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
801. Fāraskūr Egypt 58,284
802. Rundu Namibia 58,172
803. Banī Mazār Egypt 58,153
804. Sidi Moussa Algeria 57,928
805. Debre Birhan Ethiopia 57,787
806. Guercif Morocco 57,544
807. ’Aïn Temouchent Algeria 57,354
808. Chililabombwe Zambia 57,328
809. Ouarzazat Morocco 57,245
810. Béja Tunisia 57,233
811. Marondera Zimbabwe 57,082
812. Mafeteng Lesotho 57,059
813. Minyat an Naşr Egypt 56,951
814. Kitgum Uganda 56,891
815. Shibīn al Qanāţir Egypt 56,872
816. Bawku Ghana 56,830
817. Jijiga Ethiopia 56,821
818. Râs el Oued Algeria 56,726
819. Lakhdaria Algeria 56,719
820. Kaga Bandoro Central African Rep. 56,520
821. Soroti Uganda 56,400
822. Nabeul Tunisia 56,387
823. Al Qanāţir al Khayrīyah Egypt 56,302
824. Bungoma Kenya 55,962
825. Tiko Cameroon 55,914
826. Tirhanimîne Morocco 55,827
827. Tsévié Togo 55,775
828. Um Ruwwāba Sudan 55,742
829. Arua Uganda 55,585
830. Basyūn Egypt 55,523
831. Beledweyne Somalia 55,410
832. Kribi Cameroon 55,224
833. Mora Cameroon 55,216
834. Heilbron South Africa 55,196
835. Drean Algeria 55,147
836. Kasongo Congo 55,118
837. Tiznit Morocco 55,092
838. Samannūd Egypt 54,980
839. Reghaïa Algeria 54,962
840. Viljoenskroon South Africa 54,955
841. Mamoudzou Mayotte 54,831
842. Shirbîn Egypt 54,676
843. Boghni Algeria 54,666
844. Bolgatanga Ghana 54,430
845. Ilha de Moçambique Mozambique 54,315
846. Sangmélima Cameroon 54,251
847. Dishnā Egypt 54,197
848. Dar Chioukh Algeria 54,022
849. Nikki Benin 54,009
850. Kumbo Cameroon 53,970
851. Farshūţ Egypt 53,851
852. Danané Cote d'Ivoire 53,808
853. Markala Mali 53,738
854. Al Ḩammāmāt Tunisia 53,733
855. Selebi-Phikwe Botswana 53,727
856. Shendi Sudan 53,568
857. Sedrata Algeria 53,318
858. São Tomé Sao Tome 53,300
859. Al Qubbah Libya 53,064
860. Makumbako Tanzania 53,003
861. Hassi Messaoud Algeria 53,000
862. Djamaa Algeria 52,882
863. Buseresere Tanzania 52,870
864. Port Shepstone South Africa 52,793
865. Mongu Zambia 52,534
866. Mansoûra Algeria 52,285
867. Oumé Cote d'Ivoire 52,070
868. Walvis Bay Namibia 52,058
869. Norton Zimbabwe 52,054
870. Diyarb Najm Egypt 51,841
871. Ijebu Ijesha Nigeria 51,730
872. Qoryooley Somalia 51,720
873. Telerghma Algeria 51,708
874. At Tall al Kabīr Egypt 51,569
875. Amparafaravola Madagascar 51,519
876. Talā Egypt 51,498
877. Jendouba Tunisia 51,408
878. Remchi Algeria 51,224
879. Birine Algeria 51,209
880. Ibshawāy Egypt 51,173
881. Séguéla Cote d'Ivoire 51,157
882. Nyeri Kenya 51,084
883. Bunda Tanzania 50,944
884. Bingerville Cote d'Ivoire 50,694
885. Mweka Congo 50,675
886. Gbadolite Congo 50,493
887. Tafo Ghana 50,457
888. Nkoteng Cameroon 50,334
889. Issia Cote d'Ivoire 50,313
890. Swedru Ghana 50,293
891. Sour el Ghozlane Algeria 50,204
892. Buta Congo 50,130
893. Metlili Chaamba Algeria 50,117
894. Inda Silasē Ethiopia 50,078
895. Merelani Tanzania 50,000
896. Maun Botswana 49,945
897. Kabba Nigeria 49,869
898. Odienné Cote d'Ivoire 49,857
899. Khemis el Khechna Algeria 49,757
900. Dosso Niger 49,750