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Largest cities in Africa by population 2020

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Lagos, Nigeria, is the largest city in Africa with a population of more than 21 million persons. Surprisingly, the population of Lagos alone is bigger than some countries in Africa like sychelles.

On the other hand, Tokyo, Japan, is the largest city in the world with a population of 37 million people followed closely by Delhi, India , which has a population of 30 million people. fascinating, the biggest cities in Africa are also one of the most developed cities in Africa.

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Without further delay , here are the top ten largest cities in Africa by population 2020

Top Ten largest cities in Africa by population 2020


1.Lagos , Nigeria

Lagos is the most populous city in Africa with a population of about 21 million people. The megacity has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa. Lagos houses one of the largest and busiest seaports in Africa.

2. Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Africa.
Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and has a population of about 20 million people. Cairo is mostly associated with ancient Egypt history. If you are planning to visit cairo, the Pyramids of Giza is the number one tourism attraction site to visit.

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3.Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa is the capital city of DR congo and the third largest city in Africa with a population of about 11 million people.It faces Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River , making them the world’s second-closest pair of capital cities after
Rome and Vatican City.


4.Luanda, Angola

Luanda is the capital city of Angola and the forth largest city in Africa with a population of 8 million people (a third of Angola‘s population).Luanda has one of the most busiest seaports in Africa.


5. Nairobi ,Kenya

The city under the sun ,mostly referred to as Nairobi is the kenyan Capital city with a population of 5 million people.Nairobi is the financial and economic hub of East Africa.


6.Abidjan ,Ivory Coast

Abidjan is the economic power house of Ivory Coast and the second largest city in west Africa after Lagos, Nigeria.


7.Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg is the  largest city in South Africa and is where the Constitutional Court seats, the highest court in South Africa. The City of Gold is the heart of South Africa‘s  economy.


8. Casablanca ,morocco

Casablanca is one of the largest financial hubs of Africa.
Casablanca is considered the economic and financial center of Morocco, although Rabat is the national political capital.


9.Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam is the economic, business and former capital of Tanzania.Dar es-Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

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10.Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia and head quater of the African Union.  It also hosts various continental and international organizations. Addis Ababa is therefore often referred to as “the political capital of Africa”.


These are the top ten biggest cities in Africa 2020.Which city do you think has been left out? Feel free to leave your thoughts on comment section below.

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