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
3,622. Edinburgh of the Seven Seas Saint Helena 271
3,621. Porto dos Mosteiros Cape Verde 477
3,620. Georgetown Saint Helena 538
3,619. Jamestown Saint Helena 637
3,618. Semera Ethiopia 833
3,617. Makoba Botswana 1,006
3,616. Mnoungou Comoros 1,013
3,615. Botlhapatlou Botswana 1,013
3,614. Jali The Gambia 1,024
3,613. Perai The Gambia 1,026
3,612. Limbi Comoros 1,037
3,611. Jifarong The Gambia 1,038
3,610. Dekar Botswana 1,043
3,609. Daru Rilwan The Gambia 1,045
3,608. Nioumamilima Comoros 1,068
3,607. Tamasane Botswana 1,070
3,606. Chepareria Kenya 1,073
3,605. Chitrouni Comoros 1,081
3,604. Sekoma Botswana 1,083
3,603. Turmi Ethiopia 1,087
3,602. Brikama Nding The Gambia 1,092
3,601. Barkéwol Mauritania 1,100
3,600. Iriba Chad 1,100
3,599. Bouni Comoros 1,104
3,598. Río Campo Equatorial Guinea 1,105
3,597. Kass Wollof The Gambia 1,109
3,596. Assimpao Comoros 1,112
3,595. Hoani Comoros 1,114
3,594. Dutlwe Botswana 1,126
3,593. Nambale Kenya 1,154
3,592. Mathakola Botswana 1,159
3,591. Pateh Sam The Gambia 1,164
3,590. Makaleng Botswana 1,166
3,589. Mtsamdou Comoros 1,171
3,588. Magothla Botswana 1,174
3,587. Nsoko Swaziland 1,175
3,586. Antsahé Comoros 1,180
3,585. Jebel Tiskaouine Morocco 1,197
3,584. Ziroudani Comoros 1,197
3,583. Diabugu Basilla The Gambia 1,199
3,582. Lupane Zimbabwe 1,200
3,581. Dusa Marreb Somalia 1,200
3,580. Bantanto The Gambia 1,201
3,579. Kunting The Gambia 1,204
3,578. Mbang Cameroon 1,237
3,577. Chilla The Gambia 1,249
3,576. Jenoi The Gambia 1,254
3,575. Bambali The Gambia 1,255
3,574. Bahani Comoros 1,272
3,573. Maapi Botswana 1,275
3,572. Pilane Botswana 1,277
3,571. Darkton Swaziland 1,281
3,570. Mapou Mauritius 1,288
3,569. Brifu The Gambia 1,292
3,568. Daba Kunda The Gambia 1,302
3,567. Sun Kunda The Gambia 1,306
3,566. Sara Kunda The Gambia 1,316
3,565. Ivouani Comoros 1,317
3,564. Madjeouéni Comoros 1,320
3,563. Gunjur The Gambia 1,327
3,562. Nyimba Zambia 1,336
3,561. Si Kunda The Gambia 1,344
3,560. Bambadjani Comoros 1,355
3,559. Sukuta The Gambia 1,364
3,558. Karantaba The Gambia 1,372
3,557. Pilikwe Botswana 1,375
3,556. Wassu The Gambia 1,380
3,555. Itsandzéni Comoros 1,382
3,554. Lalapanzi Zimbabwe 1,390
3,553. Mavingouni Comoros 1,390
3,552. Koua Comoros 1,391
3,551. Kurametsi Botswana 1,397
3,550. Tsau Botswana 1,409
3,549. Mtakoudja Comoros 1,410
3,548. Maraharé Comoros 1,415
3,547. Machinga Malawi 1,418
3,546. Ourovéni Comoros 1,419
3,545. Ranérou Senegal 1,426
3,544. Alaïli Ḏaḏḏa‘ Djibouti 1,456
3,543. Héroumbili Comoros 1,463
3,542. Bitica Equatorial Guinea 1,464
3,541. Chindini Comoros 1,471
3,540. Bureng The Gambia 1,472
3,539. Lokwabe Botswana 1,473
3,538. Wellingara Ba The Gambia 1,476
3,537. Mjamaoué Comoros 1,490
3,536. Patsi Comoros 1,498
3,535. Muldersdriseloop South Africa 1,500
3,534. Hluhluwe South Africa 1,500
3,533. Goz Béïda Chad 1,500
3,532. Sudowol The Gambia 1,502
3,531. Sutukung The Gambia 1,506
3,530. Mogapinyana Botswana 1,515
3,529. Évodoula Cameroon 1,521
3,528. Petite Case Noyale Mauritius 1,525
3,527. Bambous Virieux Mauritius 1,540
3,526. Gunjur Kuta The Gambia 1,566
3,525. Muhororo Uganda 1,567
3,524. Kamativi Mine Zimbabwe 1,575
3,523. Nkoyaphiri Botswana 1,578