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|Ikorodu Local Government Area|
Ikorodu Shown within the State of Lagos
|State of Lagos|
|• Land||345 km2 (133 sq mi)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
Geography and economy
Situated approximately 36 km north of Lagos, Ikorodu is bounded to the south by the Lagos Lagoon, to the north by a boundary with Ogun State, and to the east by a boundary with Agbowa-Ikosi, a town in Epe Division of Lagos State. The town has grown significantly in the past 40 years and is divided into sixteen or seventeen "Ituns" or minor areas. The main industries in the town are trading, farming and manufacturing.
Nearby major towns include Imota, Ijede, Igbogbo and Bayeku, all of which constitute their own Local Council Development Area with their own traditional rulers (Obas). Together these areas make up Ikorodu Division. Ikorodu Division has a large industrial area containing several factories. The town of Ikorodu itself is home to branches of several established Nigerian banks.
Ikorodu is the fastest growing exurb near the Lagos metropolis, owing in part to the influx of people from Ikorodu's surrounding towns and villages attracted by the town's proximity to Lagos.
Local secondary schools include:
- Royal Le Hope International School
- De-Young Comprehensive College, Aga
- Government College Ikorodu
- Ipakodo Grammar School
- Shams-El Deen Grammar School
- Ikorodu High School
- De-Multilaurel comprehensive college
- Seatos Schools, Ikorodu
- Government Technical College
- Oriwu Senior Model College
- Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo
- Goshen International School
- United High School
- Oreyo Senior Grammar School
- Elepe Senior High School
- Yewa Grammar School, Aga-Ikorodu
- Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu
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