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Top 100 Most Populated Subdivisions of Africa

How many of the 100 most populated first-level administrative subdivisions in Africa can you name?
As of May 2023
Population numbers are estimates based on the most recent available data adjusted to the country populations listed on this page.
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Last updated: May 23, 2023
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Country
Subdivision
Population
Ethiopia
Oromia
48.0 mil
Ethiopia
Amhara
27.4 mil
Ethiopia
South West Ethiopia
Peoples' Region
16.3 mil
South Africa
Gauteng
16.0 mil
Nigeria
Kano
15.9 mil
D. R. Congo
Kinshasa
14.5 mil
Nigeria
Lagos
13.9 mil
South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal
11.5 mil
Egypt
Cairo
11.1 mil
Nigeria
Katsina
10.7 mil
Egypt
Giza
10.2 mil
Angola
Luanda
10.0 mil
Nigeria
Kaduna
9.29 mil
Malawi
Southern
9.21 mil
Sudan
Khartoum
9.13 mil
Malawi
Central
8.96 mil
Nigeria
Bauchi
8.55 mil
Egypt
Sharqia
8.47 mil
Nigeria
Oyo
8.21 mil
D. R. Congo
Nord-Ubangi
8.14 mil
Morocco
Casablanca-Settat
7.91 mil
Ethiopia
Somali
7.80 mil
Nigeria
Jigawa
7.72 mil
Nigeria
Rivers
7.69 mil
Egypt
Dakahlia
7.59 mil
Egypt
Beheira
7.35 mil
South Africa
Western Cape
7.18 mil
D. R. Congo
South Kivu
7.06 mil
Nigeria
Niger
6.98 mil
Mozambique
Nampula
6.93 mil
Ethiopia
Tigray
6.88 mil
D. R. Congo
Kongo Central
6.83 mil
Egypt
Minya
6.70 mil
D. R. Congo
Kwilu
6.67 mil
South Africa
Eastern Cape
6.65 mil
Egypt
Qalyubiyya
6.59 mil
Nigeria
Sokoto
6.58 mil
Nigeria
Ogun
6.56 mil
Nigeria
Benue
6.32 mil
Nigeria
Borno
6.29 mil
Mozambique
Zambezia
6.25 mil
Ivory Coast
Abidjan
6.19 mil
Nigeria
Anambra
6.13 mil
Egypt
Sohag
6.05 mil
Ghana
Greater Accra
6.02 mil
Ghana
Ashanti
6.01 mil
Nigeria
Zamfara
6.00 mil
Egypt
Alexandria
6.00 mil
South Africa
Limpopo
5.92 mil
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
5.86 mil
Country
Subdivision
Population
Egypt
Gharbia
5.85 mil
Sudan
Gezira
5.82 mil
Nigeria
Delta
5.80 mil
Nigeria
Kebbi
5.73 mil
D. R. Congo
Haut-Katanga
5.71 mil
Niger
Zinder
5.69 mil
Nigeria
Imo
5.62 mil
Ethiopia
Sidama
5.54 mil
Niger
Maradi
5.52 mil
Nigeria
Ondo
5.47 mil
Egypt
Asyut
5.34 mil
Cameroon
Centre
5.26 mil
Morocco
Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
5.20 mil
Niger
Tahoua
5.18 mil
Nigeria
Akwa Ibom
5.12 mil
Cameroon
Far North
5.11 mil
Morocco
Marrakesh-Safi
5.10 mil
Kenya
Nairobi
5.08 mil
Egypt
Monufia
5.07 mil
Nigeria
Adamawa
5.04 mil
Nigeria
Edo
4.92 mil
Nigeria
Plateau
4.85 mil
Nigeria
Enugu
4.83 mil
Morocco
Fès-Meknès
4.70 mil
South Africa
Mpumalanga
4.70 mil
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
4.63 mil
Nigeria
Kogi
4.60 mil
Nigeria
Osun
4.56 mil
Nigeria
Cross River
4.53 mil
Somalia
Somaliland
4.39 mil
D. R. Congo
Ituri
4.39 mil
Egypt
Faiyum
4.33 mil
Sudan
South Darfur
4.30 mil
Niger
Tillabéri
4.30 mil
Cameroon
Littoral
4.28 mil
Nigeria
Abia
4.26 mil
Madagascar
Analamanga
4.24 mil
Mali
Sikasso
4.20 mil
South Africa
North West
4.17 mil
Nigeria
Gombe
4.07 mil
Morocco
Tanger-Tetouan-Al
Hoceima
4.07 mil
Senegal
Dakar
4.06 mil
D. R. Congo
Kasaï-Central
4.04 mil
Tanzania
Mwanza
4.02 mil
Algeria
Algiers
3.99 mil
Egypt
Kafr El Sheikh
3.99 mil
Ethiopia
Southern Nations,
Nationalities, and
Peoples' Region
3.96 mil
Togo
Maritime
3.94 mil
D. R. Congo
Kasaï-Oriental
3.86 mil
Egypt
Qena
3.85 mil
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