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Top 10 Biggest / Largest Cities In Africa

Africa, Lagos, Cairo, Alexandria, Khartoum, Luanda, Abidjan, Bamako, Johannesburg, Nairobi

  1. LAGOS (21.3 MILLION INHABITANTS)

Lagos is Africa’s most populous city, Nigeria’s most developed state, and the country’s capital. It is a port city with a population of 21,320,000, making it one of Nigeria’s most populous cities. Lagos served as Nigeria’s capital city for a short period before it was replaced.

In contrast, the area’s economy has grown at the fastest pace. Besides being the continent’s most populated metropolis, Lagos is also well-known for the wide range of musical genres that have arisen there, including Nigerian hip hop, Jùjù, and Afrobeat.

Lagos, Nigeria
  1. KINSHASA (11 MILLION INHABITANTS)

Kinshasa is the capital of the democratic republic of congo. with a total of 11,855,000 residents.

 It is Africa’s second-most populous metropolis. “Artistic capital” refers to the place where significant cultural samples are created. Classical ballet and plastic arts have their schools in this fashion.

Its first residents date back to 1,000 BC when the settlements called Bantúes settled. Later these lands were captured by the European colony, christening it Leopoldville until 1966, when the name Kinshasa was accepted.

Kinshasa, Dr congo
  1. THE CITY OF CAIRO, EGYPT (9.5 MILLION INHABITANTS)

This city is the most important in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa in terms of historical significance. A population of 9,500,000 places it in ninth place in terms of the global population. Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, has a long and rich history that dates back to the year 116 AD. Its culture and history are among the most important and well-documented in human history.

There are several museums and historical landmarks in this city, including the pyramids and the squares.

Cairo, Egypt
  1. THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (5.6 MILLION INHABITANTS)

South Africa’s largest and most populated metropolis has a total population of 5,640,000 people. As a “global city,” it is regarded one of Africa’s most important cities. Located in the Witwatersrand highlands, Johannesburg is South Africa’s primary oil exporter and primary mining resource exploiter, which has allowed it to thrive economically.

The Mandela Museum, the former residence of Nelson Mandela, also makes this city a major cultural destination, drawing hundreds of visitors each year. Unified Nations has dubbed it the “cradle of humanity” because fossilized remains of early hominids have been found there.

Johannesburg, South Africa
  1. THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA (5.2 MILLION INHABITANTS)

Alexandria is a northern Egyptian city. It is 

currently Egypt’s second-largest city, with a population of 5,200,000.

Alexander the Great founded this city in 332 BC, making it a significant landmark in human history. Neoplatonic philosophy was also practiced at the “School of Alexandria” at Alexandria between the 3rd and 6th centuries.

At the moment, it’s home to major textile, chemical, and shipbuilding businesses. In this city, there are several World Heritage Sites, including the Pompey column or pillar, the Egyptian and Greco-Roman catacombs at Kom el Shukafa and the Qaitbey stronghold.

Alexandria, Egypt
  1. ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST (4.9 MILLION INHABITANTS)

Located in the country of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan is the capital city. As the country’s economic and commercial hub, it is also the second-largest city in West Africa with a population of 4,980,000.

Textile, food, automobile, and chemical industries, as well as oil refineries, are all located in this city. Additionally, it has a port area, which aids in regional trade. Other historical and natural landmarks include the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Paul Cathedral, and the Parque du Banco Forest Reserve, which is located in this city.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  1. THE CITY OF NAIROBI (4.7 MILLION INHABITANTS)

The “Green City in the Sun” is the name given to the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. Established in 1899, the city’s population has steadily increased to 4,720,000, making it one of Africa’s most populous cities.

A prominent international agency, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), is based in this city, and this gives it social and cultural significance.

Nairobi, kenya
  1. THE CITY OF LUANDA (2.5 MILLION INHABITANTS)

Luanda, Angola’s capital and the country’s largest port, is a major hub for trade with the rest of Africa. That’s why it has 2,570,000 people—the third-largest Portuguese-speaking metropolis on Earth—and a population of 2,570,000 people.

Cement and textile factories, as well as key telecommunications and cement firms, are all located in this city.

Luanda, Angola
  1. BAMAKO IS THE CAPITAL OF MALI (1.8 MILLION INHABITANTS)

Bamako, Mali’s capital and largest port and commercial hub, is also one of the country’s districts. Similarly, it is divided into six communes and is home to 1,816,366 people. Excavations have revealed that indigenous ethnic groups such as the Niakates and Soninké were the primary residents of the region in prehistoric times. As a major commercial city, it is also the primary producer of livestock, textiles, and metallurgy in the immediate area.

Bamako, Mali
  1. THE CAPITAL OF SUDAN, KHARTOUM (1.4 MILLION INHABITANTS)

In addition to being the capital of North Sudan, Khartoum is also one of the districts of the department of the same name. Nile River crosses this city, one of the world’s most important hydrographic basins, notably where Ethiopia and Uganda’s Blue and White Niles are found.

As a result of recent years of oil exploration, Khartoum’s economy is booming, making it one of Africa’s strongest in its region.

Khartoum, Sudan

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