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1M+ First-Level Subdivisions of Africa on a Map

Vicky's quiz All First-Level Subdivisions of Africa on a Map is already challenging enough if you remove the lesser populated subdivisions! How many of the first-level subdivions of Africa with more than a million inhabitants can you name?

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C = census, E = estimate, P = projection, Eva = evaluation, Cal = calculation
Not counting the areas in the Western Sahara under control of the SADR
The source seems to be mistaken about the Nouakchott regions. They have been removed from this quiz.
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Algeria 2008 C
Province
Algiers
Batna
Blida
Chlef
Djelfa
Oran
Sétif
Tizi Ouzou
 
 
Angola 2022 P
Province
Benguela
Bié
Cuanza Sul
Cunene
Huambo
Huíla
Luanda
Lunda Norte
Malanje
Uíge
 
 
Benin 2013 C
Department
Atlantique
Borgou
Ouémé
 
 
Burkina Faso 2024 P
Region
Boucle du Mouhoun
Centre
Centre-Est
Centre-Nord
Centre-Ouest
Est
Hauts-Bassins
Nord
Plateau-Central
Sahel
 
 
Cameroon 2015 P
Region
Adamawa
Centre
Far North
Littoral
North
Northwest
Southwest
West
 
 
Central African Republic 2021 E
Prefecture
Bangui
 
 
Chad 2019 P
Province
Logone Oriental
Mayo-Kebbi Est
N'Djamena
Ouaddaï
 
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2020 P
Province
Bas-Uélé
Équateur
Haut-Katanga
Haut-Lomami
Haut-Uélé
Ituri
Kasaï
Kasaï-Central
Kasaï-Oriental
Kinshasa
Kongo Central
Kwango
Kwilu
Lomami
Lualaba
Mai-Ndombe
Maniema
Mongala
Nord-Ubangi
North Kivu
Sankuru
South Kivu
Sud-Ubangi
Tanganyika
Tshopo
Tshuapa
 
 
Egypt 2023 E
Governorate
Alexandria
Aswan
Asyut
Beheira
Beni Suef
Cairo
Dakahlia
Damietta
Faiyum
Gharbia
Giza
Ismailia
Kafr El Sheikh
Luxor
Minya
Monufia
Qalyubiyya
Qena
Sharqia
Sohag
 
 
Ethiopia 2022 P
City
Addis Ababa
Region
Afar
Amhara
Benishangul-Gumuz
Oromia
Sidama
Somali
South West Ethiopia
Peoples' Region
Southern Nations,
Nationalities, and
Peoples' Region
Tigray
 
 
Gabon 2020 P
Province
Estuaire
 
 
Ghana 2021 C
Region
Ashanti
Bono
Bono East
Central
Eastern
Greater Accra
Northern
Upper East
Volta
Western
 
 
Guinea 2014 C
Region
Boké
Conakry
Kankan
Kindia
Nzérékoré
Ivory Coast 2021 C
District
Abidjan
Region
Gbêkê
Haut-Sassandra
Lôh-Djiboua
Nawa
Poro
San-Pédro
Tonkpi
 
 
Kenya 2023 P
County
Bungoma
Homa Bay
Kajiado
Kakamega
Kiambu
Kilifi
Kisii
Kisumu
Kitui
Machakos
Makueni
Meru
Migori
Mombasa
Murang'a
Nairobi
Nakuru
Narok
Siaya
Trans-Nzoia
Turkana
Uasin Gishu
 
 
Liberia 2022 C
County
Montserrado
 
 
Libya 2020 E
District
Tripoli
 
 
Madagascar 2020 P
Region
Alaotra-Mangoro
Analamanga
Analanjirofo
Atsimo-Andrefana
Atsimo-Atsinanana
Atsinanana
Haute Matsiatra
Sava
Sofia
Vakinankaratra
 
 
Malawi 2023 P
Region
Central
Northern
Southern
 
 
Mali 2022 C
District
Bamako
Region
Kayes
Koulikoro
Mopti
Ségou
Sikasso
 
 
Mauritius 2022 C
Island
Mauritius
 
 
Morocco 2023 P
Region
Béni Mellal-Khénifra
Casablanca-Settat
Drâa-Tafilalet
Fès-Meknès
Marrakesh-Safi
Oriental
Rabat-Salé-Kénitra
Souss-Massa
Tanger-Tetouan-
Al Hoceima
 
 
Mozambique 2023 P
City
Maputo
Province
Cabo Delgado
Gaza
Inhambane
Manica
Maputo
Nampula
Niassa
Sofala
Tete
Zambézia
 
 
Niger 2020 P
Region
Dosso
Maradi
Niamey
Tahoua
Tillabéri
Zinder
 
 
Nigeria 2022 P
State
Abia
Adamawa
Akwa Ibom
Anambra
Bauchi
Bayelsa
Benue
Borno
Cross River
Delta
Ebonyi
Edo
Ekiti
Enugu
Gombe
Imo
Jigawa
Kaduna
Kano
Katsina
Kebbi
Kogi
Kwara
Lagos
Nasarawa
Niger
Ogun
Ondo
Osun
Oyo
Plateau
Rivers
Sokoto
Taraba
Yobe
Zamfara
Territory
Federal Capital Territory
Republic of the Congo 2023 C
Department
Brazzaville
Pointe-Noire
 
 
Rwanda 2022 C
Province
Eastern
Kigali
Northern
Southern
Western
 
 
Senegal 2023 C
Regions
Dakar
Diourbel
Kaolack
Louga
Saint-Louis
Thiès
 
 
Sierra Leone 2021 C
Area
Western
Province
Eastern
North West
Northern
Southern
 
 
Somalia 2019 Cal
Region
Banaadir
State
Galmudug
Hirshabelle
Jubaland
Puntland
Somaliland
South West
 
 
South Africa 2022 C
Province
Eastern Cape
Free State
Gauteng
KwaZulu-Natal
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape
 
 
South Sudan 2017 P
State
Central Equatoria
Eastern Equatoria
Jonglei
Lakes
Northern Bahr el Ghazal
Unity
Upper Nile
Warrap
Western Equatoria
 
 
Spain 2023 Eva
Community
Canary Islands
 
 
Sudan 2018 P
State
Al Qadarif
Blue Nile
East Darfur
Gezira
Kassala
Khartoum
North Darfur
North Kordofan
Red Sea
River Nile
Sennar
South Darfur
South Kordofan
West Darfur
West Kordofan
White Nile
 
 
Tanzania 2022 C
Region
Arusha
Dar es Salaam
Dodoma
Geita
Iringa
Kagera
Katavi
Kigoma
Kilimanjaro
Lindi
Manyara
Mara
Mbeya
Morogoro
Mtwara
Mwanza
Pwani
Rukwa
Ruvuma
Shinyanga
Simiyu
Singida
Songwe
Tabora
Tanga
 
 
Togo 2022 C
Region
Maritime
Plateaux
Savanes
 
 
Tunisia 2023 E
Governorate
Sfax
Tunis
 
 
Uganda 2020 P
City
Kampala
District
Wakiso
 
 
Zambia 2022 C
Province
Central
Copperbelt
Eastern
Luapula
Lusaka
North-Western
Northern
Southern
Western
 
 
Zimbabwe 2022 C
Province
Harare
Manicaland
Mashonaland Central
Mashonaland East
Mashonaland West
Masvingo
Midlands
3 Comments
+2
Level 71
Jan 28, 2021
Good job putting all of this together. I only wish that you'd be a little more consistent with type-ins. For example, just Rabat and Tangiers are accepted, but not Fes, Casablanca or Marrakech. (And also not the standard type-in Addis Abeba).
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Level 76
Jan 28, 2021
Thanks for your comment, you are completely right! I will fix it soon.
+3
Level 52
Jan 28, 2021
Wow...just goes to show how populated Africa is.