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10 Biggest Markets In Africa -2021

A market is an area or arena in which commercial dealings are conducted. It can also be said to be a regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other commodities.

The continent of Africa has a lot to offer the avid market goer. It has a wide choice of markets. Below are 10 Biggest Markets in Africa

1. Merkato Open-Air Market:

It is in the west of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest open air market in the entire Africa. The sprawling commercial center, where nearly every merchandise is available for sale, spreads over several square kilometers of the Addia Ketema sub-city, one of the 10 sub-cities that make up Addis Ababa.

2. Main Market, Onitsha: Located in Nigeria, it is considered to be the one of the largest markets in the entire Africa based on geographical size and volume of goods. Its full name is Onitsha International Marine Market

3. Two Rivers Mall: Located in Kenya, It`s defined to be the biggest shopping mall in East Africa. This gigantic complex covers 65,000 square meters. There are large array of shops, like LC Waikiki, Swarovsky, luxury brands, Adidas, Mr. Price. 

4. Kejetia Market: Located in Kumasi, Ghana, It is the largest single market in West Africa. It has over 45,000 stores and stalls.The Kumasi Central Market (also known as Kejetia Market) is an open-air market in the city of Kumasi, the capital of Ashanti. Kumasi Central Market is in the rain forest bioregion of Ashanti on the Ashantiland Peninsula

5. Karatina Open Market: This open-air market in Karatina town, Nyeri County, is 130 km or two hours away from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

6. Khan El Khalili (Cairo, Egypt): Located in Egypt, this market has quite a history as it was created in the 14th century. It traces its history to the 14th century, when Emir Dajaharks Al-Khalili built a large market complex on the site of the Za’afran Tomb, a burial place of the Fatimid rulers of Egypt.

7. West Hills Mall: It is located in Accra Ghana. It can be named as one of the biggest market in West Africa. It covers almost 93,000 square meters. It has a great variety of local products.

8. Novare Lekki: Located in Lagos of Nigeria, It`s the biggest city mall in the most populous city in Africa. This mall was opened in 2016. The price for the whole project with Novare Real Estate Africa cost around $83 million. The city mall covers 22,000 square meters.

9. Gateway Theatre: This market is located in KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. It`s the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere. It covers more than 220,00 square meters. 

10. Addis Mercato: It is one of the second largest market in Africa. It`s located in the capital of Ethiopia –Addis Ababa. It`s provided with a large variety of coffee, jebenas, clothes, spices and so on.

Sources: Wikipedia

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