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
101. Bloemfontein South Africa 463,064
102. Calabar Nigeria 461,796
103. Constantine Algeria 450,097
104. Boksburg South Africa 445,168
105. Garoua Cameroon 436,899
106. Mwanza Tanzania 436,801
107. Kousséri Cameroon 435,547
108. Katsina Nigeria 432,149
109. Welkom South Africa 431,944
110. Al Maḩallah al Kubrá Egypt 431,052
111. Likasi Congo 422,414
112. Luxor Egypt 422,407
113. Akure Nigeria 420,594
114. Asyūţ Egypt 420,585
115. Al Manşūrah Egypt 420,195
116. Kolwezi Congo 418,000
117. Oujda Morocco 405,253
118. Tanda Egypt 404,901
119. Newcastle South Africa 404,838
120. Zanzibar Tanzania 403,658
121. Kassala Sudan 401,477
122. Kitwe Zambia 400,914
123. Ndola Zambia 394,518
124. Bamenda Cameroon 393,835
125. El Obeid Sudan 393,311
126. Nampula Mozambique 388,526
127. Bissau Guinea-Bissau 388,028
128. Mişrātah Libya 386,120
129. Abomey-Calavi Benin 385,755
130. Krugersdorp South Africa 378,821
131. Kenitra Morocco 366,570
132. Tamale Ghana 360,579
133. Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso 360,106
134. Kūstī Sudan 345,068
135. Arusha Tanzania 341,136
136. Chitungwiza Zimbabwe 340,360
137. Wad Medani Sudan 332,714
138. Bujumbura Burundi 331,700
139. Tétouan Morocco 326,261
140. Maroua Cameroon 319,941
141. Bauchi Nigeria 316,149
142. Ebute Ikorodu Nigeria 313,439
143. Botshabelo South Africa 309,714
144. Al Fayyūm Egypt 306,393
145. Brakpan South Africa 305,692
146. Juba South Sudan 300,000
147. Makurdi Nigeria 292,645
148. Minna Nigeria 291,905
149. Mbeya Tanzania 291,649
150. Bafoussam Cameroon 290,768
151. Safi Morocco 288,163
152. Az Zaqāzīq Egypt 285,097
153. Ismailia Egypt 284,813
154. Batna Algeria 280,798
155. Effon Alaiye Nigeria 279,319
156. Ilesa Nigeria 277,904
157. Sfax Tunisia 277,278
158. Owo Nigeria 276,574
159. Bab Ezzouar Algeria 275,630
160. Mokolo Cameroon 275,239
161. Windhoek Namibia 268,132
162. Tshikapa Congo 267,462
163. Kafr ad Dawwār Egypt 267,370
164. Umuahia Nigeria 264,662
165. Witbank South Africa 262,491
166. Nakuru Kenya 259,903
167. Ondo Nigeria 257,005
168. Chimoio Mozambique 256,936
169. Damaturu Nigeria 255,895
170. Ikot-Ekpene Nigeria 254,806
171. Richards Bay South Africa 252,968
172. El Fasher Sudan 252,609
173. Thiès Nones Senegal 252,320
174. Dirē Dawa Ethiopia 252,279
175. Morogoro Tanzania 250,902
176. Iwo Nigeria 250,443
177. Gombe Nigeria 250,258
178. Jimeta Nigeria 248,148
179. Vanderbijlpark South Africa 246,754
180. Berbera Somalia 242,344
181. Aswān Egypt 241,261
182. Qinā Egypt 235,362
183. Kismaayo Somalia 234,852
184. Porto-Novo Benin 234,168
185. Centurion South Africa 233,386
186. Takoradi Ghana 232,919
187. Ngaoundéré Cameroon 231,357
188. Ḩalwān Egypt 230,000
189. Uitenhage South Africa 228,912
190. Damanhūr Egypt 227,943
191. Al Minyā Egypt 227,150
192. Gusau Nigeria 226,857
193. Huambo Angola 226,145
194. Mubi Nigeria 225,705
195. Bukavu Congo 225,389
196. Roodepoort South Africa 225,000
197. Tanga Tanzania 224,876
198. Cidade de Nacala Mozambique 224,795
199. Ikire Nigeria 222,160
200. Eldoret Kenya 218,446