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Conurbation
This article needs attention from an expert in Cities. Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the article. WikiProject Cities may be able to help recruit an expert. (November 2015)A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area. In most cases, a conurbation is a polycentric urbanised area, in which transportation has developed to link areas to create a single urban labour market or travel to work area.[1] The term "conurbation" was coined in 1915 by Patrick Geddes
Patrick Geddes
in his book Cities In Evolution
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Shanghai
Shanghai
Shanghai
(Chinese: 上海; Wu Chinese:  Wu pronunciation; Mandarin: [ʂâŋ.xài] ( listen)) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China
China
and the most populous city in the world, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2017[update].[13][14] It is a global financial centre[15] and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port.[16] Located in the Yangtze
Yangtze
River Delta, it sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze
Yangtze
in the middle portion of the East China
China
coast
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Shomolu
Somolu
Somolu
(a.k.a. Shomolu) is a local government area in Lagos
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Plaines Wilhems
Plaines Wilhems is a district of Mauritius. It is the most populous district, with its population estimated at 368,621 as of 31 December 2015[update].[1] The district is mainly urban; it consists of four towns, the village of Midlands and part of two other villages. The Plaines Wilhems district does not have a District Council; it has four Municipal Town Councils. The towns are Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes
Quatre Bornes
and Vacoas-Phoenix. The villages are Midlands, Cascavelle (East - West in Rivière Noire district) and Moka
Moka
(West- East in Moka
Moka
district).[2][3] The district was named after Wilhem Leicknig. Of Prussian
Prussian
origin, he settled on the island of Mauritius, then known as Isle de France, in 1721.[4] Education[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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Ikeja
Ikeja
Ikeja
is the state capital of Lagos
Lagos
State. Prior to the emergence of military rule in the early 1980s, Ikeja
Ikeja
was a well planned, clean and quiet residential and commercial town with shopping malls, pharmacies and government reservation areas. The Murtala Mohammed International Airport is located in Ikeja. Ikeja
Ikeja
is also home to the Femi Kuti's Africa Shrine and Lagbaja's Motherlan'; both venues for live music. It now boasts a shopping mall, Ikeja
Ikeja
City Mall, which is the largest mall in the Mainland of Lagos State
Lagos State
and also has a cinema.Contents1 History 2 Government and infrastructure 3 Economy 4 Communities 5 Computer Village 6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] Ikeja
Ikeja
was originally settled by the Yoruba people, the locality was raided for slaves until the mid-19th century
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Ojo, Lagos State
Ojo is a Local Government Area and town [1] in Lagos
Lagos
State, Nigeria. Lagos State
Lagos State
University is located there.Location of Ojo in Lagos
Lagos
Metropolitan AreaReferences[edit]^ "NigeriaCongress.org"
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Agege
Agege
Agege
is a suburb and local government area in the Ikeja
Ikeja
Division of Lagos
Lagos
State, Nigeria.Contents1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 Economy 4 History 5 People 6 Traditional Rulers 7 Events 8 Education 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksEtymology[edit] When the kolanut plantations in the Agege
Agege
area started to flourish it attracted huge settlements. Agege
Agege
experienced rapid development and became a powerful center of the kolanut trade. These settlements attracted different people of different backgrounds and interests such as laborers, and most of these were Hausa. Whenever the Yorubas needed labourers for jobs such as cutting of trees, they would engage the services of the Hausa people. Because of this work the immediate area where the Hausas lived was named ‘Ilu Awon Ageigi’ which translates as ‘Town (Ilu) of the tree cutters’
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Alimosho
Alimosho
Alimosho
is a Local Government Area in the Ikeja
Ikeja
Division, Lagos State, Nigeria
Nigeria
It is the largest local government in Lagos, with 1,288,714 inhabitants, according to the official 2006 Census (however, the Lagos State
Lagos State
Government disputes the official Census figures and claims a population within the LGA of more than 2 million residents). It has now been subdivided between several Local Community Development Areas (LCDA). The LCDA structure kicked off after the administration of Bola Ilori who was the last chairman of the old single Alimosho Local Government. The six sub-divisions created out of the old Alimosho
Alimosho
are Agbado/Oke-odo LCDA,Ayobo/Ipaja LCDA, Alimosho
Alimosho
LG, Egbe/Idimu LCDA, Ikotun/Igando LCDA and Mosan Okunola LCDA
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Ifako-Ijaiye
Ifako-Ijaiye
Ifako-Ijaiye
is a city and local government area in Lagos, Nigeria. It has a land area of 43 square kilometres (17 sq mi) and had a population of 427,878 people in 2006. The current chairman is Apostle Oloruntoba Oke.Contents1 History 2 Transport 3 Management 4 Sole Administrator's Activities So Far 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Ifako-Ijaiye
Ifako-Ijaiye
Local Government was created along with 183 other local governments on October 1, 1996 by General Sani Abacha, the then military head of state. It was carved out of Agege
Agege
Local Government, with headquarters in Ifako. The 1991 census found the majority of inhabitants to be Yoruba. Ifako-Ijaiye
Ifako-Ijaiye
Local Government is a border suburb town as it shares border with Ogun State
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Kosofe
Kosofe
Kosofe
is a Local Government Area of Lagos
Lagos
State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Kosofe. It has an area of 81 km² and a population of 665,393 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 100.[1] One of the major settlements in Kosofe
Kosofe
is Ikosi. References[edit]^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26
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Mushin, Lagos
Mushin is a Local Government Area in Lagos.[1] It is located 10 km north of the city core, adjacent to the main road to Ikeja, and is largely a congested residential area with inadequate sanitation and low-quality housing. It had 633,009 inhabitants at the 2006 Census.Contents1 Infrastructure and demographics 2 Boundary 3 References 4 External linksInfrastructure and demographics[edit] After the 1960 independence from Great Britain, there was large migrations to the suburban areas. This led to intensive overcrowding. As a result, poor sanitation and inadequate housing lead to poor living conditions. However, since the rise of industrialization in Nigeria, Mushin has become one of the largest beneficiaries of the industrial expansion
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Oshodi-Isolo
Oshodi-Isolo
Oshodi-Isolo
is a Local Government Area (LGA) within Lagos
Lagos
State. It was formed by the second republic Governor of Lagos
Lagos
State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, also known as 'Baba Kekere' and the first Executive Chairman of the Local Government was late Sir Isaac Ademolu Banjoko. The LGA is part of the Ikeja
Ikeja
Division of Lagos
Lagos
State, Nigeria. At the 2006 Census it had a population of 621,509 people, and an area of 45 square kilometers. Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh, has been re-elected for a second term into office July 25th 2017, as the Executive Chairman. Two State House of Assembly, Hon. Shokunle Hakeem Oshodi/Isolo I APC And Hon. Emeka Odimogu Oshodi/Isolo II APC Hon
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Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
(/dʒoʊˈhænɪsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans: [jʊəˈɦanəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Joburg and Egoli) is the largest city in South Africa
South Africa
and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.[8] It is the provincial capital and largest city in Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa.[9] While Johannesburg
Johannesburg
is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand
Witwatersrand
range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade.[citation needed] The metropolis is an alpha global city as listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network
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Vacoas-Phoenix
Vacoas-Phoenix
Vacoas-Phoenix
also known as French: Villes Jumelles (Twin Cities), is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems
Plaines Wilhems
District, the eastern part also lies in the Moka District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Vacoas-Phoenix. According to the estimates made by Statistics Mauritius
Mauritius
in 2015, the population of the town was at 106,289.[2]The town lies between Quatre Bornes
Quatre Bornes
and Curepipe.Contents1 History 2 Politics 3 Sports 4 Sub-locality 5 Twin towns - Sister cities 6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] The towns of Vacoas and Phoenix fused in 1963
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Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
The City
City
of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of the East Rand
East Rand
region of Gauteng, South Africa. The name Ekurhuleni means place of peace in XiTsonga. Ekurhuleni is one of the five districts of Gauteng
Gauteng
province and one of the eight metropolitan municipalities of South Africa. The seat of Ekurhuleni is Germiston. The largest language group among its 3.17 million people is IsiZulu, as of the2001 Census
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City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
(also known as the City of Tshwane) is the metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of northern Gauteng
Gauteng
Province, South Africa
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