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. Lagos Nigeria 9,000,000
2. Kinshasa Congo 7,785,965
3. Cairo Egypt 7,734,614
4. Alexandria Egypt 3,811,516
5. Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire 3,677,115
6. Kano Nigeria 3,626,068
7. Ibadan Nigeria 3,565,108
8. Cape Town South Africa 3,433,441
9. Casablanca Morocco 3,144,909
10. Durban South Africa 3,120,282
11. Luanda Angola 2,776,168
12. Addis Ababa Ethiopia 2,757,729
13. Nairobi Kenya 2,750,547
14. Dar es Salaam Tanzania 2,698,652
15. Mogadishu Somalia 2,587,183
16. Al Jīzah Egypt 2,443,203
17. Dakar Senegal 2,352,057
18. Johannesburg South Africa 2,026,469
19. Algiers Algeria 1,977,663
20. Khartoum Sudan 1,974,647
21. Accra Ghana 1,963,264
22. Conakry Guinea 1,767,200
23. Soweto South Africa 1,695,047
24. Rabat Morocco 1,655,753
25. Pretoria South Africa 1,619,438
26. Kaduna Nigeria 1,582,102
27. Harare Zimbabwe 1,542,813
28. Kumasi Ghana 1,468,609
29. Antananarivo Madagascar 1,391,433
30. Lubumbashi Congo 1,373,770
31. Kampala Uganda 1,353,189
32. Douala Cameroon 1,338,082
33. Yaoundé Cameroon 1,299,369
34. Bamako Mali 1,297,281
35. Brazzaville Republic of Congo 1,284,609
36. Lusaka Zambia 1,267,440
37. Omdurman Sudan 1,200,000
38. Maputo Mozambique 1,191,613
39. Tripoli Libya 1,150,989
40. Port Harcourt Nigeria 1,148,665
41. Benin City Nigeria 1,125,058
42. Maiduguri Nigeria 1,112,449
43. Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 1,086,505
44. Zaria Nigeria 975,153
45. Port Elizabeth South Africa 967,677
46. Fès Morocco 964,891
47. Monrovia Liberia 939,524
48. Salé Morocco 903,485
49. Abobo Cote d'Ivoire 900,000
50. Aba Nigeria 897,560
51. Mbuji-Mayi Congo 874,761
52. Pikine Senegal 874,062
53. Marrakech Morocco 839,296
54. Jos Nigeria 816,824
55. Ilorin Nigeria 814,192
56. Freetown Sierra Leone 802,639
57. Mombasa Kenya 799,668
58. Boumerdas Algeria 786,499
59. Niamey Niger 774,235
60. Pietermaritzburg South Africa 750,845
61. Lomé Togo 749,700
62. Kigali Rwanda 745,261
63. Oyo Nigeria 736,072
64. N'Djamena Chad 721,081
65. Bulawayo Zimbabwe 699,385
66. Agadir Morocco 698,310
67. Tunis Tunisia 693,210
68. Cotonou Benin 690,584
69. Enugu Nigeria 688,862
70. Tangier Morocco 688,356
71. Nouakchott Mauritania 661,400
72. Pointe-Noire Republic of Congo 659,084
73. Benghazi Libya 650,629
74. Lilongwe Malawi 646,750
75. Oran Algeria 645,984
76. Djibouti Djibouti 623,891
77. Benoni South Africa 605,344
78. Abeokuta Nigeria 593,100
79. Abuja Nigeria 590,400
80. Blantyre Malawi 584,877
81. Libreville Gabon 578,156
82. Bouaké Cote d'Ivoire 567,481
83. Asmara Eritrea 563,930
84. Sokoto Nigeria 563,861
85. Onitsha Nigeria 561,066
86. Meknès Morocco 545,705
87. Matola Mozambique 543,907
88. Bangui Central African Rep. 542,393
89. Kisangani Congo 539,158
90. Port Said Egypt 538,378
91. Warri Nigeria 536,023
92. Beira Mozambique 530,604
93. Tembisa South Africa 511,655
94. Port Sudan Sudan 489,725
95. Suez Egypt 488,125
96. Masina Congo 485,167
97. East London South Africa 478,676
98. Hargeysa Somalia 477,876
99. Vereeniging South Africa 474,681
100. Kananga Congo 463,546

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