Cities and urban areas in Sub-Saharan Africa with population over 100,000, sorted by City Population
[Source: UN]



Copyright Rhett Butler 2003

The table below includes cities with populations exceeding 100 000 people. All figures are estimates for 2002.

Further information on rainforests and other reference material is available.

POPULATION data has been updated here

Largest Cities/Urban Areas Tables:
Regional:

Africa [ North Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa ]
Asia [ Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia ]
Europe [ Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Balkans ]
Oceania + Australia
North America [ Central America, Caribbean ]
South America

Countries: Afghanistan | Aland Islands | Albania | Algeria | American Samoa | Andorra | Angola | Anguilla | Antarctica | Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Armenia | Aruba | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belgium | Belize | Benin | Bermuda | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Bouvet Island | Brazil | British Indian Ocean Territory | British Virgin Islands | Brunei Darussalam | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Cape Verde | Cayman Islands | Central African Republic | Chad | Chile | China | Christmas Island | Cocos Islands | Colombia | Comoros | Congo | Cook Islands | Costa Rica | Cote d'Ivoire | Croatia | Cuba | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Denmark | Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Estonia | Ethiopia | Falkland Islands | Faroe Islands | Fiji | Finland | France | French Guiana | French Polynesia | French Southern Territories | Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Gibraltar | Greece | Greenland | Grenada | Guadeloupe | Guam | Guatemala | Guernsey | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana | Haiti | Heard Island and McDonald Islands | Honduras | Hong Kong | Hungary | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Isle of Man | Israel | Italy | Jamaica | Japan | Jersey | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kiribati | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macao | Macedonia | Madagascar | Malawi | Malaysia | Maldives | Mali | Malta | Marshall Islands | Martinique | Mauritania | Mauritius | Mayotte | Mexico | Micronesia | Moldova | Monaco | Mongolia | Montenegro | Montserrat | Morocco | Mozambique | Myanmar | Namibia | Nauru | Nepal | Netherlands | Netherlands Antilles | New Caledonia | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Niger | Nigeria | Niue | Norfolk Island | North Korea | Northern Mariana Islands | Norway | Occupied Palestinian Territory | Oman | Pakistan | Palau | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Paraguay | Peru | Philippines | Pitcairn | Poland | Portugal | Puerto Rico | Qatar | Reunion | Romania | Russian Federation | Rwanda | Saint Barthélemy | Saint Helena | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Martin | Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Samoa | San Marino | Sao Tome and Principe | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | Solomon Islands | Somalia | South Africa | South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands | South Korea | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sudan | Suriname | Svalbard and Jan Mayen | Swaziland | Sweden | Switzerland | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Togo | Tokelau | Tonga | Trinidad and Tobago | Tunisia | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Turks and Caicos Islands | Tuvalu | U.S. Virgin Islands | Uganda | Ukraine | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | United States Minor Outlying Islands | Uruguay | Uzbekistan | Vanuatu | Vatican City State | Venezuela | Viet Nam | Wallis and Futuna | Western Sahara | Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Other Stats: Country Population Stats
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Largest Cities/Urban Areas Tables:
Regional:

Africa | Asia | Asia-Pacific | Atlantic Ocean Islands | Balkans | Caribbean | Central Africa | Central America | Central Asia | East Africa | East Asia | Eastern Europe | Europe | Former Soviet Union | g20 | g7 | Horn of Africa | Indian Ocean | Latin America | Mesoamerica | Middle East | North Africa | North America | Oceania | Pacific Ocean Islands | Scandinavia | South America | South Asia | Southeast Asia | Southern Africa | West Africa | Western Europe

Countries: Afghanistan | Aland Islands | Albania | Algeria | American Samoa | Andorra | Angola | Anguilla | Antarctica | Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Armenia | Aruba | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belgium | Belize | Benin | Bermuda | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Bouvet Island | Brazil | British Indian Ocean Territory | British Virgin Islands | Brunei Darussalam | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Cape Verde | Cayman Islands | Central African Republic | Chad | Chile | China | Christmas Island | Cocos Islands | Colombia | Comoros | Congo | Cook Islands | Costa Rica | Cote d'Ivoire | Croatia | Cuba | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Denmark | Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea | Estonia | Ethiopia | Falkland Islands | Faroe Islands | Fiji | Finland | France | French Guiana | French Polynesia | French Southern Territories | Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Gibraltar | Greece | Greenland | Grenada | Guadeloupe | Guam | Guatemala | Guernsey | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana | Haiti | Heard Island and McDonald Islands | Honduras | Hong Kong | Hungary | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Isle of Man | Israel | Italy | Jamaica | Japan | Jersey | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kiribati | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macao | Macedonia | Madagascar | Malawi | Malaysia | Maldives | Mali | Malta | Marshall Islands | Martinique | Mauritania | Mauritius | Mayotte | Mexico | Micronesia | Moldova | Monaco | Mongolia | Montenegro | Montserrat | Morocco | Mozambique | Myanmar | Namibia | Nauru | Nepal | Netherlands | Netherlands Antilles | New Caledonia | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Niger | Nigeria | Niue | Norfolk Island | North Korea | Northern Mariana Islands | Norway | Occupied Palestinian Territory | Oman | Pakistan | Palau | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Paraguay | Peru | Philippines | Pitcairn | Poland | Portugal | Puerto Rico | Qatar | Reunion | Romania | Russian Federation | Rwanda | Saint Barthélemy | Saint Helena | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Martin | Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Samoa | San Marino | Sao Tome and Principe | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | Solomon Islands | Somalia | South Africa | South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands | South Korea | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sudan | Suriname | Svalbard and Jan Mayen | Swaziland | Sweden | Switzerland | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Togo | Tokelau | Tonga | Trinidad and Tobago | Tunisia | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Turks and Caicos Islands | Tuvalu | U.S. Virgin Islands | Uganda | Ukraine | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | United States Minor Outlying Islands | Uruguay | Uzbekistan | Vanuatu | Vatican City State | Venezuela | Viet Nam | Wallis and Futuna | Western Sahara | Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Regional [archived):
Africa [ North Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa ]
Asia [ Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia ]
Europe [ Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Balkans CIS ]
Oceania + Australia
North America [ Central America, Caribbean ]
South America

Other Stats: Country Population Stats
Country Stats
City Data for All Countries
Country Population Projections 2010, 2015, 2020



City Data for All Countries
Country Population Projections 2010, 2015, 2020



Largest Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa
CityCountryCity PopulationUrban Area PopulationUrban Area Rank [World]City Pop Rank [World]Urban Area Rank [Africa]City Pop Rank [Africa]
KinshasaCongo Dem Republic63011007527500352433
LuandaAngola21934002640500131931516
KampalaUganda95340011467003392893941
BrazzavilleCongo113380011338003502244032
LubumbashiCongo Dem Republic107460010746003852504335
Mbuji-MayiCongo Dem Republic90580010544003913024445
KisanganiCongo Dem Republic5103008188005075925981
KolweziCongo Dem Republic8039008039005153426050
Pointe NoireCongo5277007894005265626278
KanangaCongo Dem Republic5396005396007525438973
BukavuCongo Dem Republic236400504600808136994150
LikasiCongo Dem Republic375100375100975830111104
KigaliRwanda3652003652001003862115108
BomaCongo Dem Republic3522003522001025889116109
BujumburaBurundi3232003232001093975122116
TshikapaCongo Dem Republic3196003196001106989123117
MatadiCongo Dem Republic22470022470015121456163162
KikwitCongo Dem Republic22250022250015301474166165
MbandakaCongo Dem Republic20680020680016381594176175
Mwene-DituCongo Dem Republic19880019880017021663182181
UviraCongo Dem Republic19450019450017411702191190
HuamboAngola16830016830019761948224223
ButemboCongo Dem Republic14890014890021972177256256
GomaCongo Dem Republic14840014840022062186258258
IsiroCongo Dem Republic13560013560023982382275275
LobitoAngola13460013460024122397278278
BenguelaAngola13140013140024652449283283
BuniaCongo Dem Republic12900012900024972481290290
NamibeAngola12540012540025622546295295
GemenaCongo Dem Republic12000012000026782662312312
KinduCongo Dem Republic11900011900026942679313313
BandunduCongo Dem Republic11670011670027322717315315
KalemieCongo Dem Republic10820010820029482933343343
IleboCongo Dem Republic10480010480030363022355355
NairobiKenya25108003043100108761312
Addis AbabaEthiopia26385002638500132671610
Dar es SalaamTanzania24561002456100145781813
MogadishuSomalia118310011831003292073831
AsmaraEritrea39250088140047878757101
MombasaKenya7074007074005904017259
DjiboutiDjibouti5247005247007755679279
NakuruKenya3372003372001065941119113
MwanzaTanzania30380030380011521050127122
KisumuKenya27340027340012611173137132
ZanzibarTanzania25610025610013451267143138
EldoretKenya24910024910013751301146141
MorogoroTanzania24790024790013791306148143
HargeysaSomalia23100023100014641404154153
BerberaSomalia21340021340015831534169168
NyeriKenya21300021300015871538170169
MbeyaTanzania21120021120016041557171170
TangaTanzania20890020890016181571173172
Dire DawaEthiopia20870020870016211574174173
KisimayoSomalia20160020160016771636178177
MoshiTanzania19800019800017101671185184
MachakosKenya17950017950018741844211210
MarkaSomalia17310017310019261897215214
DodomaTanzania16710016710019911964226225
ArushaTanzania16560016560020071981229228
NazretEthiopia16180016180020442019234233
TaboraTanzania14580014580022492230263263
IringaTanzania14310014310022862268264264
GondarEthiopia14210014210023042286266266
MeruKenya14090014090023242306267267
GeitaTanzania13960013960023402324270270
MusomaTanzania13900013900023452329271271
MtwaraTanzania13690013690023762360272272
SongeaTanzania13170013170024592443281281
KigomaTanzania12500012500025762560297297
DeseEthiopia12320012320026082592301301
Mek'eleEthiopia12270012270026162600302302
Bahir DarEthiopia12170012170026442628307307
JimmaEthiopia11250011250028322816329329
ShinyangaTanzania10830010830029452930342342
KorogweTanzania10790010790029582943345345
AntananarivoMadagascar87520013596002903093347
ToamasinaMadagascar16980016980019591931220219
AntsirabeMadagascar15530015530021202097241241
Saint-DenisReunion14000014000023382322269269
FianarantsoaMadagascar13460013460024132398279279
MahajangaMadagascar13160013160024612445282282
JohannesburgSouth Africa1646400501400054128521
Cape TownSouth Africa2686000308660010762129
DurbanSouth Africa23549002354900156822015
MaputoMozambique108810016393002192452634
PretoriaSouth Africa122820015148002481972928
SowetoSouth Africa122110012211003151983629
Port ElizabethSouth Africa83390010476003933264649
VereenigingSouth Africa38560077420054080365103
East LondonSouth Africa236100549300742137086151
MatolaMozambique4783004783008476459886
BeiraMozambique44760044760087968810089
PietermaritzburgSouth Africa42050042050091173110596
BenoniSouth Africa40640040640092976110798
BloemfonteinSouth Africa371200371200981838112105
NampulaMozambique3417003417001055930118112
NewcastleSouth Africa24430024430013931320149144
WelkomSouth Africa22610022610015021444160159
GaboroneBotswana22300022300015261470164163
BotshabeloSouth Africa19790019790017111672186185
WindhoekNamibia19430019430017441705192191
ChimoioMozambique19270019270017551717193192
KimberleySouth Africa18950018950017821745198197
WitbankSouth Africa18590018590018151781204203
CarltonvilleSouth Africa18280018280018401807209208
NacalaMozambique17820017820018841854213212
MaseruLesotho16920016920019641935222221
QuelimaneMozambique16910016910019651936223222
KlerksdorpSouth Africa15270015270021502129243243
MocubaMozambique14040014040023322315268268
RustenburgSouth Africa11620011620027412726318318
TeteMozambique11490011490027742758324324
PotchefstroomSouth Africa11310011310028152799327327
Xai-XaiMozambique11200011200028472831330330
GarueMozambique11190011190028532837331331
FrancistownBotswana10610010610030012986349349
MaxixeMozambique10590010590030132998350350
NelspruitSouth Africa10530010530030293015353353
GeorgeSouth Africa10470010470030383024356356
King Williams TownSouth Africa10370010370030623048359359
NigelSouth Africa10200010200031153101365365
PietersburgSouth Africa10160010160031223108367367
LagosNigeria80292009123200271521
AbidjanCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)33105003972300705176
IbadanNigeria30784003670400785498
KanoNigeria324870035195008853107
AccraGhana160540027561001211321422
DakarSenegal23840002384000152801914
ConakryGuinea159580015958002281342824
KadunaNigeria145890014589002591513025
DoualaCameroon123910014494002641933127
MonroviaLiberia54300014077002765383271
YaoundéCameroon112250013566002922303433
OshogboNigeria42100013099003027293595
Port HarcourtNigeria105390011906003242553736
BeninNigeria105160010516003922564537
FreetownSierra Leone103210010321004002604738
OnitshaNigeria50950010010004135944882
OgbomoshoNigeria7263009856004203865058
MaiduguriNigeria9717009717004282825140
KumasiGhana6276009291004524545264
AbaNigeria7845008991004683505551
ZariaNigeria8989008989004693045646
OuagadougouBurkina Faso8398008398004933255848
BouakéCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)5310007753005395566476
CotonouBenin7619007619005493646752
IlorinNigeria7564007564005543716853
JosNigeria7421007421005633777055
LomeTogo6750007271005754237161
AbeokutaNigeria5297006981005975607377
EnuguNigeria5933006628006214797568
OyoNigeria6204006204006564567765
AbujaNigeria159900565100722204083236
IleshaNigeria233900561200726138585152
LibrevilleGabon5410005410007515428872
AdoNigeria241200523300778133693147
WarriNigeria5009005009008176099583
SokotoNigeria5005005005008186109684
OkeneNigeria44490044490088569410190
CalabarNigeria43120043120089971310291
KatsinaNigeria387000387000954797110102
AkureNigeria369700369700984844113106
Bobo DioulassoBurkina Faso366500366500995854114107
IfeNigeria31340031340011211012124118
BauchiNigeria29160029160012001105131126
BissauGuinea-Bissau28830028830012161120134129
IseyinNigeria28670028670012221127135130
MinnaNigeria27060027060012741188139134
TamaleGhana26920026920012811196140135
ThiesSenegal26250026250013171235142137
MakurdiNigeria24900024900013761302147142
OwoNigeria24300024300013991327150145
GombeNigeria23090023090014661406155154
UmuahiaNigeria23080023080014671407156155
KaolackSenegal22730022730014931436159158
OndoNigeria22580022580015061448161160
Porto NovoBenin22540022540015081451162161
DamaturuNigeria22300022300015271471165164
JimetaNigeria21840021840015551502167166
Ikot EkpeneNigeria20940020940016121566172171
SerekundaGambia20700020700016371593175174
ZiguinchorSenegal20610020610016391595177176
GusauNigeria20120020120016821642180179
DaloaCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)19910019910016981659181180
MubiNigeria19870019870017031664183182
ParakouBenin19800019800017091670184183
YamoussoukroCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)19550019550017251686189188
ShagamuNigeria19150019150017691732194193
OwerriNigeria18760018760017981762200199
UgepNigeria18700018700018041769201200
Ijebu OdeNigeria18670018670018061771202201
GarouaCameroon18580018580018171783205204
DjougouBenin17630017630019001872214213
MarouaCameroon16920016920019631934221220
IseNigeria16710016710019901963225224
GbokoNigeria16640016640019971971228227
KorhogoCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)16340016340020312005232231
IlaweNigeria16070016070020562032235234
IkareNigeria16060016060020572033236235
BidaNigeria15910015910020712048237237
OkpokoNigeria15290015290021452124242242
AwkaNigeria15230015230021542133245245
BafoussamCameroon15180015180021652144247247
San-PédroCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)15160015160021682147248248
DivoCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)15110015110021722151249249
SapeleNigeria15100015100021742153250250
IlaNigeria15070015070021812160252252
ShakiNigeria15030015030021842163254254
BamendaCameroon14990014990021892168255255
BohiconBenin14730014730022222203259259
IjeroNigeria14730014730022252206260260
Saint-LouisSenegal14710014710022282209261261
OtukpoNigeria13680013680023782362273273
KandiBenin13480013480024072392276276
ManCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)13420013420024182403280280
KishiNigeria13080013080024752459287287
NgaoundéréCameroon13060013060024782462288288
KankanGuinea12640012640025402524293293
MbourSenegal12580012580025562540294294
BugamaNigeria12420012420025932577299299
GagnoaCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)12320012320026092593300300
ObuasiGhana12260012260026202604303303
FuntuaNigeria12250012250026282612304304
AjdabiyahLiberia12220012220026342618305305
AbakalikiNigeria12170012170026452629308308
SokodeTogo12040012040026642648311311
GbonganNigeria11730011730027232708314314
DiourbelSenegal11670011670027332718316316
LafiaNigeria11550011550027572741320320
IgbohoNigeria11500011500027702754322322
AbomeyBenin11460011460027822766325325
KoiduSierra Leone11180011180028602844333333
AmaigboNigeria11100011100028792863334334
GashuaNigeria10960010960029112897338338
NkongsambaCameroon10920010920029222908339339
MakeniSierra Leone10590010590030142999351351
OffaNigeria10570010570030203005352352
NatitingouBenin10500010500030313017354354
JalingoNigeria10360010360030683054360360
KaéléCameroon10320010320030803066361361
BamaNigeria10280010280030923078362362
UyoNigeria10240010240031063092363363
Port-GentilGabon10210010210031113097364364
UromiNigeria10140010140031263112368368
NsukkaNigeria10070010070031393125370370
OkigweNigeria10070010070031403126371371
ModakekeNigeria10050010050031483134372372
KumbaCameroon10040010040031503136373373
KhartoumSudan1244500586250044190426
HarareZimbabwe186440022642001621102218
LusakaZambia121820017208002051992330
OmdurmanSudan167000016700002151242420
BamakoMali90670011308003533014144
BulawayoZimbabwe9276009276004532945342
BanguiCentral African Republic6529007894005254376162
KitweZambia305000786100528104663121
NiameyNiger6295006295006514517663
N'DjamenaChad6015006015006784737967
NdolaZambia34790059000068590881110
BlantyreMalawi5330005330007635559175
LilongweMalawi4860004860008416339785
NouakchottMauritania42630042630090472010392
Port SudanSudan40110040110093777210899
KassalaSudan30820030820011401034125119
El ObeidSudan30140030140011611060128123
NyalaSudan29840029840011751074130125
Wad MedaniySudan27760027760012511161136131
QadarifSudan25110025110013661291144139
KustiSudan22800022800014861429158157
KabweZambia21380021380015781529168167
ZinderNiger19110019110017731736195194
FashirSudan18640018640018101776203202
MutareZimbabwe18300018300018371804207206
MaradiNiger17860017860018811851212211
GweruZimbabwe15230015230021562135246246
JubaSudan15100015100021752154251251
ChingolaZambia15050015050021832162253253
MufuliraZambia13100013100024712455285285
SegouMali12710012710025322516292292
LuanshyaZambia12480012480025812565298298
El GeneinaSudan12190012190026392623306306
SikassoMali12060012060026612645310310
AtbarahSudan11540011540027612745321321
AgadezNiger11340011340028082792326326
MoundouChad11280011280028212805328328
WawSudan11030011030028922877335335
MoptiMali10990010990029012886336336
LivingstoneZambia10810010810029542939344344
KadomaZimbabwe10180010180031183104366366


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