Lagos is the most populous in Nigeria and the most populous on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the most populous urban agglomerations. Lagos, the capital of Nigeria since its amalgamation in 1914, went on to become the capital of Lagos State after its creation. This unofficial figures put the population of “Greater Metropolitan Lagos”, which includes Lagos and its surrounding metro area, extending as far as into Ogun State, at approximately 21 million. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events. Lagos wheelchair access is poor by international first world standards.
Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington’s metropolitan area, the country’s sixth largest, had a 2017 estimated population of 6.2 million residents. All three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the District: Congress (legislative), president (executive), and the U.S. Supreme Court (judicial). Washington is home to many national monuments, and museums, primarily situated on or around the National Mall. Washington wheelchair access is of a high standard, providing an inclusive environment for the national capital.
Bogotá is the capital of Colombia. The city is located in the center of Colombia, on a high plateau known as the Bogotá savanna, part of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. It is the third-highest capital in South America (after Quito and La Paz), at an average of 2,640 metres above sea level. Bogotá is home to the largest number of universities and research centers in the country and is an important cultural center, with many theaters, libraries and museums, of which the Museo del Oro is the most important. Bogota wheelchair access is very limited as this is a relatively poor country. Poverty in Bogota is caused by the serious problem of maldistribution of income. This city is one of the most unequal Latin American countries in terms of wealth distribution.
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. It is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas. It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters. The population of Greater Mexico City is 21.3 million, which makes it the largest metropolitan area of the Western Hemisphere, the eleventh-largest agglomeration (2017), and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world. Mexico’s capital is both the oldest capital city in the Americas and one of two founded by Native Americans, the other being Quito, Ecuador. After years of demanding greater political autonomy, residents were finally given the right to elect both a Head of Government and the representatives of the unicameral Legislative Assembly by election in 1997. The city has several progressive policies, such as abortion on request, a limited form of euthanasia, no-fault divorce, and same-sex marriage.