List of urban agglomerations in Africa

This is a list of the largest urban agglomerations in Africa. Figures are from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects report, as well as from citypopulation.de. Figures for administrative areas are also given.

City Country Administrative area
according to local national census authorities
Urban agglomerations
United Nations - 2014[1]
Urban agglomerations
citypopulation.de - 2017[2]
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Cairo  Egypt 7,786,640 (2006)
Governorate
18,772,000 17,100,000
Lagos  Nigeria 13,400,000 (2007)[3] 13,123,000 17,600,000
Kinshasa-Brazzaville  Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Republic of the Congo
5,528,000 (1998) Province (Kinshasa)[4]
1,373,382 (2007) Capital District (Brazzaville)
13,475,000[5] 12,850,000[6]
Johannesburg  South Africa 4,434,827 (2011)[7] 9,399,000 13,100,000[8]
Luanda  Angola 1,823,282 (2002)
Provincia
5,506,000 7,450,000
Khartoum-Omdurman  Sudan 2,919,773 (1993)
3 principal cities of the Khartoum agglomeration
5,129,000 5,700,000
Dar es Salaam  Tanzania 4,364,541 (2012)
Mkoa
5,116,000 5,550,000
Abidjan  Ivory Coast 4,210,200 (2002)
Département
4,860,000 5,200,000
Alexandria  Egypt 4,110,015 (2006)
Governorate
4,778,000 5,250,000
Nairobi  Kenya 3,138,295 (2009)
Nairobi administrative area
3,915,000 5,350,000
Cape Town  South Africa 3,497,097 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
3,660,000 4,050,000
Kano  Nigeria 2,153,225 (2006)
6 local government areas of Kano proper
3,587,000 4,275,000
Dakar  Senegal 2,452,656 (2005)
Région
3,520,000 3,400,000
Casablanca  Morocco 6,861,739(2016)
Région
3,515,000 4,225,000
Addis Ababa  Ethiopia 2,738,248 (2007)
Astedader
3,238,000 3,550,000
Ibadan  Nigeria 1,338,659 (2006)
5 local government areas of Ibadan proper
3,160,000 3,250,000
Yaoundé  Cameroon 1,248,235 (2001)
Mfoundi département
3,066,000 3,025,000
Douala  Cameroon 1,514,978 (2001)
Wouri département
2,943,000 3,000,000
Durban  South Africa 3,468,086 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
2,901,000 3,275,000
Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso 1,475,223 (2006)
Municipality
2,741,000 2,150,000
Antananarivo  Madagascar 2,610,000 2,275,000
Kumasi  Ghana 1,171,311 (2000)
District (Kumasi Metropolitan Area)
2,599,000 2,750,000
Algiers  Algeria 2,947,461 (2008)
Wilaya
2,594,000 3,725,000
Bamako  Mali 1,215,335 (2005)
District
2,515,000 3,050,000
Abuja  Nigeria 1,405,201 (2006)
Federal Capital Territory
2,440,000 2,950,000
Port Harcourt  Nigeria 541,116 (2006)
Local government area
2,343,000 2,125,000
Accra  Ghana 1,659,136 (2000)
District (Accra Metropolitan Area)
2,277,000 4,700,000
Lusaka  Zambia 1,742,979 2,179,000 2,375,000
Mogadishu  Somalia 2,855,800 (2011) 2,138,000 1,770,000
Pretoria  South Africa 2,345,908 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
2,059,000 see Greater Johannesburg
Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,015,000 1,930,000
Mbuji-Mayi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,007,000 1,910,000
Tunis  Tunisia 911,643 (2005)
Municipality
1,993,000 2,525,000
Rabat  Morocco 627,932 (2004)
Préfecture
1,967,000 1,890,000
Conakry  Guinea 1,092,936 (1996)
Région
1,936,000 2,300,000
Kampala  Uganda 1,337,900 (2005)
District
1,936,000 3,125,000
Harare  Zimbabwe 1,903,510 (2002)
Province
1,501,000 2,350,000
Benin City  Nigeria 1,496,000 1,520,000
Huambo  Angola 1,269,000 Not listed
Monrovia  Liberia 1,010,970 (2008)
Municipality
1,264,000 1,380,000
Ndjamena  Chad 1,260,000 1,250,000
Kigali  Rwanda 1,257,000 1,040,000
Maputo  Mozambique 1,099,102 (2007)
Province-level city
1,187,000 2,250,000
Port Elizabeth  South Africa 1,050,930 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality (Nelson Mandela Bay)
1,179,000 1,270,000
Fès  Morocco 977,946 (2004)
Préfecture
1,172,000 1,220,000
Kananga  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,169,000 not listed
Vereeniging  South Africa 800,819 (2007)
District municipality
1,155,000 see Greater Johannesburg
Marrakech  Morocco 1,134,000 1,080,000
Tripoli  Libya 1,126,000 (2006)
Mutsarfiyah
1,126,000 1,140,000
Onitsha  Nigeria 1,109,000 1,100,000
Mombasa  Kenya 1,104,000 1,150,000
Niamey  Niger 2,100,000 (2013)
Province
1,090,000 2,111,000
Kaduna  Nigeria 760,084 (2006)
2 local government areas of Kaduna
1,048,000 1,730,000
Kisangani  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,040,000 not listed
Freetown  Sierra Leone 947,122 (2004)
Western Area province
1,007,000 1,590,000

See also

References

  1. United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects (2014 revision)
  2. Thomas Brinkoff, The Principal Agglomerations of the World
  3. "The largest cities in the world by land area, population and density". City Mayors. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  5. incl. Kinshasa (11,587,000) and Brazzaville (1,888,000)
  6. incl. Kinshasa (10,900,000) and Brazzaville (1,950,000)
  7. "Local Municipality, City of Johannesburg". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  8. incl. East Rand, Evaton, Pretoria, Soshanguve, Soweto, Vereeniging, West Rand
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