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African Cities in the Top 200 Worldwide

In terms of population, which African urban areas rank in the top 200 globally?
Urban area population, not city proper population
Source: citypopulation.de, 2024
Quiz by Jakub
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Last updated: March 5, 2024
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First submittedOctober 17, 2019
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Rank
Population
Urban Area
10
22.5 m
Cairo
17
20.7 m
Lagos
26
15.6 m
Kinshasa
29
14.6 m
Johannesburg
50
9.35 m
Luanda
72
7.05 m
Khartoum
75
6.80 m
Abidjan
76
6.70 m
Nairobi
78
6.60 m
Accra
83
6.25 m
Dar es Salaam
Rank
Population
Urban Area
84
6.20 m
Alexandria
97
5.45 m
Bamako
101
5.20 m
Kano
110
4.97 m
Cape Town
120
4.77 m
Casablanca
122
4.72 m
Addis Ababa
129
4.25 m
Algiers
132
4.12 m
Kampala
138
3.92 m
Dakar
Rank
Population
Urban Area
143
3.85 m
Durban
146
3.82 m
Yaounde
150
3.77 m
Douala
171
3.32 m
Ibadan
172
3.30 m
Ouagadougou
189
3.05 m
Antananarivo
197
2.90 m
Abuja
199
2.87 m
Kumasi
199
2.87 m
Conakry
30 Comments
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Level 69
Jun 1, 2020
Thanks guys for my first feature!
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Level 78
Jun 1, 2020
Well done for your first feature!!
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Level 69
Jun 1, 2020
Congrats on your first feature!!!
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Level 56
Jun 1, 2020
Congrats on your feature!!
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Level 56
Jun 1, 2020
Congrats on your feature ABC
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Level 76
Jun 1, 2020
Good job on your first feature!
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
In 50 years the quiz will be "Non-African Cities in the Top 200"
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Level 46
Sep 9, 2020
That's true!
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Level 60
Jun 4, 2020
Felicits on your first feature!
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Level 59
Jun 14, 2020
I opened the comments to see if I find some answers but no... It's so disappointing

Anyway congratulations on your first feature

(人*´∀`)。*゚+

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Level 62
Jul 15, 2020
Congrats on Feature!
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Level 82
Jul 31, 2020
Missed Ibadan, Bamako, Douala and Kumasi. Brain a little slow this morning.
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Level 70
Jul 31, 2020
Haha Kalbahamut
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Level 64
Jul 31, 2020
I missed Dakar, yaounde, Tunis. My brain just fell off a cliff.
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Level 66
Nov 16, 2021
so many answers
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Level 57
Sep 27, 2020
I missed Ibadan and Kumasi too.
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Level 68
Oct 1, 2021
I missed almost exactly the same thing, minus Bamako, plus Yaoundé.
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Level 59
Jul 31, 2020
Wow this could be pretty hard
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Level 58
Jul 31, 2020
How many have you been to - in my case, six.
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Level 66
Jul 31, 2020
I haven't been anywhere in South America, Africa, Europe, or Oceania.
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2020
really? i have been to all except africa and south america
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Level 66
Mar 2, 2024
How was Antarctica? I didn’t think it was this popular.
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Level 83
Apr 28, 2024
Some people can't really afford to travel further than their own continent.
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Level 75
Apr 27, 2024
Thirteen.
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Level 60
May 11, 2021
Roses are red, violets are blue, I missed Kumasi, and you did too.
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Level 79
Oct 20, 2023
How do you know?!?!?!
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Level 53
Aug 14, 2023
The fun thing is that this list keeps on growing while Africa booms :)
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Level 69
Apr 14, 2024
Absolutely nothing fun about that.
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2024
Tricky after you get the big population capitals.
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Level 57
Mar 6, 2024
Just missed Ibadan and Kumasi. I was surprised Lusaka, Harare, and Maputo didn't make it