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Top 10 Biggest Cities in Africa

Africa can be considered as the best and 1st continent in the whole world in terms of having the most miserable countries and people on earth. It is also the best place in the world for suffering from all the worst conditions that can be ever imagined. So, if you are completely comfortable, live a luxurious life which is boring for you and want to find a good place for living the worst life on Earth, then you can travel to Africa. Africa is the 2nd largest continent in the world in terms of size and population. Africa is surrounded by oceans and seas as there is the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, the Red sea to the northeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. 50% of the Africans are younger than 20 years old which makes the African population the youngest among the populations of other continents. Africa has many cities which are ranked as the largest or the most populous cities in the continent and to know more about them, take a look at the following top 10 biggest cities in Africa.

10. Durban, South Africa

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Durban is the 10th biggest city in Africa and the 3rd largest city in South Africa. It is the 2nd major manufacturing hub in the country and the busiest port not just in South Africa but in the whole continent. It is one of the major tourist destinations in South Africa and it has a total population of about 3.44 million people.

9. Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town is the 2nd largest and most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg. It is the 9th biggest city in Africa and is the legislative capital of South Africa. It is renowned for its landmarks, natural setting and harbor. The total population that Cape Town has is estimated to be around 3.74 million people.

8. Casablanca, Morocco

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Casablanca is known in Arabic as ed-Dar el-Bida which means in English “The White House”. It is ranked as the largest city in Morocco and the 8th biggest city in Africa. It is located in the western part of Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. It is considered to be one of the most important cities in Morocco and is also the major business and economic center in the country. It has a total population of about 4.15 million people.

7. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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The name of this city means in English “the abode of peace” and it is ranked as the 7th biggest city in Africa. Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and is also the richest city and most important economic center in the country. The population of the city is estimated to be nearly 4.36 million people.

6. Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa and is the 6th biggest city in Africa. This city is considered to be an important source of gold and diamond which are traded in the country. The population of Johannesburg is estimated to be approximately 4.43 million people which makes it the largest city in the country by population.

5. Abidjan, Ivory Coast 

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It is the largest and most populous city in Ivory Coast, the 5th biggest city in Africa and the 3rd largest French-speaking city in the world. It is the main commercial and banking center of the country and it also has most of the foreign embassies and political institutions of Ivory Coast since it was the former capital city of the country. Its population is estimated to be approximately 4.48 million people.

4. Alexandria, Egypt 

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Alexandria is one of the most famous and breathtaking beach destinations that can be found in Egypt and this is why it attracts many tourists from around the world. It is the 4th biggest city in Africa and the 2nd largest city in Egypt after Cairo in terms of size and population. It is located in the north central part of Egypt on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea which makes it a perfect resort for tourists. Alexandria is also an important seaport and industrial center in Egypt thanks to its location. It has a total population of about 4.55 million people.

3. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 

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Kinshasa is the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is also the largest city in the country in terms of population. It is the 3rd largest urban area or biggest city in Africa after Cairo and is the 2nd largest French-speaking urban area in the world after Paris. It has a total population of approximately 9.05 million people.

2. Cairo, Egypt 

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Cairo is the capital city of Egypt, the 2nd biggest city in Africa and is the largest city in Egypt in terms of population. Cairo is also the largest city in the Middle-East and is nicknamed as the “city of a thousand minarets”. This city is considered to be the cultural and political center of the country and is ranked as the 1st in the Middle East in terms of its economy. The population of Cairo is estimated to be approximately 10.23 million people.

1. Lagos, Nigeria 

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Lagos is the largest city in Africa and is also the most populous city in Nigeria. It is ranked as the 2nd fastest-growing city in Africa and the 7th in the whole world. The total population of Lagos is estimated to be about 21 million people to be the highest in Africa.

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