You asked: What is the biggest city in Africa?

What country are the 3 largest cities in Africa?

List of city proper in Africa by population

Rank City Country
1 Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
2 Lagos Nigeria
3 Cairo Egypt
4 Giza Egypt

Where is the biggest city in Africa?

Is Cairo the largest city in Africa?

Urban population growth over time



In 1800, Cairo was the largest city in Africa, with 260,000 inhabitants. In 2020, Cairo remained the continent’s largest city but with more than 20 million inhabitants.

Which is bigger Cairo or Lagos?

The UN estimated the city’s population at 11.2 million in 2011. The New York Times estimates that it is now at least twenty-one million, surpassing Cairo as Africa’s largest city. It is clear that whatever the size, and however the city is defined, Lagos is the center of one of the largest urban areas in the world.

What is the capital city of Africa?

The least populous capital city in Africa is Maseru in Lesotho, with a population of 14,000. The least populous capital city in Africa is Maseru in Lesotho, with a population of 14,000.



Zimbabwe – Harare.

Country Capital
Seychelles Victoria
Sierra Leone Freetown
Somalia Mogadishu
South Africa Pretoria

What are the 5 biggest cities in Africa?

Largest Cities In Africa By Population

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Rank Largest Cities In Africa Estimated Metro Population
1 Lagos, Nigeria 21.0 million people
2 Cairo, Egypt 20.4 million people
3 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 13.3 million people
4 Luanda, Angola 6.5 million people
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