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The Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa
The Bo-Kaap area on the slopes of Signal Hill, the former township is situated above the city center of Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa.
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Capital Cities of African Countries

On this page you will find the capital cities of Africa with figures of the city proper population*.

Have a look at the cities from space, for each city there is a searchable map/satellite view. Additionally you will find links to the official or near official city site (if available). Almost all African states are developing countries with a less developed internet infrastructure, therfore there are less capitals of Africa online.

The country links lead you to the respective country profile page.

* City proper is a locality with legally fixed boundaries and an administratively recognized urban status that is usually characterized by some form of local government.

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Capital cities of African Nations

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Abuja Abuja Map 300,000 Nigeria
Accra Accra Map 600,000 Ghana
Addis Ababa (Addis Abeba) Addis Ababa Map 2,400,000 Ethiopia
Algiers (Alger, El Djazâir, Al Jaza'ir) Algiers Map 1,600,000 Algeria
Antananarivo Antananarivo Map 370,000 Madagascar
Asmara (Asmera) Asmara Map 360,000 Eritrea
Bamako Bamako Map 700,000 Mali
Bangui Bangui Map 480,000 Central Africa
Banjul Banjul Map 52,000 Gambia
Bissau Bissau Map 120,000 Guinea-Bissau
Brazzaville Brazzaville Map 620,000 Congo (Brazzaville)
Bujumbura Bujumbura Map 240,000 Burundi
Cairo (El Qahirah) Cairo Map 6,800,000 Egypt
Cape Town (Kaapstad) (legislative)
Bloemfontein (Judicial)
Pretoria (Adm.)
Cape Town Map
Bloemfontein Map
Pretoria Map
1,600,000 South Africa
Conakry Conakry Map 770,000 Guinea
Dakar Dakar Map 165,000 Senegal
Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam Map 1,100,000 Tanzania
Djibouti (City) (Djiboûtî) Djibouti city Map 62,000 Djibouti
Freetown Freetown Map 48,000 Sierra Leone
Gaborone Gaborone Map 140,000 Botswana
Harare (formerly Salisbury) Harare Map 1,200,000 Zimbabwe
Juba Juba Map 250,000 South Sudan
Kampala Kampala Map 330,000 Uganda
Khartoum (Al Khartum, Al Khurtum (sd) Khartoum Map 930,000 Sudan
Kigali Kigali Map 118,000 Rwanda
Kinshasa Kinshasa Map 2,800,000 Congo (Kinshasa)
El Aaiún (Laayoune, Al 'Ayun)   256,200 Western Sahara
Libreville Libreville Map 57,000 Gabon
Lilongwe Lilongwe Map 250,000 Malawi
Mbabane (adm.)
Lobamba (legislative)
Mbabane Map
41,000 Swaziland
Lomé Lomé Map 160,000 Togo
Luanda Luanda Map 470,000 Angola
Lusaka Lusaka Map 1,000,000 Zambia
Malabo (formerly Santa Isabel city state) Malabo Map 35,000 Equatorial Guinea
Maputo Maputo Map 900,000 Mozambique
Maseru Maseru Map 14,000 Lesotho
Mogadishu (Muqdishu (ar), Muqdisho (so)) Mogadishu Map 260,000 Somalia
Monrovia Monrovia Map 430,000 Liberia
Moroni (Môrônî (Arab) Moroni Map 19,000 Comoros
Nairobi Nairobi Map 1,200,000 Kenya
N'Djamena (Ndjamena) N'Djamena Map 190,000 Chad
Niamey Niamey Map 250,000 Niger
Nouakchott (Nuwaskshut, Noûâkchot (mr)) Nouakchott Map 135,000 Mauritania
Ouagadougou Ouagadougou Map 650,000 Burkina Faso
Port Louis Port Louis Map 145,000 Mauritius
Porto-Novo (constit)
Cotonou (seat of gvnt)
Porto-Novo Map
Cotonou Map
185,000 Benin
Praia Praia Map 62,000 Cape Verde
Rabat (Ar Ribat, Er Ribât (ma)) Rabat Map 1,230,000 Morocco
Tripoli (Tarabulus) Tripoli Map 570,000 Libya
Tunis (Toûnis, Tunus (tn)) Tunis Map 620,000 Tunisia
Victoria Victoria Map 25,000 Seychelles
Windhoek Windhoek Map 148,000 Namibia
Yamoussoukro Yamoussoukro Map 110,000 Côte d'Ivoire
Yaoundé Yaoundé Map 660,000 Cameroon

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