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
1,101. Toumodi Cote d'Ivoire 39,005
1,102. Boundiali Cote d'Ivoire 38,878
1,103. Tshela Congo 38,845
1,104. Bukama Congo 38,770
1,105. Awel South Sudan 38,745
1,106. Gummi Nigeria 38,744
1,107. El Idrissia Algeria 38,714
1,108. Thaba Nchu South Africa 38,616
1,109. Bougaa Algeria 38,597
1,110. Gogrial South Sudan 38,572
1,111. Cové Benin 38,566
1,112. Ruyigi Burundi 38,458
1,113. Giyon Ethiopia 38,394
1,114. Naivasha Kenya 38,366
1,115. Aş Şaff Egypt 38,213
1,116. Newala Kisimani Tanzania 38,099
1,117. Carnot Central African Rep. 38,071
1,118. Lakota Cote d'Ivoire 38,055
1,119. Frankfort South Africa 38,006
1,120. ‘Izbat al Burj Egypt 37,953
1,121. Kapiri Mposhi Zambia 37,942
1,122. Geiro Tanzania 37,909
1,123. Dori Burkina Faso 37,806
1,124. Sansanné-Mango Togo 37,748
1,125. Manjo Cameroon 37,661
1,126. Tenkodogo Burkina Faso 37,658
1,127. Aboisso Cote d'Ivoire 37,654
1,128. Ekangala South Africa 37,650
1,129. Faratsiho Madagascar 37,563
1,130. Kidatu Tanzania 37,542
1,131. Réo Burkina Faso 37,535
1,132. Ogoja Nigeria 37,466
1,133. Al Wāsiţah Egypt 37,453
1,134. Draa Ben Khedda Algeria 37,443
1,135. Arrah Cote d'Ivoire 37,432
1,136. Bindura Zimbabwe 37,423
1,137. Kasulu Tanzania 37,349
1,138. Bonoua Cote d'Ivoire 37,312
1,139. Dar el Beïda Algeria 37,311
1,140. Sumusţā as Sulţānī Egypt 37,260
1,141. Aïn el Bya Algeria 37,241
1,142. Mangai Congo 37,188
1,143. Nosy Varika Madagascar 37,152
1,144. Azemmour Morocco 37,140
1,145. Malanville Benin 37,117
1,146. Dilling Sudan 37,113
1,147. Melong Cameroon 37,086
1,148. Kampene Congo 37,034
1,149. Kabare Congo 37,034
1,150. Giyani South Africa 37,024
1,151. Nedroma Algeria 36,995
1,152. Mochudi Botswana 36,962
1,153. Vavatenina Madagascar 36,916
1,154. Debila Algeria 36,834
1,155. Morondava Madagascar 36,803
1,156. Tineghir Morocco 36,795
1,157. Kawm Ḩamādah Egypt 36,751
1,158. Joal-Fadiout Senegal 36,735
1,159. Katsina Ala Nigeria 36,722
1,160. Kambove Congo 36,702
1,161. Arris Algeria 36,641
1,162. Al Bājūr Egypt 36,633
1,163. Houndé Burkina Faso 36,593
1,164. Asamankese Ghana 36,589
1,165. Tunduma Tanzania 36,556
1,166. El Hamma Tunisia 36,458
1,167. Itu Nigeria 36,358
1,168. Yirga ‘Alem Ethiopia 36,292
1,169. Chefchaouene Morocco 36,280
1,170. Koumra Chad 36,263
1,171. ’Aïn Deheb Algeria 36,146
1,172. Nanyuki Kenya 36,142
1,173. Amboasary Madagascar 36,082
1,174. Mandera Kenya 36,076
1,175. Narok Kenya 36,061
1,176. Masasi Tanzania 36,032
1,177. Kahama Tanzania 36,014
1,178. Akoupé Cote d'Ivoire 35,970
1,179. Kidodi Tanzania 35,953
1,180. Hammam Bou Hadjar Algeria 35,896
1,181. Zvishavane Zimbabwe 35,896
1,182. Mampong Ghana 35,887
1,183. Tessaoua Niger 35,775
1,184. Victoria Falls Zimbabwe 35,761
1,185. Kericho Kenya 35,748
1,186. Kumo Nigeria 35,712
1,187. Igunga Tanzania 35,644
1,188. Tibati Cameroon 35,589
1,189. Yangambi Congo 35,531
1,190. Missungwi Tanzania 35,530
1,191. Sidi ech Chahmi Algeria 35,512
1,192. Stutterheim South Africa 35,510
1,193. Manakara Madagascar 35,499
1,194. Pala Chad 35,466
1,195. Bougouni Mali 35,450
1,196. El Kala Algeria 35,449
1,197. Saint-Benoît Reunion 35,310
1,198. Migori Kenya 35,240
1,199. El Aïoun Morocco 35,196
1,200. Luebo Congo 35,183