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"Surulere" redirects here. For the Local Government Area in Oyo State, see Surulere, Oyo State. For the song by Dr SID, see "Surulere"
Local Government Areas of Lagos; Surulere highlighted
Local Government Areas of Lagos; Surulere highlighted
Surulere is located in Nigeria
Surulere shown within Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°30′0″N 3°21′0″E / 6.50000°N 3.35000°E / 6.50000; 3.35000
Country  Nigeria
State Lagos State
Local Government Area Surulere
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
 • Total 503,975
 • Density 22,000/km2 (57,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Surulere is a residential and commercial 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.


It is home to the Lagos National Stadium (capacity 60,000) built in 1972 for the All-Africa Games. The stadium has been allowed to become increasingly dilapidated since 2002.[1] However, in preparation for the 2009 Under 17 FIFA World Cup the facilities were improved, and the event kicked off successfully in October 2009.[2][3]

It was home to the monthly magazines 'Newbreed' and 'President', founded by Chief Chris Okolie, until publication ceased in the early 90s.


  1. ^ "The abandoned National Stadium in Lagos (Editorial)". The Guardian (Lagos) (Guardian Newspapers Limited, via 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2008-02-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ Solomon Nwoke (8 October 2009). "U-17 - Surulere Gets Ready". Vanguard. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (23 October 2009). "Nigeria ready for U17 World Cup". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 

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Coordinates: 6°30′N 3°21′E / 6.500°N 3.350°E / 6.500; 3.350