15 Africa’s Largest Cities – Top Metropolitan Areas

Africa is the Huge continent consists dozens of countries including notable and growing cities. There are many countries with populous cities, and nowadays the cities growing on the economy and the people’s choose cities to live. In Africa, and many of the countries are undeveloped or developing. Lagos is the largest city in Africa located in Nigeria with the population around 21 million according to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects report. The below is the ranking of largest urban agglomerations in Africa.

15. Kano

Kano is the capital of Kano Emirates in Northern Nigeria and second largest city in Nigeria, the Hausa language is the widely spoken in the city of Kano.

Urban Population: 9,383,682
Country: Nigeria
Area: 499 km2

Largest Cities in Africa - Kano

14. Nairobi

The city founded in 1899 by British which nowadays largest and capital city of Kenya, most populous city in East Africa.

Urban Population: 3,500,000
Country: Kenya
Area: 696 km2

Largest Cities in Africa - Nairobi

13. Accra

The largest and capital city of Ghana and stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and covers north into Ghana’s interior.

Urban Population: 3,575,000
Country: Ghana
Area: 894 km2

Largest Cities in Africa - Accra

12. Durban

The largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and most important manufacturing hub in South Africa, English and Zulu are the major languages with 51% black African and 24% Asian.

Urban Population: 3,650,000
Country: South Africa
Area: 2,292 km2

Largest Cities in Africa - Durban

11. Cape Town

South Africa’s second largest city, also the legislative capital of the country, the city is famous for its harbor, located on the Shore of Table Bay.

Urban Population: 3,775,000
Country: South Africa
Area: 2,445 km2

Largest Cities in Africa - Cape Town

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