Cities and urban areas in West 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.

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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
Country Stats
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 West Africa
CityCountryCity PopulationUrban Area PopulationUrban Area Rank [World]City Pop Rank [World]Urban Area Rank [Africa]City Pop Rank [Africa]
LagosNigeria80292009123200271521
AbidjanCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)33105003972300705176
KanoNigeria324870035195008853107
IbadanNigeria30784003670400785498
DakarSenegal23840002384000152801914
AccraGhana160540027561001211321422
ConakryGuinea159580015958002281342824
KadunaNigeria145890014589002591513025
DoualaCameroon123910014494002641933127
YaoundéCameroon112250013566002922303433
Port HarcourtNigeria105390011906003242553736
BeninNigeria105160010516003922564537
FreetownSierra Leone103210010321004002604738
MaiduguriNigeria9717009717004282825140
ZariaNigeria8989008989004693045646
OuagadougouBurkina Faso8398008398004933255848
AbaNigeria7845008991004683505551
CotonouBenin7619007619005493646752
IlorinNigeria7564007564005543716853
JosNigeria7421007421005633777055
OgbomoshoNigeria7263009856004203865058
LomeTogo6750007271005754237161
KumasiGhana6276009291004524545264
OyoNigeria6204006204006564567765
EnuguNigeria5933006628006214797568
MonroviaLiberia54300014077002765383271
LibrevilleGabon5410005410007515428872
BouakéCote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)5310007753005395566476
AbeokutaNigeria5297006981005975607377
OnitshaNigeria50950010010004135944882
WarriNigeria5009005009008176099583
SokotoNigeria5005005005008186109684
OkeneNigeria44490044490088569410190
CalabarNigeria43120043120089971310291
OshogboNigeria42100013099003027293595
KatsinaNigeria387000387000954797110102
AkureNigeria369700369700984844113106
Bobo DioulassoBurkina Faso366500366500995854114107
IfeNigeria31340031340011211012124118
BauchiNigeria29160029160012001105131126
BissauGuinea-Bissau28830028830012161120134129
IseyinNigeria28670028670012221127135130
MinnaNigeria27060027060012741188139134
TamaleGhana26920026920012811196140135
ThiesSenegal26250026250013171235142137
MakurdiNigeria24900024900013761302147142
OwoNigeria24300024300013991327150145
AdoNigeria241200523300778133693147
IleshaNigeria233900561200726138585152
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
AbujaNigeria159900565100722204083236
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


POPULATION data has been updated here


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