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All African Cities Over 500,000

Can you name every city in Africa with over 500,000 inhabitants?
source: citypopulation.de
most are population of city proper, not urban area
urban area populations in red
some figures may be inaccurate due to outdated census numbers
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Last updated: October 16, 2020
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Population
Country
City
9,293,612
Egypt
Cairo
7,860,781
South Africa
Johannesburg
7,273,947
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Kinshasa
6,759,313
Angola
Luanda
5,195,247
Nigeria
Lagos
5,107,530
Egypt
Alexandria
4,397,073
Kenya
Nairobi
4,395,243
Ivory Coast
Abidjan
4,364,541
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
4,212,750
Egypt
Giza
3,430,992
South Africa
Cape Town
3,359,818
Morocco
Casablanca
3,273,000
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
2,786,046
South Africa
Durban
2,646,503
Senegal
Dakar
2,364,230
Algeria
Algiers
2,166,554
Nigeria
Kano
2,070,463
Ghana
Accra
2,035,064
Ghana
Kumasi
1,906,962
Cameroon
Douala
1,849,659
Sudan
Omdurman
1,835,300
Nigeria
Ibadan
1,817,524
Cameroon
Yaoundé
1,810,366
Mali
Bamako
1,763,336
South Africa
Pretoria
1,747,152
Zambia
Lusaka
1,660,973
Guinea
Conakry
1,650,227
Somalia
Mogadishu
1,507,080
Uganda
Kampala
1,485,231
Zimbabwe
Harare
1,477,658
Togo
Lomé
1,475,223
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
1,410,858
Sudan
Khartoum
1,373,382
Congo (Rep.)
Brazzaville
1,283,380
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Lubumbashi
1,275,207
Madagascar
Antananarivo
1,213,726
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Mbuji-Mayi
1,208,333
Kenya
Mombasa
1,187,747
Egypt
Shubra el-Kheima
1,112,072
Morocco
Fes
1,080,277
Mozambique
Maputo
1,055,964
Sierra Leone
Freetown
1,032,197
Mozambique
Matola
1,021,762
Liberia
Monrovia
1,012,211
Sudan
Khartoum North
993,642
Nigeria
Kaduna
989,318
Malawi
Lilongwe
978,029
Niger
Niamey
Population
Country
City
958,399
Mauritania
Nouakchott
951,418
Chad
N'Djamena
947,952
Morocco
Tangier
928,850
Morocco
Marrakesh
890,403
Morocco
Salé
876,436
South Africa
Port Elizabeth
859,332
Rwanda
Kigali
803,329
Algeria
Oran
800,264
Malawi
Blantyre
762,719
Nigeria
Benin City
760,152
Egypt
Port Said
753,315
Senegal
Touba
741,000
Somalia
Hargeisa
740,874
Egypt
Suez
728,063
South Africa
Shoshanguve
720,362
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Kananga
715,334
Congo (Rep.)
Pointe-Noire
706,453
Tanzania
Mwanza
703,940
Gabon
Libreville
703,421
Nigeria
Port Harcourt
682,599
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Kisangani
679,012
Benin
Cotonou
663,212
Mozambique
Nampula
653,337
Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
638,845
Tunisia
Tunis
622,771
Central African Republic
Bangui
618,278
Nigeria
Maiduguri
612,257
Nigeria
Zaria
605,504
South Africa
Evaton
600,751
Angola
Lubango
595,304
Angola
Huambo
592,090
Mozambique
Beira
591,062
Libya
Tripoli
577,827
Morocco
Rabat
570,674
Kenya
Nakuru
570,271
Egypt
El Mansoura
555,124
Angola
Benguela
550,000
Angola
Cabinda
543,271
Egypt
Mahalla el-Kubra
536,719
Ivory Coast
Bouaké
532,089
Nigeria
Ilorin
528,672
Egypt
Tanta
520,428
Morocco
Meknès
510,300
Nigeria
Jos
501,459
Tanzania
Zanzibar
501,360
Zambia
Kitwe
500,183
Nigeria
Aba
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Level 77
Oct 16, 2020
Good quiz. My main grouse is that a few of these anwers appear to be suburbs of bigger cities (none of which I guessed). The most obvious example being Khartoum North but one may also cite Shubra el-Kheima which is clearly part of Cairo and not a separate city by any stretch of the imagination.
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Level 71
Oct 16, 2020
Thanks! All the cities I included are listed as separate on citypopulation.de, but yes, I did notice that.
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Level 89
Oct 17, 2020
That's why it's always better to use urban population.
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Level 71
Oct 17, 2020
yeah but the point of this quiz is to be city proper