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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
Years of most current data vary a lot
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Rank
Population
Country
Answer
1
13,745
Nigeria
Lagos
2
9,607
Egypt
Cairo
3
7,861
South Africa
Johannesburg
4
7,274
D.R.Congo
Kinshasa
5
6,759
Angola
Luanda
6
5,617
Ivory Coast
Abidjan
7
5,264
Egypt
Alexandria
8
4,910
Nigeria
Kano
9
4,397
Kenya
Nairobi
10
4,367
Egypt
Giza
11
4,365
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
12
3,860
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
13
3,563
Morocco
Casablanca
14
3,431
South Africa
Cape Town
15
3,190
Nigeria
Ibadan
16
2,786
South Africa
Durban
17
2,768
Cameroon
Douala
18
2,766
Cameroon
Yaoundé
19
2,690
Nigeria
Abuja
20
2,647
Senegal
Dakar
21
2,628
Zambia
Lusaka
22
2,415
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
23
2,364
Algeria
Algiers
24
2,174
Togo
Lomé
25
2,120
Nigeria
Port Harcourt
26
2,070
Ghana
Accra
27
2,035
Ghana
Kumasi
28
1,982
Rep. Congo
Brazzaville
29
1,850
Nigeria
Kaduna
30
1,850
Sudan
Omdurman
31
1,810
Mali
Bamako
32
1,763
South Africa
Pretoria
33
1,681
Uganda
Kampala
34
1,680
Nigeria
Benin City
35
1,661
Guinea
Conakry
36
1,650
Somalia
Mogadishu
37
1,492
Zimbabwe
Harare
38
1,411
Sudan
Khartoum
39
1,293
Libya
Tripoli
40
1,283
D.R.Congo
Lubumbashi
41
1,274
Madagascar
Antananarivo
42
1,240
Egypt
Shubra el-Kheima
43
1,214
D.R.Congo
Mbuji-Mayi
44
1,208
Kenya
Mombasa
45
1,187
Morocco
Fès
46
1,160
Nigeria
Aba
47
1,150
Nigeria
Onitsha
48
1,110
Nigeria
Maiduguri
49
1,087
Morocco
Tangier
50
1,080
Mozambique
Maputo
Rank
Population
Country
Answer
51
1,080
Nigeria
Ilorin
52
1,056
Malawi
Lilongwe
53
1,040
Nigeria
Jos
54
1,040
Nigeria
Sokoto
55
1,032
Rep. Congo
Pointe-Noire
56
1,032
Mozambique
Matola
57
1,022
Liberia
Monrovia
58
1,012
Sudan
Khartoum-North
59
996
Morocco
Salé
60
980
Nigeria
Zaria
61
978
Niger
Niamey
62
971
Morocco
Marrakech
63
958
Mauritania
Nouakchott
64
951
Chad
N'Djamena
65
950
Nigeria
Enugu
66
910
Nigeria
Warri
67
905
Burkina Faso
Bobo-Dioulasso
68
896
Eritrea
Asmara
69
876
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
70
859
Rwanda
Kigali
71
830
Malawi
Blantyre
72
812
Central African Republic
Bangui
73
803
Algeria
Oran
74
781
Egypt
Port Said
75
753
Senegal
Touba
76
750
Libya
Benghazi
77
741
Somalia
Hargeisa
78
740
Ivory Coast
Bouaké
79
735
Nigeria
Abeokuta
80
730
Nigeria
Akure
81
728
South Africa
Soshanguve
82
721
D.R.Congo
Kananga
83
715
Zambia
Kitwe
84
706
Tanzania
Mwanza
85
704
Gabon
Libreville
86
700
Egypt
Suez
87
683
D.R.Congo
Kisangani
88
679
Benin
Cotonou
89
670
Nigeria
Katsina
90
666
Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
91
663
Mozambique
Nampula
92
645
Nigeria
Oshogbo
93
622
Egypt
El Mansoura
94
620
Djibouti
Djibouti
95
609
Sierra Leone
Freetown
96
606
South Africa
Evaton
97
603
Tunisia
Tunis
98
601
Angola
Lubango
99
595
Angola
Huambo
100
593
Egypt
Mahalla el-Kubra
3 Comments
+4
Level 65
May 10, 2019
Make Hargeisa Somaliland, they deserve recognition
+1
Level 69
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.
+7
Level 80
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.