Africa - Top 100+ Cities by Population

Population data by city is the population of the city itself, not the metro area (for specific metro area data, see our ranking by metro area). Data is as of 2011 estimates.

Rank CityCountryPopulation
901. Katoro Tanzania 49,691
902. Vryburg South Africa 49,588
903. Ifakara Tanzania 49,528
904. Ziway Ethiopia 49,416
905. Wolmaransstad South Africa 49,366
906. eSikhawini South Africa 49,265
907. Timimoun Algeria 49,237
908. I-n-Salah Algeria 49,223
909. Touggourt Algeria 49,044
910. Al Balyanā Egypt 48,801
911. Kolokani Mali 48,774
912. Saint-André Reunion 48,674
913. Bulungu Congo 48,344
914. Azrou Morocco 48,249
915. Birni N Konni Niger 48,103
916. Ash Shuhadā’ Egypt 48,060
917. Kibuye Rwanda 48,024
918. Sīdī Sālim Egypt 47,998
919. El Kef Tunisia 47,979
920. Saint-Louis Reunion 47,881
921. Juhaynah Egypt 47,821
922. Hammam-Lif Tunisia 47,760
923. Leribe Lesotho 47,675
924. Merouana Algeria 47,646
925. Aného Togo 47,579
926. Kafue Zambia 47,554
927. Mutengene Cameroon 47,478
928. Serowe Botswana 47,419
929. Buea Cameroon 47,300
930. Chegutu Zimbabwe 47,294
931. Dom Ghana 47,260
932. Meru Kenya 47,226
933. Rwamagana Rwanda 47,203
934. Duekoué Cote d'Ivoire 47,198
935. Nkawkaw Ghana 47,162
936. Oued Lill Tunisia 47,101
937. Kissidougou Guinea 47,099
938. Jawhar Somalia 47,086
939. Dīla Ethiopia 47,021
940. Ilaro Nigeria 46,999
941. Ţāmiyah Egypt 46,866
942. Kerkera Algeria 46,747
943. Choma Zambia 46,746
944. Njombe Tanzania 46,724
945. El Hadjar Algeria 46,656
946. Garoua Boulaï Cameroon 46,615
947. Labé Guinea 46,510
948. Beni Saf Algeria 46,382
949. Banī Walīd Libya 46,350
950. Berekum Ghana 46,287
951. Menzel Bourguiba Tunisia 46,245
952. Kibungo Rwanda 46,240
953. Kilifi Kenya 46,118
954. At Tāj Libya 46,050
955. Balfour South Africa 46,008
956. Mahdia Tunisia 45,977
957. Gbarnga Liberia 45,835
958. Mashtūl as Sūq Egypt 45,798
959. Al Ḩāmūl Egypt 45,798
960. Wajir Kenya 45,771
961. Argungu Nigeria 45,584
962. Ain Sukhna Egypt 45,552
963. Mumias Kenya 45,485
964. Dédougou Burkina Faso 45,341
965. ’Aïn el Turk Algeria 45,323
966. Iţsā Egypt 45,269
967. Maţāy Egypt 45,215
968. Midelt Morocco 45,159
969. Boudouaou Algeria 45,153
970. Fort Dauphin Madagascar 45,141
971. Iganga Uganda 45,024
972. Zuwārah Libya 45,000
973. Mondlo South Africa 44,922
974. Skhirat Morocco 44,850
975. Richard-Toll Senegal 44,752
976. Beaufort West South Africa 44,737
977. Kanye Botswana 44,716
978. Gbawe Ghana 44,645
979. Sinja Sudan 44,626
980. Berriane Algeria 44,580
981. Oued Fodda Algeria 44,523
982. Mahalapye Botswana 44,471
983. Aliwal North South Africa 44,436
984. Fria Guinea 44,369
985. Zouila Tunisia 44,349
986. Radès Tunisia 44,298
987. Winneba Ghana 44,254
988. Oduponkpehe Ghana 44,227
989. Boû Arfa Algeria 44,143
990. Al Badārī Egypt 44,132
991. Souq Larb’a al Gharb Morocco 44,059
992. Thohoyandou South Africa 44,046
993. Hāgere Hiywet Ethiopia 43,920
994. El Attaf Algeria 43,837
995. Batouri Cameroon 43,821
996. Murzuq Libya 43,732
997. Basoko Congo 43,709
998. Jerada Morocco 43,696
999. Jilib Somalia 43,694
1,000. Siguiri Guinea 43,601