60-80% of African population live in rural areas

60-80%  of African population live in rural areas

18 countries with total population of 409 million people have urbanisation rate of over 50% and 6 countries with total population of over 179 million people have urbanisation rate of less than 20%.

Country Population
Democratic Republic of the CongoKinshasa9,463,749
EgyptCairo8,259,461
EthiopiaAddis Ababa3,480,229
TanzaniaDar es Salaam3,461,008
AlgeriaAlgiers3,335,418
KenyaNairobi2,839,069
AngolaLaunda2,825,311
SudanKhartoum2,682,431
SenegalDakar2,682,158
CameroonYaounde2,440,462
GhanaAccra2,291,352
GuineaConakry2,164,282
MaliBamko1,926,748
MoroccoRabat1,884,917
MadagascarAntananarivo1,848,998
South AfricaCape Town1,815,889
ZimbabweHarare1,792,083
TogoLome1,754,589
Burkina FasoOuagadougou1,626,950
UgandaKampala1,604,165
SomaliaMogadishu1,588,173
NigeriaAbuja1,568,853
CongoBrazzaville1,557,533
ZambiaLusaka1,525,578
RwandaKigali1,168,570
MozambiqueMaputo1,149,666
LiberiaMonrovia1,118,264
ChadN’Djamena1,092,066
NigerNiamey1,058,847
LibyaTripoli1,018,648
MauritaniaNouakchott870,073
Sierra LeoneFreetown853,651
GabonLibreville797,003
MalawiLilongwe781,538
TunisiaTunis743,724
Central Africa RepublicBangui734,350
EritreaAsmara697,013
DjiboutiDjibouti513,669
South SudanJuba508,900
Guinea-BissauBissau419,004
BurundiBujumbura392,863
NamibiaWindhoek334,580
LesothoMaseru267,559
BeninPorto-Novo267,191
Côte d’IvoireYamoussoukro259,373
BotswanaGaborone231,598
Equatorial GuineaMalabo187,302
MauritiusPort Louis158,965
Cape VerdePraia134,900
Equatorial Guinea100,000
SwazilandMbabana69,000
GambiaBanjul31,834
SeychellesVictoria23,000
ComorosMoroni21,184

 

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