Africa is the second-largest continent in the world; it is also the second-most-populous continent. The population of people in Africa makes about 16 percent of the world’s human population. With 54 fully recognized countries and 9 territories, the continent does not fall short of a typical one.
Being the youngest continent of all the continents in the world is not a limiting factor to Africa. Algeria is the continent’s largest country by area while Nigeria is the largest by population. Eastern Africa is widely accepted as the place of origin of humans and great apes.
The continent hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, languages and cultures. The environment, historical ties and government systems make the continent different. Like every other continent in the world, there are many beautiful cities and dangerous cities in it.
Check out the most beautiful cities in Africa according to the 2017 ranking:
1. Nairobi, Kenya
Breathtaking aerial view of Nairobi, Kenya.
This doubles as Kenya’s largest city and capital. Nairobi is one of the most leading cities in Africa both politically and financially. It is the most populous city in East Africa.
2. Agadir, Morocco
Beautiful picture showing the beauty of the Moroccan city.
Agadir is one of the major urban centres of Morocco and the capital of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane province. The city was rebuilt after the 1960 earthquake and is considered to be Morocco’s largest seaside resort which attracts tourists from all over the world.
3. Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos city is known for its skyscrapers and ports.
Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria, population-wise. It was the former capital of Nigeria until December 12, 1991 when the Abuja was made the nation’s capital.
4. Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, the economic powerhouse of Africa.
Thousands of people refer to Johannesburg as the economic powerhouse of Africa. This is the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa.
5. Port Louis, Mauritius
Stunning photo of Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius.
This is one of Africa’s main financial centres and also the capital of Mauritius. The city is overshadowed by the tourism, manufacturing sector and port facilities.
6. Cape Town, South Africa
Stunning photo of the beautiful city in South Africa.
Famous for its harbour, it is the second most populous city in South Africa. Cape Town is the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa.
7. Algiers, Algeria
Aerial view showing the beautiful city of Algiers and the capital of Algeria.
This city is a prominent economic and financial centre; it is the largest city in Algeria and doubles as the capital. The modern Algiers is built along the seashore.
8. Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
Abidjan is the capital city of Cote D’Ivoire.
Abidjan is the third-largest French speaking city in the world; it is the main economic hub of Cote D’Ivoire.
9. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Breathtaking aerial view of Dar es Salaam showing the harbour.
If you have ever been to this part of Tanzania, you would fall in love with this beautiful city. It is the former capital, largest and richest city in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is the major city for business and government of Tanzania.
10. Abuja, Nigeria
Abuja is one of the richest cities in Africa.
The capital of Nigeria was built in the 1980s and was made the capital of the country in 1991. This is one of the most expensive city of Africa; the city has a lot of richness embedded in it.
11. Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
File photo of Malabo, the oil-rich nation.
This is the capital of Equatorial Guinea. The oil-rich nation has been changed with the new skyscrapers taking over the city.
12. Tripoli, Libya
Tripoli is the country’s largest manufacturing and commercial centre.
This city is the capital of the 8th largest economy in Africa. It is also the country’s largest manufacturing and commercial centre. Just like South Africa, it is regarded as an upper-middle economy.
13. Luanda, Angola
Night view of the beautiful city of Luanda.
Angola is the second largest producer of oil; Luanda is the capital of this oil-rich nation. The city of Luanda is home to the nation’s main seaport and administrative centre.