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Biggest African cities in each cardinal direction, with a map

Name all african cities without any bigger further north, south, east or west. Population is given.
Urban area populations from citypopulation.de, January 2022, limited to cities with a population over 1000.
Other continent versions here.
Quiz by Geografen
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Last updated: January 28, 2022
First submittedJanuary 21, 2022
Times taken516
Average score42.9%
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Northernmost
Pop
City
150 k
Bizerte
342 k
Annaba
2.72 M
Tunis
4.02 M
Algiers
4.55 M
Casablanca
5.95 M
Alexandria
21.5 M
Cairo
Southernmost
Pop
City
4.4 k
Struis Bay
13.3 k
Gans Bay
15.5 k
Bredasdorp
46.8 k
Hermanus
65.8 k
Mossel Bay
188 k
Somerset West
1.38 M
Port Elizabeth
4.30 M
Cape Town
14.2 M
Johannesburg
20.1 M
Lagos
21.5 M
Cairo
Easternmost
Pop
City
8.3 k
Port Mathurin
18.0 k
Bel Air
21.0 k
Goodlands
24.3 k
Triolet
78.2 k
Curepipe
145 k
Port Louis
171 k
Saint Pierre
183 k
Saint Denis
325 k
Toamasina
2.75 M
Antananarivo
6.45 M
Dar es Salaam
6.50 M
Khartoum
21.5 M
Cairo
Westernmost
Pop
City
3.3 k
Ponta do Sol
11.1 k
Porto Novo
69.0 k
Mindelo
137 k
Praia
3.92 M
Dakar
4.55 M
Casablanca
5.75 M
Abidjan
20.1 M
Lagos
21.5 M
Cairo
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2022
It should be Toamasina.
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Level 65
Jan 22, 2022
Thanks! Fixed.
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Level 69
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 65
Jan 28, 2022
Thanks! I didn't know about the new name. Gqeberha will work now.
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Level 55
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 65
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 61
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 65
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.