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List: Top Ten Largest Cities in Africa

Date: 2005

Source: UN

Base: Data collated by the United Nations for 2005.

Notes: Cairo ('Al-Qahirah' in transliterated Arabic) in Egypt is the most populous city in Africa with an estimated 11.1 million people. It ranks 16th in world terms and is home to 15 percent of Egypt's population. In second position was Lagos ('Eko') in Nigeria with a population of 10.9 million (world ranked 17th).

City

Country

Population (m)

Cairo

Egypt

11.1

Lagos

Nigeria

10.9

Kinshasa

Congo Democratic Republic

6.0

Khartoum

Sudan

4.5

Alexandria

Egypt

3.8

Abidjan

Cote D'Ivoire

3.6

Johannesburg

South Africa

3.3

Algiers

Algeria

3.2

Casablanca

Morocco

3.1

Cape Town

South Africa

3.0


 

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