Top 100 Cities in Africa

Name the 100 most populous cities in Africa!
City proper, except: Nigeria (Agglomerations), South Africa ("Urban Areas") due to lack of better data
Population numbers in thousands
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Rank
Population
Country
Answer
1
13,745
Nigeria
Lagos
2
9,294
Egypt
Cairo
3
7,861
South Africa
Johannesburg
4
7,274
D.R.Congo
Kinshasa
5
6,760
Angola
Luanda
6
5,108
Egypt
Alexandria
7
4,395
Ivory Coast
Abidjan
8
4,365
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
9
4,213
Egypt
Giza
10
4,155
Nigeria
Kano
11
3,431
South Africa
Cape Town
12
3,360
Morocco
Casablanca
13
3,273
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
14
3,160
Nigeria
Ibadan
15
3,134
Kenya
Nairobi
16
2,940
Nigeria
Abuja
17
2,786
South Africa
Durban
18
2,768
Cameroon
Douala
19
2,766
Cameroon
Yaoundé
20
2,647
Senegal
Dakar
21
2,526
Zambia
Lusaka
22
2,486
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
23
2,364
Algeria
Algiers
24
2,075
Nigeria
Port Harcourt
25
2,070
Ghana
Accra
26
2,035
Ghana
Kumasi
27
2,010
Togo
Lomé
28
1,850
Sudan
Omdurman
29
1,810
Mali
Bamako
30
1,763
South Africa
Pretoria
31
1,685
Nigeria
Kaduna
32
1,661
Guinea
Conakry
33
1,651
Uganda
Kampala
34
1,650
Somalia
Mogadishu
35
1,616
Mozambique
Matola
36
1,495
Nigeria
Benin City
37
1,485
Zimbabwe
Harare
38
1,411
Sudan
Khartoum
39
1,373
Rep. Congo
Brazzaville
40
1,334
Madagascar
Antananarivo
41
1,283
D.R.Congo
Lubumbashi
42
1,214
D.R.Congo
Mbuji-Mayi
43
1,188
Egypt
Shubra el-Kheima
44
1,112
Morocco
Fès
45
1,101
Mozambique
Maputo
46
1,080
Nigeria
Onitsha
47
1,065
Nigeria
Maiduguri
48
1,056
Sierra Leone
Freetown
49
1,040
Nigeria
Aba
50
1,028
Burkina Faso
Bobo-Dioulasso
Rank
Population
Country
Answer
51
1,022
Liberia
Monrovia
52
1,012
Sudan
Khartoum-North
53
989
Malawi
Lilongwe
54
978
Niger
Niamey
55
960
Nigeria
Ilorin
56
958
Mauritania
Nouakchott
57
951
Chad
Ndjamena
58
948
Morocco
Tangier
59
941
Libya
Tripoli
60
929
Morocco
Marrakech
61
925
Nigeria
Jos
62
915
Kenya
Mombasa
63
915
Nigeria
Warri
64
895
Nigeria
Enugu
65
895
Nigeria
Zaria
66
890
Morocco
Salé
67
876
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
68
859
Rwanda
Kigali
69
820
Nigeria
Oshogbo
70
815
Nigeria
Sokoto
71
803
Algeria
Oran
72
800
Malawi
Blantyre
73
775
Eritrea
Asmara
74
760
Egypt
Port Said
75
753
Senegal
Touba
76
743
Mozambique
Nampula
77
741
Egypt
Suez
78
741
Somalia
Hargeisa
79
728
South Africa
Soshanguve
80
721
D.R.Congo
Kananga
81
715
Rep. Congo
Pointe-Noire
82
706
Tanzania
Mwanza
83
704
Gabon
Libreville
84
692
Zambia
Kitwe
85
683
D.R.Congo
Kisangani
86
679
Benin
Cotonou
87
653
Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
88
639
Tunisia
Tunis
89
623
Central African Republic
Bangui
90
606
South Africa
Evaton
91
595
Nigeria
Abeokuta
92
578
Morocco
Rabat
93
575
Nigeria
Akure
94
570
Egypt
El Mansoura
95
563
Zambia
Ndola
96
543
Egypt
Mahalla el-Kubra
97
540
Nigeria
Owerri
98
537
Ivory Coast
Bouaké
99
534
Mozambique
Beira
100
529
Egypt
Tanta
+2
Level 57
May 10, 2019
Make Hargeisa Somaliland, they deserve recognition
+1
Level 47
Oct 16, 2019
Yeah, but that’s making up a country. It does not exist. I’m willing to say less than 20 countries recognise it.
+2
Level 73
Oct 16, 2019
It does exist, it is a functioning country, but it's not recognised by any other country. So their situation is just slightly worse than Northern Cyprus, South Ossetia, etc., which have at least one country that recognises them. None of these are "JetPunk" countries by convention.