List of metropolitan areas in Africa

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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.

RankCityCountryAdministrative area
Latest figures from national census authority
AgglomerationImage
(2010; UN WUP)[1](2010-01-01; citypopulation.de)[2]
1Lagos Nigeria12,090,000 (March '13)[3]17,578,00021,000,000[4]Lagos Island.jpg
2Cairo Egypt7,786,640 (2006)
Governorate
11,001,00015,200,000View from Cairo Tower 31march2007.jpg
3Kinshasa-Brazzaville Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Republic of the Congo
5,528,000 (1998) Province (Kinshasa)[5]
1,373,382 (2007) Capital District (Brazzaville)
8,754,00011,300,000Kinshasa, Boulevard du 30 juin - 20090701.jpg
4Greater Johannesburg South Africa3,888,180 (2007)
2 adjoining Metropolitan municipalities
3,670,0007,550,000[6]Johannesburg CBD.jpg
5Mogadishu Somalia2,855,800 (2011)6,346,0005,845,000Isbaheysiga Mosque in Mogadishu (2).jpg
6Khartoum-Omdurman Sudan2,919,773 (1993)
3 principal cities of the Khartoum agglomeration
5,172,0004,975,000Khartoum.jpg
7Dar es Salaam Tanzania4,364,541 (2012)
Mkoa
4,364,5414,700,000Dar es Salaam before dusk.jpg
8Alexandria Egypt4,110,015 (2006)
Governorate
4,387,0004,575,000Flickr - Daveness 98 - Is this really Africa.jpg
9Abidjan Ivory Coast4,210,200 (2002)
Département
4,125,0004,400,000Abidjan.JPG
10Casablanca Morocco4 055 807(2012)
Région
3,284,0003,975,000Casablanca - Morocco 008.jpg
11Cape Town South Africa3,497,097 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
3,405,0003,775,000Central Cape Town.jpg
12Durban South Africa3,468,086 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
2,879,0003,650,000Durban beach.jpg
13Accra Ghana1,659,136 (2000)
District (Accra Metropolitan Area)
2,342,0003,575,000Accra panorama.jpg
14Nairobi Kenya3,138,295 (2009)
Nairobi administrative area
3,523,0003,500,000NBO5.jpg
15Kano Nigeria2,153,225 (2006)
6 local government areas of Kano proper
3,395,0009,383,682KanofromDalaHill.jpg
16Ibadan Nigeria1,338,659 (2006)
5 local government areas of Ibadan proper
2,837,0003,375,000Ibadan street scene.jpg
17Algiers Algeria2,947,461 (2008)
Wilaya
2,800,0003,175,000Alger View Oct-2010 IMG 1039.JPG
18Addis Ababa Ethiopia2,738,248 (2007)
Astedader
2,930,0003,100,000Addis-sheraton.jpg
19Luanda Angola1,823,282 (2002)
Provincia
4,772,0003,100,000Luanda feb09 ost05.jpg
20Dakar Senegal2,452,656 (2005)
Région
2,863,0002,675,000Senegal baie de Dakar 800x600.jpg
21Pretoria South Africa2,345,908 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality
1,429,0002,525,000Pretoria CBD1.jpg
22Tripoli Libya2,222,000 (2006)
Mutsarfiyah
2,267,0002,325,000Tripoli skyline clear day.JPG
23Harare Zimbabwe1,903,510 (2002)
Province
1,632,0002,300,000Harare Skyline.jpg
24Douala Cameroon1,514,978 (2001)
Wouri département
2,125,0002,200,000Douala.JPG
25Hargeisa Somalia1,340,0002,290,000Hargskyl1.jpg
26Abuja Nigeria1,405,201 (2006)
Federal Capital Territory
1,995,000Not listedAbuja gate.jpg
27Lusaka Zambia1,742,9791,799,682 [7]1,985,733 [8]Lusaka.jpg
28Kampala Uganda1,337,900 (2005)
District
1,598,0001,970,000Uganda-Development.JPG
29Bamako Mali1,215,335 (2005)
District
1,699,0001,920,000Bamako et fleuve Niger.jpg
30Maputo Mozambique1,099,102 (2007)
Province-level city
1,655,0001,910,0002010-10-18 10-56-01 Mozambique Maputo Aeroporto ”B”.jpg
31Rabat Morocco627,932 (2004)
Préfecture
1,802,0001,890,000Kasbah des Oudaias P1060356.JPG
32Antananarivo Madagascar1,879,0001,860,000Antananarivo - Analakely.jpg
33Yaoundé Cameroon1,248,235 (2001)
Mfoundi département
1,801,0001,750,000Cameroon-Yaounde01.jpg
34Ouagadougou Burkina Faso1,475,223 (2006)
Municipality
1,908,0001,700,000Avenue kwame nkrumah.png
35Conakry Guinea1,092,936 (1996)
Région
1,653,0001,690,000Conakry.jpg
36Kaduna Nigeria760,084 (2006)
2 local government areas of Kaduna
1,561,0001,670,000
37Kumasi Ghana1,171,311 (2000)
District (Kumasi Metropolitan Area)
1,834,0001,630,000Downtown Kumasi, Ghana.jpg
38Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo1,543,0001,570,000Downtown Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 20061130.jpg
39Mbuji-Mayi Democratic Republic of the Congo1,488,0001,520,000Kongo C3.jpg
40Oran Algeria634,112 (1998)
Commune
770,0001,260,000Oran facade maritime.JPG
41Benin Nigeria1,302,0001,240,000RingRoad-BeninCity.jpg
42Port Harcourt Nigeria541,116 (2006)
Local government area
1,104,0001,230,000PortHacourt1.jpg
43Tunis Tunisia911,643 (2005)
Municipality
1,108,0001,210,000Panoramique Avenue Mohamed V, centre de Tunis.jpg
44Freetown Sierra Leone947,122 (2004)
Western Area province
901,0001,200,000Freetown.jpg
45Cotonou Benin665,100 (2002)
Commune
844,0001,150,000Cotonouskyline.jpg
46Vereeniging South Africa800,819 (2007)
District municipality
1,143,000Not listedLethabo Powerstation 01.jpg
47Fès Morocco977,946 (2004)
Préfecture
1,065,0001,110,000Fes City Modern.jpg
48Maiduguri Nigeria521,492 (2006)
Local government area
970,0001,100,000
49Monrovia Liberia1,010,970 (2008)
Municipality
827,0001,080,000Downtown Monrovia 3348917715 67a2002529.jpg
50Port Elizabeth South Africa1,050,930 (2007)
Metropolitan municipality (Nelson Mandela Bay)
1,068,0001,070,000Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth.jpg
51Huambo Angola1,034,000Not listedBuildings at Rua Cinco, Huambo, Angola.jpg
52Ogbomosho Nigeria1,032,000Not listed
53Zaria Nigeria408,198 (2006)
Local government area
963,0001,030,000Ahmadu bello university senate.jpg
54Ndjamena Chad829,0001,020,000Chad,N'djamena2.JPG

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