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Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
Population distribution in Africa
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
In 1990 there were only 24 cities in Africa with more than one million inhabitants. Today this number has increased to 48 cities, of which Cairo and Lagos are the largest with more than ten million inhabitants each.