okolie in the late 1970s until they ceased publication in the early 90s.
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- Solomon Nwoke (8 October 2009). "U-17 - Surulere Gets Ready". Vanguard. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
- Oluwashina Okeleji (23 October 2009). "Nigeria ready for U17 World Cup". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
- "Lights! Camera! Surulere!". NFC. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
- "African book publishing record". de Gruyter. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
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