Population of African cities to triple: Get the data
The population of Africa's cities is expected to rise rapidly. Find which cities are set to grow.
The population of African cities is set to triple over the next 40 years according to a report by UN-HABITAT.
The report entitled The State of African Cities 2010: Governance, Inequalities and Urban Land Markets shows Africa facing a remarkable rise in urban population.
Cairo is set to grow by 23% over the next 15 years with a projected figure of 13.5 million inhabitants by 2025. Lagos in Nigeria and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo rank in second and third place of Africa's highest urban agglomerations.
The population of Lagos is expected to nearly double in the next fifteen years with cities such as Dar es Salaam predicted to boost their population by just under 3 million people.