Africa - Top 100+ Urban Areas by Population

Population data courtesy of the United Nations Statistics Division and is by urban area as defined by each member country in Africa (for specific city data, see our ranking by city). Data is as of 2010 estimates.

Rank Urban AreaCountryPopulation
1. Cairo Egypt 16,250,000
2. Lagos Nigeria 10,550,000
3. Kinshasa Congo 8,750,000
4. Johannesburg-East Rand South Africa 7,275,000
5. Khartoum Sudan 5,170,000
6. Luanda Angola 4,770,000
7. Alexandria Egypt 4,375,000
8. Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire 4,125,000
9. Accra Ghana 3,600,000
10. Nairobi Kenya 3,520,000
11. Kano Nigeria 3,400,000
12. Cape Town South Africa 3,400,000
13. Dar es Salaam Tanzania 3,350,000
14. Casablanca Morocco 3,275,000
15. Addis Ababa Ethiopia 2,925,000
16. Durban South Africa 2,880,000
17. Dakar Senegal 2,860,000
18. Ibadan Nigeria 2,840,000
19. Algiers Algeria 2,800,000
20. Maputo Mozambique 2,425,000
21. Pretoria South Africa 2,345,000
22. Tunis Tunisia 2,100,000
23. Douala Cameroon 2,100,000
24. Abuja Nigeria 2,000,000
25. Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 1,900,000
26. Antananarivo Madagascar 1,875,000
27. Rabat Morocco 1,800,000
28. Yaoundé Cameroon 1,750,000
29. Kumasi Ghana 1,705,000
30. Bamako Mali 1,700,000
31. Lomé Togo 1,670,000
32. Conakry Guinea 1,650,000
33. Harare Zimbabwe 1,630,000
34. Kampala Uganda 1,600,000
35. Kaduna Nigeria 1,560,000
36. Lubumbashi Congo 1,540,000
37. Mogadishu Somalia 1,500,000
38. Mbuji-Mayi Congo 1,475,000
39. Lusaka Zambia 1,450,000
40. Brazzaville Republic of Congo 1,320,000
41. Benin City Nigeria 1,300,000
42. Vereeniging South Africa 1,140,000
43. Tripoli Libya 1,110,000
44. Port Harcourt Nigeria 1,100,000
45. Port Elizabeth South Africa 1,070,000
46. Niamey Niger 1,050,000
47. Fez Morocco 1,050,000
48. Huambo Angola 1,035,000
49. Mombasa Kenya 1,000,000
50. Zaria Nigeria 960,000
51. Maiduguri Nigeria 950,000
52. Kigali Rwanda 940,000
53. Marrakech Morocco 925,000
54. Freetown Sierra Leone 900,000
55. Yamoussoukro Cote d'Ivoire 885,000
56. Kananga Congo 875,000
57. Lilongwe Malawi 870,000
58. Blantyre Malawi 860,000
59. Cotonou Benin 840,000
60. Ilorin Nigeria 840,000
61. N'Djamena Chad 830,000
62. Monrovia Liberia 830,000
63. Kisangani Congo 810,000
64. Jos Nigeria 800,000
65. Aba Nigeria 790,000
66. Bouaké Cote d'Ivoire 775,000
67. Agadir Morocco 775,000
68. Tangier Morocco 775,000
69. Oran Algeria 770,000
70. Constantine Algeria 730,000
71. Pointe-Noire Republic of Congo 650,000
72. East London South Africa 650,000
73. Bulawayo Zimbabwe 650,000
74. Djibouti Djibouti 600,000
75. Benghazi Libya 600,000
76. Port Said Egypt 550,000
77. Libreville Gabon 550,000
78. Nouakchott Mauritania 550,000
79. Warri Nigeria 550,000
80. Ebute Ikorodu Nigeria 525,000
81. Touba Senegal 525,000
82. Bangui Central African Rep. 500,000
83. Kolwezi Congo 500,000
84. Suez Egypt 500,000
85. Asmara Eritrea 500,000
86. Meknes Morocco 500,000
87. Enugu Nigeria 500,000
88. Oyo Nigeria 500,000
89. Banjul The Gambia 500,000

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