Lagos Leads The List Of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Cities. See Full List
Posted On 02/06/2016
Africa’s fastest growing city is Lagos, in Nigeria with 77 people increasing per hour according to the United Nations. The population surge is from high birth rates, Nigerians living abroad returning home and majorly by the rural poor going to the city due to its strong economic growth and oil boom.
2. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) follows closely with an addition of 61 people to its population in Kinshasa. 3. Egypt’s Cairo comes third with a record of 44 people per hour 4. The capital of Angola, Luanda, reports are record of 34 people per hour 5. Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou has a growth of 23 people per hour in its population matrix. 6. Kenya’s Nairobi welcomes a whole 22 people per hour 7. Following closely is Khartoum in Sudan which as a growth of 21 people per hour, together with (8)Cote d’Ivoire’s Abidjan and (9) South Africa’s Johannesburg which records 21 people per hour as well. 10. Bamako, Mali comes in at the tenth place with 19 people per hour The figures are calculated using actual population figures for 2010 and forecasts for the likely populations in 2030, taken from 2014’s UN World Urbanization Prospects report.
Culled from CCTV Africa