Three African megacities with more than 14 million people
Largest urban cities in Africa by population are megacities, three megacities with more than 14 million residents are Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo.
Raw data about Africa population numbers of major urban areas and megacity population numbers.
Africa has three mega-cities; 20.9 million in Cairo Egypt, Nigeria city of Lagos has 14.3 million people and Democratic Republic of the Congo city of Kinshasa has 14.3 million people as well. The South African city of Johannesburg has a population of 9.6 million and Angola city of Luanda has 8.3 million people; a mega-city typically has a population of more than 10 million people. Here is a list of the top five most populated metropolitan areas in Africa.
1. Cairo Egypt has 20.9 million people.
2. Democratic Republic of the Congo city of Kinshasa has 14.3 million people.
3. Nigeria city of Lagos has 14.3 million people.
4. South African city of Johannesburg population of 9.6 million people.
5. Angola city of Luanda has 8.3 million people
6. Tanzania city of Dar Es Salaam of 6.7 million people.
Cario, Lagos and Kinshasa are the most populous cities on the African continent.
Alphabetical list of population numbers in all megacities and major urban areas in Africa.
|African Country.||Major Urban Areas Population Numbers.|
|Algeria||2.7 million Algiers Capital, 899,000 Oran|
|Angola||8.3 million Luanda Capital, 828,000 Lubango, 778,000 Cabinda|
|Benin||285,000 Porto-Novo Capital City; 1 million Abomey-Calavi, 692,000 Cotonou Seat of Government|
|Botswana||269,000 Gaborone Capital City|
|Burkina Faso||2.7 million Ouagadougou Capital, 972,000 Bobo-Dioulasso|
|Burundi||1 million Bujumbura Capital City|
|Cabo Verde||168,000 Praia Capital City|
|Cameroon||3.9 million Yaounde Capital, 3.6 million Douala|
|Central African Republic||889,000 Bangui Capital City|
|Chad||1.4 million N'djamena Capital City|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||14.3 million Kinshasa Capital megacity, 2.5 million Mbuji-Mayi, 2.4 million Lubumbashi, 1.4 million Kananga, 1.2 million Kisangani, 1 million Bukavu|
|Republic of the Congo||2.3 million Brazzaville Capital, 1.2 million Pointe-Noire|
|Cote d'Ivoire||231,000 Yamoussoukro Capital City, 5.2 million Abidjan Seat of Government|
|Djibouti||576,000 Djibouti Capital City|
|Egypt||20.9 million Cairo Capital, 5.281 million Alexandria|
|Equatorial Guinea||297,000 Malabo Capital City|
|Eritrea||963,000 Asmara Capital City|
|Eswatini||68,000 Mbabane Capital City|
|Ethiopia||4.7 million Addis Ababa Capital City|
|Gabon||834,000 Libreville Capital City|
|The Gambia||451,000 Banjul Capital City|
|Ghana||3.3 million Kumasi, 2.5 million Accra Capital, 946,000 Sekondi Takoradi|
|Guinea||1.9 million Conakry Capital City|
|Guinea-Bissau||600,000 Bissau Capital City|
|Kenya||4.7 million Nairobi Capital, 1.2 million Mombassa|
|Lesotho||202,000 Maseru Capital City|
|Liberia||1.5 million Monrovia Capital City|
|Libya||1.1 million Tripoli Capital, 881,000 Misratah, 824,000 Benghazi|
|Madagascar||3.3 million Antananarivo Capital City|
|Malawi||1.1 million Lilongwe Capital, 932,000 Blantyre-Limbe|
|Mali||2.6 million Bamako Capital City|
|Mauritania||1.3 million Nouakchott Capital City|
|Mauritius||149,000 Port Louis Capital City|
|Morocco||3.7 million Casablanca, 1.8 million Rabat Capital, 1.2 million Fes, 1.1 million Tangier, 1 million Marrakech, 924,000 Agadir|
|Mozambique||1.7 million Matola, 1.11 million Maputo Capital, 848,000 Nampula|
|Namibia||431,000 Windhoek Capital City|
|Niger||1.2 million Niamey Capital City|
|Nigeria||14.3 million Lagos megacity, 3.9 million Kano, 3.5 million Ibadan, 3.2 million Abuja Capital, 3 million Port Harcourt, 1.7 million Benin City|
|Rwanda||1.1 million Kigali Capital City|
|Sao Tome and Principe||80,000 Sao Tome Capital City|
|Senegal||3.1 million Dakar Capital City|
|Seychelles||28,000 Victoria Capital City|
|Sierra Leone||1.2 million Freetown Capital City|
|Somalia||2.2 million Mogadishu Capital, 989,000 Hargeysa|
|South Africa||9.6 million Johannesburg Includes Ekurhuleni, 4.6 million Cape Town Legislative Capital, 3.1 million Durban, 2.5 million Pretoria Administrative Capital, 1.2 million Port Elizabeth, 898,000 West Rand|
|South Sudan||403,000 Juba Capital City|
|Sudan||5.8 million Khartoum Capital, 923,000 Nyala|
|Tanzania||262,000 Dodoma Legislative Capital , 6.7 million Dar Es Salaam Administrative Capital, 1.1 million Mwanza|
|Togo||1.8 million Lome Capital City|
|Tunisia||2.3 million Tunis Capital City|
|Uganda||3.2 million Kampala Capital City|
|Zambia||2.7 million Lusaka Capital City|
|Zimbabwe||1.5 million Harare Capital City|
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city on the African continent and has stood for more than 1,000 years on the same site on the banks of the Nile. Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world's oldest Islamic cities. Cairo’s six Zabaleen, Arabic for garbage people communities survive through collecting trash and recycling live on the outskirts of Cairo.
Lagos is the capital city of Nigeria with more than 250 eithic tribes. Lagos Nigeria Ministry of Justice on three separate occasions, set fire to and demolished the ancestral fishing village of Otodo Gbame. Otodo Gbame quatters claim rights over the spaces they have squatted by virtue of occupation and ancestral rights, rather than paper legal ownership. Officials of the Lagos Task Force made up of Lagos State agencies, forcibly evicted Otodo Gbame squatters on November 9 and 10, 2016, where more than 30,000 residents were forcibly evicted. The task force used fire and bulldozers to demolish the houses on the waterfront slum on the Lagos lagoon.
Kinshasa is the largest city and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the cradle of Congolese rumba, a popular genre of dance music shaped by many international influences.