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The Megacities in Africa

As per now, Africa has only three megacities. These African megacities have an enormous population with an extra ordinary economic growth. These are the three current megacities in Africa.


In Africa, Egypt holds the 3rd position as a megacity. Egypt has a great positive impact on the economy of Africa. Cairo has the Suez Canal, which offers the direct sea route to Egypt.

Cairo holds big oil and gas companies. This city has manufacturing industries, thus promoting huge production of textiles and petroleum products. Giza Pyramids which are among the seven wonders of the world are also found here.

This tourists attraction site brings more revenue. Nile River, the longest river in the world is situated here. Cairo has major cultural places like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. This museum portrays artwork and artifacts like pottery, jewelry, and mummies.


Kinshasa holds the 2rd position among the three megacities in Africa. Kinshasa is the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This city has a total population of more than 10 million people.

DRC is among the rich countries with most natural resources in the World. DRC has the second largest rainforest in the world. This nation has natural areas which include Congo River, Bonobo wildlife reserve, and the Salonga National Park.

In Africa, the Congolese music and dance is highly respected. Kinshasa has the National Institution of Arts, which promotes training skills of performing arts. The most known music genre from DRC is known Rhumba.


Lagos is the largest megacity in Africa. As per now, Lagos has a total population of more than 15 million people. Lagos contributes 30% of GDP of all the country. This city is the fastest growing city in Africa.

Tourists destinations located here include the Nike Art Center and the Kalakuta Museum, Aliko Dangote has several businesses situated in this city. In all of Africa, Lagos is the main hub as it has huge performing businesses.

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