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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.

Rank Central City Country Administrative area
Latest figures from national census authority
Agglomeration[1]
(2007; UN WUP)
Agglomeration[2]
(2009-01-01; citypopulation.de)
1 Cairo  Egypt 7,786,640 (2006)
Governorate
11,893,000 14,800,000
2 Lagos  Nigeria 7,937,932 (2006)
The 16 local government areas of Lagos proper
9,466,000 11,400,000
3 Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 5,528,000 (1998)
Province
7,843,000 8,600,000
4 Johannesburg-Ekurhuleni  South Africa 3,888,180 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
3,435,000 7,350,000[3]
5 Khartoum-Umm Durman  Sudan 2,919,773 (1993)
The three principal cities of the Khartoum agglomeration
4,754,000 5,650,000
6 Alexandria  Egypt 4,110,015 (2006)
Governorate
4,165,000 4,500,000
7 Algiers  Algeria 2,947,461 (2008)
Wilaya
3,354,000 4,375,000
8 Abidjan  Côte d'Ivoire 4,210,200 (2002)
Département
3,802,000 4,350,000
9 Casablanca  Morocco 3,631,061 (2004)
Région
3,181,000 3,975,000
10 Cape Town  South Africa 3,497,097 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
3,215,000 3,675,000
11 Durban  South Africa 3,468,086 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
2,729,000 3,575,000
12 Accra  Ghana 1,659,136 (2000)
District (Accra Metropolitan Area)
2,121,000 3,475,000
13 Nairobi  Kenya 2,845,353 (2006)
Province
3,010,000 3,350,000
14 Ibadan  Nigeria 1,338,659 (2006)
The five local government areas of Ibadan proper
2,628,000 3,300,000
15 Kano  Nigeria 2,153,225 (2006)
The six local government areas of Kano proper
3,140,000 3,250,000
16 Dar es Salaam  Tanzania 2,487,288 (2002)
Mkoa
2,930,000 3,125,000
17 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia 2,738,248 (2007)
Astedader
3,100,000 3,025,000
18 Luanda  Angola 1,823,282 (2002)
Provincia
4,000,000 3,000,000
19 Dakar  Senegal 2,452,656 (2005)
Région
2,604,000 2,625,000
20 Pretoria  South Africa 2,345,908 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
1,338,000 2,450,000
21 Tunis  Tunisia 989,000 (2006)
Wilaya
Not listed 2,300,000
22 Harare  Zimbabwe 1,903,510 (2002)
Province
1,572,000 2,250,000
23 Douala  Cameroon 1,514,978 (2001)
Wouri département
1,906,000 2,100,000
24 Kampala  Uganda 1,337,900 (2005)
District
1,420,000 1,900,000
25 Maputo  Mozambique 1,099,102 (2007)
Province-level city
1,446,000 1,870,000
26 Rabat  Morocco 627,932 (2004)
Préfecture
1,705,000 1,850,000
27 Antananarivo  Madagascar 1,697,000 1,820,000
28 Bamako  Mali 1,215,335 (2005)
District
1,494,000 1,800,000
29 Lusaka  Zambia 1,084,703 (2000)
District
1,328,000 1,780,000
30 Yaoundé  Cameroon 1,248,235 (2001)
Mfoundi département
1,611,000 1,690,000
31 Conakry  Guinea 1,092,936 (1996)
Région
1,494,000 1,650,000
32 Kaduna  Nigeria 760,084 (2006)
The two local government areas of Kaduna
1,442,000 1,630,000
33 Kumasi  Ghana 1,171,311 (2000)
District (Kumasi Metropolitan Area)
1,646,000 1,580,000
34 Abuja  Nigeria 1,405,201 (2006)
Federal Capital Territory
1,576,000 Not listed
35 Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,352,000 1,510,000
36 Mbuji-Mayi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,295,000 1,470,000
37 Mogadishu  Somalia 1,100,000 1,460,000
38 Brazzaville  Republic of the Congo 1,174,005 (2005)
Province-level city
1,355,000 1,380,000
39 Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso 1,475,223 (2006)
Municipality
Not listed 1,360,000
40 Oran  Algeria 634,112 (1998)
Commune
798,000 1,290,000
41 Benin  Nigeria 1,190,000 1,210,000
42 Port Harcourt  Nigeria 541,116 (2006)
Local government area
1,020,000 1,210,000
43 Banghazi  Libya 685,367 (2005)
Municipality
1,180,000 Not listed
44 Freetown  Sierra Leone 947,122 (2004)
Western Area province
827,000 1,160,000
45 Cotonou  Benin 665,100 (2002)
Commune
762,000 1,120,000
46 Monrovia  Liberia 1,010,970 (2008)
Municipality
1,041,000 1,090,000
47 Fès  Morocco 977,946 (2004)
Préfecture
1,002,000 1,080,000
48 Vereeniging  South Africa 800,819 (2007)
District municipality
1,074,000 Not listed
49 Maiduguri  Nigeria 521,492 (2006)
Local government area
896,000 1,070,000
50 Port Elizabeth  South Africa 1,050,930 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality (Nelson Mandela Bay)
1,021,000 1,060,000
51 Tripoli  Libya 911,643 (2005)
Municipality
2,189,000 1,030,000
52 Zaria  Nigeria 408,198 (2006)
Local government area
889,000 1,010,000

See also

References

  1. ^ United Nations, World Urbannization Prospects (2007 revision)
  2. ^ Thomas Brinkoff, The Principal Agglomerations of the World
  3. ^ Includes Ekurhuleni, which is listed separately by the UN with a population of 2,986,000
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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.

Rank Central City Country Administrative area
Latest figures from national census authority
Agglomeration[1]
(2007; UN WUP)
Agglomeration[2]
(2009-01-01; citypopulation.de)
1 Cairo  Egypt 7,786,640 (2006)
Governorate
11,893,000 14,800,000
2 Lagos  Nigeria 7,937,932 (2006)
The 16 local government areas of Lagos proper
9,466,000 11,400,000
3 Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 5,528,000 (1998)
Province
7,843,000 8,600,000
4 Johannesburg-Ekurhuleni Template:RSA 3,888,180 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
3,435,000 7,350,000[3]
5 Khartoum-Umm Durman Template:SUD 2,919,773 (1993)
The three principal cities of the Khartoum agglomeration
4,754,000 5,650,000
6 Alexandria  Egypt 4,110,015 (2006)
Governorate
4,165,000 4,500,000
7 Algiers Template:ALG 2,947,461 (2008)
Wilaya
3,354,000 4,375,000
8 Abidjan Template:Country data Côte d'Ivoire 4,210,200 (2002)
Département
3,802,000 4,350,000
9 Casablanca  Morocco 3,631,061 (2004)
Région
3,181,000 3,975,000
10 Cape Town Template:RSA 3,497,097 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
3,215,000 3,675,000
11 Durban Template:RSA 3,468,086 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
2,729,000 3,575,000
12 Accra  Ghana 1,659,136 (2000)
District (Accra Metropolitan Area)
2,121,000 3,475,000
13 Nairobi Template:Country data Kenya 2,845,353 (2006)
Province
3,010,000 3,350,000
14 Ibadan  Nigeria 1,338,659 (2006)
The five local government areas of Ibadan proper
2,628,000 3,300,000
15 Kano  Nigeria 2,153,225 (2006)
The six local government areas of Kano proper
3,140,000 3,250,000
16 Dar es Salaam Template:TAN 2,487,288 (2002)
Mkoa
2,930,000 3,125,000
17 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia 2,738,248 (2007)
Astedader
3,100,000 3,025,000
18 Luanda Template:ANG 1,823,282 (2002)
Provincia
4,000,000 3,000,000
19 Dakar  Senegal 2,452,656 (2005)
Région
2,604,000 2,625,000
20 Pretoria Template:RSA 2,345,908 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
1,338,000 2,450,000
21 Tunis  Tunisia 989,000 (2006)
Wilaya
Not listed 2,300,000
22 Harare Template:ZIM 1,903,510 (2002)
Province
1,572,000 2,250,000
23 Douala  Cameroon 1,514,978 (2001)
Wouri département
1,906,000 2,100,000
24 Kampala  Uganda 1,337,900 (2005)
District
1,420,000 1,900,000
25 Maputo  Mozambique 1,099,102 (2007)
Province-level city
1,446,000 1,870,000
26 Rabat  Morocco 627,932 (2004)
Préfecture
1,705,000 1,850,000
27 Antananarivo Template:MAD 1,697,000 1,820,000
28 Bamako  Mali 1,215,335 (2005)
District
1,494,000 1,800,000
29 Lusaka Template:ZAM 1,084,703 (2000)
District
1,328,000 1,780,000
30 Yaoundé  Cameroon 1,248,235 (2001)
Mfoundi département
1,611,000 1,690,000
31 Conakry Template:GUI 1,092,936 (1996)
Région
1,494,000 1,650,000
32 Kaduna Template:NGR 760,084 (2006)
The two local government areas of Kaduna
1,442,000 1,630,000
33 Kumasi  Ghana 1,171,311 (2000)
District (Kumasi Metropolitan Area)
1,646,000 1,580,000
34 Abuja  Nigeria 1,405,201 (2006)
Federal Capital Territory
1,576,000 Not listed
35 Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,352,000 1,510,000
36 Mbuji-Mayi  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,295,000 1,470,000
37 Mogadishu  Somalia 1,100,000 1,460,000
38 Brazzaville  Republic of the Congo 1,174,005 (2005)
Province-level city
1,355,000 1,380,000
39 Ouagadougou Template:BUR 1,475,223 (2006)
Municipality
Not listed 1,360,000
40 Oran Template:ALG 634,112 (1998)
Commune
798,000 1,290,000
41 Benin  Nigeria 1,190,000 1,210,000
42 Port Harcourt  Nigeria 541,116 (2006)
Local government area
1,020,000 1,210,000
43 Banghazi Template:LBA 685,367 (2005)
Municipality
1,180,000 Not listed
44 Freetown  Sierra Leone 947,122 (2004)
Western Area province
827,000 1,160,000
45 Cotonou  Benin 665,100 (2002)
Commune
762,000 1,120,000
46 Monrovia  Liberia 1,010,970 (2008)
Municipality
1,041,000 1,090,000
47 Fès  Morocco 977,946 (2004)
Préfecture
1,002,000 1,080,000
48 Vereeniging Template:RSA 800,819 (2007)
District municipality
1,074,000 Not listed
49 Maiduguri  Nigeria 521,492 (2006)
Local government area
896,000 1,070,000
50 Port Elizabeth Template:RSA 1,050,930 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality (Nelson Mandela Bay)
1,021,000 1,060,000
51 Tripoli Template:LBA 911,643 (2005)
Municipality
2,189,000 1,030,000
52 Zaria  Nigeria 408,198 (2006)
Local government area
889,000 1,010,000

See also

References

  1. United Nations, World Urbannization Prospects (2007 revision)
  2. Thomas Brinkoff, The Principal Agglomerations of the World
  3. Includes Ekurhuleni, which is listed separately by the UN with a population of 2,986,000


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