List of cities in africa

This is a list of the largest urban agglomerations in Africa. Figures are from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects report, as well as from citypopulation.de. Figures for administrative areas are also given.

Rank City Country Administrative area
Latest figures from national census authority
Agglomeration[1]
(2010; UN WUP)
Agglomeration[2]
(2010-01-01; citypopulation.de)
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1 Cairo  Egypt 7,786,640 (2006)
Governorate
11,001,000 15,200,000
2 Lagos  Nigeria 7,937,932 (2006)
The 16 local government areas of Lagos proper
10,578,000 11,800,000
3 Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 5,528,000 (1998)
Province
8,754,000 8,900,000
4 Johannesburg-Ekurhuleni (Greater Johannesburg)  South Africa 3,888,180 (2007)
2 adjoining Metropolitan municipalities
3,670,000 7,550,000[3]
5 Khartoum-Umm Durman  Sudan 2,919,773 (1993)
The three principal cities of the Khartoum agglomeration
5,172,000 4,975,000
6 Mogadishu  Somalia 2,855,800 (2011) 6,346,000 5,845,000 150px
7 Dar es Salaam  Tanzania 4,364,541 (2012)
Mkoa
4,364,541 4,700,000
8 Alexandria  Egypt 4,110,015 (2006)
Governorate
4,387,000 4,575,000
9 Abidjan  Ivory Coast 4,210,200 (2002)
Département
4,125,000 4,400,000
10 Casablanca  Morocco 3,631,061 (2004)
Région
3,284,000 3,975,000
11 Cape Town  South Africa 3,497,097 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
3,405,000 3,775,000
12 Durban  South Africa 3,468,086 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
2,879,000 3,650,000
13 Accra  Ghana 1,659,136 (2000)
District (Accra Metropolitan Area)
2,342,000 3,575,000
14 Nairobi  Kenya 3,138,295 (2009)
Nairobi administrative area
3,523,000 3,500,000
15 Kano  Nigeria 2,153,225 (2006)
The six local government areas of Kano proper
3,395,000 9,383,682
16 Ibadan  Nigeria 1,338,659 (2006)
The five local government areas of Ibadan proper
2,837,000 3,375,000
17 Algiers  Algeria 2,947,461 (2008)
Wilaya
2,800,000 3,175,000
18 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia 2,738,248 (2007)
Astedader
2,930,000 3,100,000
19 Luanda  Angola 1,823,282 (2002)
Provincia
4,772,000 3,100,000
20 Dakar  Senegal 2,452,656 (2005)
Région
2,863,000 2,675,000
21 Pretoria  South Africa 2,345,908 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
1,429,000 2,525,000
22 Tripoli  Libya 2,222,000 (2006)
Mutsarfiyah
2,267,000 2,325,000
23 Harare  Zimbabwe 1,903,510 (2002)
Province
1,632,000 2,300,000
24 Douala  Cameroon 1,514,978 (2001)
Wouri département
2,125,000 2,200,000
25 Hargeisa and  Somalia 1,340,000 2,290,000
26 Abuja  Nigeria 1,405,201 (2006)
Federal Capital Territory
1,995,000 Not listed
27 Kampala  Uganda 1,337,900 (2005)
District
1,598,000 1,970,000
28 Bamako  Mali 1,215,335 (2005)
District
1,699,000 1,920,000
29 Maputo  Mozambique 1,099,102 (2007)
Province-level city
1,655,000 1,910,000
30 Rabat  Morocco 627,932 (2004)
Préfecture
1,802,000 1,890,000
31 Antananarivo  Madagascar 1,879,000 1,860,000
32 Lusaka  Zambia 1,084,703 (2000)
District
1,451,000 1,830,000
33 Yaoundé  Cameroon 1,248,235 (2001)
Mfoundi département
1,801,000 1,750,000
34 Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso 1,475,223 (2006)
Municipality
1,908,000 1,700,000
35 Conakry  Guinea 1,092,936 (1996)
Région
1,653,000 1,690,000
36 Kaduna  Nigeria 760,084 (2006)
The two local government areas of Kaduna
1,561,000 1,670,000
37 Kumasi  Ghana 1,171,311 (2000)
District (Kumasi Metropolitan Area)
1,834,000 1,630,000
38 Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,543,000 1,570,000
39 Mbuji-Mayi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,488,000 1,520,000
40 Brazzaville  Republic of the Congo 1,174,005 (2005)
Province-level city
1,323,000 1,430,000
41 Oran  Algeria 634,112 (1998)
Commune
770,000 1,260,000
42 Benin  Nigeria 1,302,000 1,240,000
43 Port Harcourt  Nigeria 541,116 (2006)
Local government area
1,104,000 1,230,000
44 Tunis  Tunisia 911,643 (2005)
Municipality
1,108,000 1,210,000
45 Freetown  Sierra Leone 947,122 (2004)
Western Area province
901,000 1,200,000
46 Cotonou  Benin 665,100 (2002)
Commune
844,000 1,150,000
47 Vereeniging  South Africa 800,819 (2007)
District municipality
1,143,000 Not listed
48 Fès  Morocco 977,946 (2004)
Préfecture
1,065,000 1,110,000
49 Maiduguri  Nigeria 521,492 (2006)
Local government area
970,000 1,100,000
50 Monrovia  Liberia 1,010,970 (2008)
Municipality
827,000 1,080,000
51 Port Elizabeth  South Africa 1,050,930 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality (Nelson Mandela Bay)
1,068,000 1,070,000
52 Huambo  Angola 1,034,000 Not listed
53 Ogbomosho  Nigeria 1,032,000 Not listed
54 Zaria  Nigeria 408,198 (2006)
Local government area
963,000 1,030,000
55 Ndjamena  Chad 829,000 1,020,000

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