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100 Biggest Cities in Africa - with a Map

With the help of the map below, can you name the 100 biggest cities in Africa?
Main source: CityPopulation's agglomeration page, 2024. Further sources in comments.
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Last updated: April 13, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 17, 2020
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Population
City
22.5 mil
Cairo
20.7 mil
Lagos
15.6 mil
Kinshasa
14.6 mil
Johannesburg
9.35 mil
Luanda
7.05 mil
Khartoum
6.80 mil
Abidjan
6.70 mil
Nairobi
6.60 mil
Accra
6.25 mil
Dar es Salaam
6.20 mil
Alexandria
5.45 mil
Bamako
5.20 mil
Kano
4.98 mil
Cape Town
4.78 mil
Casablanca
4.73 mil
Addis Ababa
4.25 mil
Algiers
4.13 mil
Kampala
3.93 mil
Dakar
3.85 mil
Durban
3.83 mil
Yaoundé
3.78 mil
Douala
3.33 mil
Ibadan
3.30 mil
Ouagadougou
3.05 mil
Antananarivo
2.90 mil
Abuja
2.88 mil
Conakry
2.88 mil
Kumasi
2.75 mil
Lubumbashi
2.70 mil
Tunis
2.63 mil
Harare
2.53 mil
Maputo
2.43 mil
Mbuji-Mayi
2.40 mil
Brazzaville
Population
City
2.33 mil
Lusaka
2.20 mil
Port Harcourt
2.19 mil
Lomé
2.18 mil
Mogadishu
2.15 mil
Rabat
2.08 mil
Cotonou
1.93 mil
Kaduna
1.89 mil
Kigali
1.88 mil
N'Djamena
1.87 mil
Monrovia
1.82 mil
Tripoli
1.75 mil
Benin City
1.62 mil
Bangui
1.60 mil
Oran
1.48 mil
Niamey
1.40 mil
Nouakchott
1.39 mil
Benguela
1.38 mil
Freetown
1.35 mil
Fez
1.35 mil
Hargeisa
1.34 mil
Mombasa
1.33 mil
Kananga
1.31 mil
Agadir
1.26 mil
Kisangani
1.25 mil
Aba
1.22 mil
Tangier
1.20 mil
Onitsha
1.20 mil
Touba
1.19 mil
Port Elizabeth
1.18 mil
Pointe-Noire
1.17 mil
Lilongwe
1.17 mil
Marrakech
1.16 mil
Maiduguri
Population
City
1.15 mil
Sousse
1.14 mil
Bujumbura
1.13 mil
Ilorin
1.12 mil
Banjul
1.10 mil
Sokoto
1.09 mil
Jos
1.07 mil
Bobo-Dioulasso
1.06 mil
Bukavu
1.06 mil
Mwanza
1.05 mil
Asmara
1.03 mil
Tshikapa
1.02 mil
Zaria
1.01 mil
Nyala
990 k
Lubango
950 k
Enugu
934 k
Huambo
910 k
Warri
872 k
Blantyre
792 k
Port Said
780 k
Cabinda
768 k
Bunia
765 k
Dodoma
760 k
Nampula
755 k
East London
750 k
Benghazi
747 k
Bloemfontein
740 k
Bouaké
735 k
Abeokuta
730 k
Akure
716 k
Suez
710 k
Zanzibar
704 k
Libreville
670 k
Katsina
13 Comments
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Level 70
Apr 13, 2024
SOURCES:

The primary source for this quiz is citypopulation's agglomeration page, however as there aren't enough 1m+ cities, citypopulation's country-related pages have been used as secondary sources.

For countries whose numbers haven't been updated in 15 years (namely Burundi, DRC, and Sudan), Wikipedia's List has been used as a backup source.

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Level 68
Feb 17, 2020
Any city quiz that is made, I automatically love XD
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Level 60
Sep 25, 2020
Great work! Just one suggestion - can you grey out the surrounding countries? For example, Egypt borders Israel but this quiz shows that it borders the ocean.
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Level 48
Oct 31, 2021
Where is Pretoria? Shall not be added?
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Level 15
May 10, 2022
Pretoria is a part of the Johannesburg-Urbanarea.

Great quiz got 53/100.

I got Blantyre but not Lilongwe. AND BAMAKO IS NOT THAT BIG!!

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Level 61
May 30, 2022
Nominated!
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Level 88
Sep 14, 2022
nominated
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Level 84
Mar 14, 2023
Could you make the fill different from the stroke so that you can see the dots that are on top of other dots? Like, use the standard Jetpunk fill color?
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Level 61
Mar 14, 2023
How does Bamenda have 2 million people?
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Level 56
Mar 14, 2023
May I share my favourite fact about African cities? Apparently people from Goma are called "Gomatricians"

I don't know why I like that fact so much, but I do

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Level 58
Mar 15, 2023
Port Elizabeth was renamed to Gqeberha, can you please accept that as an answer?
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Level 75
Jun 12, 2023
Sfax is missing.
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Level 75
Feb 29, 2024
Banjul population doesn't match up in the answers.