Population of Cities in Sudan 2023
Sudan is home to over 44.4 million people, making it the world’s 35th-most populous country. Sudan has three cities with populations of over 1 million people, all located in the Khartoum state. The most populous city is Omdurman, which has a population of about 2,395,013. Close by is the second-most populous city and the country’s capital, Khartoum, which has an estimated population of 1,974,647 in its city and 5,274,321 in its metropolitan area. Khartoum’s metropolitan area includes Omdurman and Khartoum North, linked by bridges to each city. Khartoum North is the third-most populous city with 1,012,211 people. An additional 18 cities have populations of over 100,000 people.
About 35.3% of Sudan’s population lives in cities and urban areas, meaning that 65.06% live in rural areas. In 2009, 32.99% of Sudan’s population was urban. Sudan’s annual urbanization rate is 3.17%.