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Biggest African cities in each cardinal direction, with a map

Name all African cities, with a population over 10,000, without any bigger further north, south, east or west. Population is given.
Urban area populations from citypopulation.de, March 2024.
Other continent versions here.
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Last updated: March 26, 2024
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First submittedJanuary 21, 2022
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Northernmost
Pop
City
22.5 M
Cairo
6.20 M
Alexandria
4.77 M
Casablanca
4.25 M
Algiers
2.70 M
Tunis
342 k
Annaba
154 k
Bizerte
Southernmost
Pop
City
22.5 M
Cairo
20.7 M
Lagos
15.6 M
Kinshasa
14.6 M
Johannesburg
4.97 M
Cape Town
1.19 M
Port Elizabeth
188 k
Somerset West
65.8 k
Mossel Bay
46.8 k
Hermanus
15.5 k
Bredasdorp
13.3 k
Gans Bay
Easternmost
Pop
City
22.5 M
Cairo
7.05 M
Khartoum
6.70 M
Nairobi
6.25 M
Dar es Salaam
3.05 M
Antananarivo
325 k
Toamasina
189 k
Saint-Denis
173 k
Saint-Pierre
145 k
Port-Louis
78.2 k
Curepipe
24.3 k
Triolet
21.0 k
Goodlands
18.0 k
Bel Air
Westernmost
Pop
City
22.5 M
Cairo
20.7 M
Lagos
6.80 M
Abidjan
5.45 M
Bamako
3.92 M
Dakar
137 k
Praia
69.0 k
Mindelo
11.1 k
Porto Novo
9 Comments
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2022
It should be Toamasina.
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Level 68
Jan 22, 2022
Thanks! Fixed.
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Level 82
Jan 28, 2022
You're probably gonna hate me😆 and I don't know if this is really necessary*, but... any chance we can accept Gqeberha as a type-in for Port Elizabeth?

*(I mean: really, anyone who's going to try Gqeberha is also going to know, and also try, PE anyway. So yeah.)

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Level 68
Jan 28, 2022
Thanks! I didn't know about the new name. Gqeberha will work now.
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Level 62
Jan 28, 2022
Ponta de Sol is east of Cape Verde along with the rest of Madeira... so Im kinda confused why it is on this list
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Level 68
Jan 28, 2022
There is an other Ponta do Sol on Cape Verde's westernmost island.
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Level 74
Jan 28, 2022
Great quiz! This is more interesting than the one I made for the US, I think. Nicer geographic distribution of cities. For the US, way too many of the biggest ones just pile up on the coasts leaving nothing in the center to guess.
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Level 65
Jan 28, 2022
Nice quiz, great creativity! I have two extra suggestions which I believe many would enjoy:

1) Perhaps a version for cities with a minimum population of at least 100,000 people would be nice. I say this because most people don't even know places with a population of 1000 or 10000 in their own countries. Guessing cities with a population of 100,000 or more should be challenging enough and there will be no need to memorise the name of places with a population of 1000. This suggestion is for all your quizzes on different continents.

2) Can you also make one for the entire world (perhaps also considering my suggestion above)?

Hope you like these ideas, cheers!

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Level 68
Jan 29, 2022
Thanks for the suggestions! I see that the smallest cities was difficult. I am currently working with a quiz with all continents, with a population over 100,000.