Largest cities in Africa

LARGEST CITIES IN AFRICA

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Most of the largest cities in Africa are more develop and expensive to live. However, Lagos is the largest city in Africa. Lagos which lies in southwestern part of Nigeria is situated at the Atlantic ocean coastline. However, with a growing population of about 21 million people. Nevertheless, it is still growing at a rate of 2 to 3% every year. Also, according to research Lagos is the 7th fastest growing city in the world. Also, it is known as the countries’ economic capital. Although, it is only a state not the federal capital. But it is home to several sectors. That grow the economy for the state and country itself. Like, manufacturing, transport, wholesale and retail companies. As it generates about $900 million annually.

Although, some part of the population are slum. So, crime is inherent and a big problem. These criminal acts include, burglaries, kidnappings, extortions, assault etc. Nevertheless, the city is one of the most populous city in the world. Also, it is known for its lifestyle, and business attraction. It is definitely the most popular city in Nigeria.
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Largest cities in West Africa 2020

Lagos
Abidjan
Dakar
Accra
Conakry
Douala
Freetown
Ouagadougou
Cotonou
Lome
Monrovia

The biggest city in Africa 2020

Cairo
Lagos
Johannesburg
Abidjan
Addis Ababa
Dar es Salaam

Largest cities in South Africa

Johannesburg
Cape Town
Durban
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What country are the 3 largest cities in Africa?

These are Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa. However, they are the 3 largest cities in Africa. Although, there are more than three.

Largest city in Africa 2020

Nevertheless, Lagos is the largest city in 2020. Although, the global pandemic has acted on the death rate. Corona virus is not only in Lagos but also in other Western world. Here are the 2020 largest cities in Africa

Lagos
Cairo
Kinshasa
Luanda
Nairobi

Largest cities in Africa by land mass

A good number of cities in Africa boasts of large areas of land. However, the city with the largest land mass in Africa is Cairo the capital of Egypt. Also, it has a land mass of 104 square miles. Although, in terms of size; Cairo is ranked among the top 20 largest cities in the world. With a population estimated at 15 million. Also, with the addition of the metropolitan area. Meanwhile, Lagos which is the the first on the list of largest cities in Africa by population; follows Cairo as the second largest city by land mass with a land area of 56 square miles. Although, Lagos is not the capital of Nigeria. However, it trails Cairo in land mass and still attracts a lot of foreigners, and tourists with its diversified lifestyle. Also, it makes the country a place to visit again.

what are the largest cities in africa?

The first 4 Largest cities in Africa are Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa and Luanda in Angola. Also, they are home to many beautiful places in Africa

List of largest cities by population

Lagos
Cairo
Kinshasa
Luanda
Nairobi
Mogadishu
Abidjan
Alexandria

Largest cities in Africa by Population

Lagos, Nigeria – 21 Million

The city of Lagos which was once the seat of Government back in 19’s continues to boast the most important economic state in the country. As it is solely responsible for a quarter of the country’s gross profit. However, Lagos is located in the south-western region of Nigeria. It is usually referred to as “No man’s land”. Despite the high cost of living in Lagos; it continues to grow in population. And also, development with its population currently at 21 million people.

Lagos City
WEST AFRICA LARGEST CITY

Cairo, Egypt – 20.4 Million

Cairo is evidently Egypt’s largest city. With a growing population of 2.6 percent annually. Also, it is the centre of economy for the country. As a major part of its gross profit is centred at the metropolitan sector. However, Cairo also has revenue activities like tourism, finance, commerce and job sectors. That include iron and steel production, textile and food processing to mention a few. Much like Lagos, Cairo also faces a problem of crime at a high rate.

CAIRO CITY IN EGYPT
CAIRO EGYPT

Kinshasa, DR Congo – 13.3 Million

This city is the second largest French speaking city in the world. Its population is roughly 10 to 13.3 million people. However, Kinshasa city has several key resources that sustain the economy like Agriculture, Timber, Gas and added advantage of being rich in Mineral. Although, a major part of the population still live in poverty due to corruption.

KINSHASA CITY
KINSHASA DR CONGO

Luanda, Angola – 6.5 Million

Luanda is rated first in annual population growth in Africa. Currently, it records a population of about 6.94 million people. It is predict to record 9 million in the year 2030. This is due to its high rate of growth population. Albeit, Luanda have got wealth from different sectors. Such as mining, oil, tourism and telecommunications. A vast majority of its population still live in poverty. They barely benefit from the country’s great wealth. And like other African countries; they face a big problem of crime especially cyber criminals.

LUANDA IN ANGOLA
LUANDA CITY

Nairobi, Kenya – 3.5 Million

Nairobi opens East Africa to the world. As a result of its major airlines and charter plane companies. That operate from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Its major activities include technology, commerce, finance and industry. Which contributes 60 percent of the countries’ gross profit. However, crime does not elude this city especially in the slum where income is very low.

NAIROBI EAST AFRICA
NAIROBI CITY

Mogadishu, Somalia – 2.1 Million

Nevertheless, Mogadishu is the capital of Somalia; like most large cities in Africa. However, it has an estimated population of 2.1 million people. Although, this city is regarded as one of the most dangerous among the largest cities in Africa. Also, having no relevant census till date. So, there’s no definite population status. Regardless of its level of poverty, it is the countries’ centre for economic growth.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – 4.707 Million

Africa has a handful of cities that operate refineries and Abidjan is one of them. They extract its petroleum and export to boost their economy. Also, cocoa, oil and natural gas are major sectors that contribute to the economic growth. The city, with a population of 4.707 million people is majorly responsible for its national, secondary and tertiary urban employment.

Alexandria, Egypt – 4.7 Million

With a population of 4.7 million people. it is the second largest city in Egypt after its capital Cairo. However, it contributes $46 billion to the economy of the country annually. With its major economic activity being tourism. Historically found by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. It has a land area of 115.8 square mile. Alexandria consumes a lot of water due to its major industrial activity in and around the city.

The Best Cities to live in Africa

Naturally, there’s criteria to consider before choosing a place to live. A few things to consider are comfort, standard of living, the rate of crime, and level of traffic. Some countries offer the right features that make decision making slightly easy.

Nairobi, Kenya

This city offers less stress with improved infrastructure, and good transport system that’s better than most. It is one of the best among largest cities in Africa to live.

Johannesburg, South Africa

This City is regarded as Africa’s power house and still remains the largest wealthiest city in Africa. Also, people with low income will find comfort as its economy conveniently rewards hard work.

Luanda, Angola

Luanda, in the past decade has developed greatly. The availability of different businesses allows for individual financial growth.

Abuja, Nigeria

Although, one of the most expensive cities in Africa. Nevertheless, it offers good opportunities; when going into the right business. Also, there is easy movement around as there’s little or no traffic.

Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

Abidjan lets you live within your means. Also, you can find a satisfying job or business without having to find a brown or white collar job.

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Most expensive cities in Africa

N’djamena, Chad
Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo
Lagos, Nigeria
Luanda, Angola
Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
Brazzaville, Congo
Bangui, Central African Republic
Djibouti, Djibouti
Accra, Ghana
Douala, Cameroon

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Cheapest cities to live in Africa

Accra, Ghana
Dahab, Egypt
Aswan, Egypt
Tangier, Morocco
Luxor, Egypt
Alexandria, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Chefchaouen, Egypt

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Safest cities in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda
Tangier, Morocco
Victoria, Seychelles
Gaborone, Botswana
Nairobi, Kenya
Windhoek, Namibia
Lusaka, Zambia

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Most Dangerous Cities in Africa

Luanda, Angola
Nairobi, Kenya
Lagos, Nigeria
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Rustenburg, South Africa
Benghazi, Libya

Best cities to do business in Africa

Moreover, the economic growth of nations depends greatly on; business, visitors, their interest and willingness to invest in other countries. However, countries with high prospects of being patronised differ depending on their trade interest.

Lagos, Nigeria
Nairobi, Kenya
Johannesburg, South Africa
Casablanca, Morocco
Addis Ababa, South Africa

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Most beautiful cities in Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Tunis, Tunisia
Abuja, Nigeria
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Port Louis, Mauritius
Cairo, Egypt

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Most Developed cities in Africa

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lagos, Nigeria
Nairobi, Kenya
Tunis, Tunisia
Gaborone, Botswana
Johannesburg, South Africa

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