Population of Cities in Angola (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
24
10,000 to 100,000
  • Luanda
  • N'dalatando
  • Huambo
  • Lobito
  • Benguela
  • Cuito
  • Lubango
  • Malanje
  • Namibe
  • Soio
  • Cabinda
  • Uige
  • Saurimo
  • Sumbe
  • Menongue
  • Caluquembe
  • Caxito
  • Longonjo
  • Mbanza Congo
  • Caala
  • Luena
  • Lucapa
  • Camacupa
  • Catabola
  • Luau
  • N'zeto
  • Catumbela
  • Camabatela
  • Uacu Cungo
  • Caconda
  • Ondjiva
  • Quibala
  • Chissamba
  • Chela
  • Leua

The African country of Angola is the seventh-largest country on the continent, and is home to a population of almost 26 million. Around 2.5 million people live in the capital city of Luanda, which functions as the country's main port due to its location on the Atlantic coast, as well as its economic and cultural center. Angola's history as a Portuguese colony is still apparent in the fact that Portuguese remains the official language in the country, and Luanda is the world's third most populous Portuguese-speaking city.

The other main cities in Angola are significantly smaller than Luanda. Huambo is the second-largest city in the country, with a population of 226,177, closely followed by Lobito with 207,957 residents. Huambo is located in the central highlands of the country near the Kunene River, while Lobito is situated along the Atlantic coast and is the main hub of the Benguela Railway, which runs from Lobito to the eastern side of the country, and provides access to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Other key Angolan cities include Benguela, with a population of 151,235 and Lucapa, which has approximately 125,000 residents.

Angola has 1 cities with more than a million people, 6 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 24 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Angola is Luanda, with a population of 2,776,168 people.

Luanda

Luanda is the capital and largest city in Angola, and serves as its commercial center and primary port.

2,776,168

N'dalatando

N'dalatando was named Salazar by the Portuguese 1936, but was given back its name after independence in 1975.

383,100

Huambo

Huambo is Angola's second-largest city, and is located in the central highlands near the headwaters of the Kunene River.

226,145

Lobito

Lobito was founded in 1843 by the order of Maria II of Portugal, and was previously known as Catumbela das Ostras (Catumbela of Oysters).

207,932

Benguela

An elephant was featured on the first coat of arms of the city of Benguela, around the late 17th century.

151,226

Cuito

The town is named after two local rivers � the Cuito and the Cuanavale.

113,624

Lubango

Until it received independence in 1975, the city of Lubango's name was S� da Bandeira.

102,541

Malanje

The Cangandala National Park is close to Malanje, and was founded to help protect the Giant Sable Antelope that live there.

87,046

Namibe

Namibe was founded in 1840 by the Portuguese, who named it Mo��medes. The city's name was changed to Namibe in 1985.

80,149

Soio

Soyo is now the largest oil-producing region in Angoloa, producing approximately 1,200,000 barrels per day.

67,491

Name 2018 Population Location
Luanda2,776,168Map
N'dalatando383,100Map
Huambo226,145Map
Lobito207,932Map
Benguela151,226Map
Cuito113,624Map
Lubango102,541Map
Malanje87,046Map
Namibe80,149Map
Soio67,491Map
Cabinda66,020Map
Uige60,008Map
Saurimo40,498Map
Sumbe33,277Map
Menongue32,203Map
Caluquembe30,300Map
Caxito28,224Map
Longonjo24,346Map
Mbanza Congo24,220Map
Caala21,205Map
Luena21,115Map
Lucapa20,115Map
Camacupa19,150Map
Catabola18,855Map
Luau18,465Map
N'zeto18,352Map
Catumbela16,977Map
Camabatela12,837Map
Uacu Cungo10,970Map
Caconda10,549Map
Ondjiva10,169Map
Quibala8,915Map
Chissamba7,677Map
Chela5,811Map
Leua5,168Map