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Biggest Cities in Africa Quiz

Name the most populous urban areas in Africa.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2018
Last updated: November 01, 2018
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Population
City
18.2 mil
Cairo
18.2 mil
Lagos
13.4 mil
Johannesburg / Pretoria
11.6 mil
Kinshasa
7.65 mil
Luanda
5.95 mil
Khartoum
5.90 mil
Dar es Salaam
Population
City
5.85 mil
Alexandria
5.75 mil
Nairobi
5.35 mil
Abidjan
5.10 mil
Accra
4.40 mil
Kano
4.33 mil
Casablanca
4.13 mil
Cape Town
Population
City
3.83 mil
Algiers
3.65 mil
Addis Ababa
3.50 mil
Dakar
3.35 mil
Ibadan
3.33 mil
Durban
3.25 mil
Kampala
3.20 mil
Abuja
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level 33
Apr 11, 2012
Nice quiz, Quizmaster.
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level 46
Apr 12, 2012
19/25 - Was trying to spell Abidjan !!!
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level 68
Apr 14, 2012
Damn missed Tunis! Like the new look of the comment section
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level 17
Sep 6, 2012
21/25
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level 19
Sep 7, 2013
20
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level 70
May 6, 2014
Got 18. My knowledge of Africa is very slowling expanding!
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level 73
Sep 5, 2014
I know all the countries...that's about it for me. I've tried taking the capitals quiz and the only one that I remember that I didn't know before is Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and that's only because it sounds so awesome.
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level 51
Oct 28, 2014
I always remember Ouagadougou because I spent some time there a while back. The ancient capital's name is almost as good: Bobo-Dioulasso. There's also Koudougou, Moussodougou, Doulougou... incredibly beautiful and safe country. I got 21 but I think 100% is achievable next time; I had them all in the back of my brain somewhere, just didn't realize that Pretoria is so big!
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level 60
Oct 2, 2014
I'm actually surprised about how high the guess-percentages are. But then again, why would someone who doesn't know anything about Africa take this quiz. It gives a good overview of the capitals of the medium and large African countries.
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level 74
Jul 18, 2018
I know little about Africa, but before taking quizzes on this site I would have known even less. That's why someone who doesn't know anything about Africa takes the quiz. Next time (hopefully) I'll know more.
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level 70
Oct 2, 2014
alas, my africa illiteracy was exposed in this quiz. :(
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level 50
Oct 9, 2014
16, meh.
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level 79
Apr 23, 2015
No Mogadishu? Population near 6 million.
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level 24
Apr 23, 2015
mogadishu?
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level 66
Oct 22, 2015
Mogadishu 1.3 million
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level 57
Apr 19, 2016
Needs updating :)
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level ∞
Apr 21, 2016
Updated!
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level 59
May 1, 2016
From comments, the changes year on year are surprisingly many.
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level 57
May 1, 2016
Yes, yes. It used to be Cairo, Lagos, Khartoum, Kinshasa, something along that
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level 58
May 1, 2016
17/20, missed Dakar, Abidjan and Ibadan. Remembered hard ones like Durban, Kampala and Kano however.
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level 54
May 1, 2016
I guessed Daresalam but it wasn't accepted.
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level 65
May 2, 2016
It's spelled Dar es Salaam
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level 74
Jul 18, 2018
I type Dar and the rest filled in.
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level 45
Jul 19, 2016
Dammit, why can I NEVER remember Lagos?
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level 30
Apr 20, 2017
100% on first try!
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
Douala being gone surprised me. Got them all though.
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level 65
Jul 15, 2018
Me too! I've been to Cameroon 7 months ago and I thought I could finally use something I learnt there. Turns out both Yaounde and Douala are next on the list, according to citypopulation.de...
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
Is there any rule about Dar/Dar es Salaam because some quizzes accept Dar and some don't?
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level 54
Jun 28, 2018
Yes, I would also like to know this. I put Dar and it wasn't accepted, so I assumed it was a wrong answer. Can Dar be accepted as in many other quizzes?
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level ∞
Jun 28, 2018
Yes
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level 57
Apr 28, 2018
Easy :D
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level 48
Jul 15, 2018
I think there's a mistake with the population #'s between city 7 and city 8
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level 75
Jul 16, 2018
Bamako probably should be on the list now. It's being listed as 3.25 now.