Population of Cities in Egypt (2017)

3
Over 1 Million
34
100,000 to 1 Million
85
10,000 to 100,000

Egypt is the 30th largest country in the world by area, and a country this size also has a population to match. With a population of over 88 million, Egypt has the world's 16th largest population. Its population is so large in part because of its major cities. The largest city in Egypt is Cairo, which boasts a population of over 7 million. The next largest city, Alexandria, has about half of that number, with 3.8 million inhabitants. One other city, Al Jizah, has a population of 2.4 million, for a total of three Egyptian cities with poplations exceeding 1,000,000. Thirty-four cities in the country have populations that are a bit smaller but still contribute significantly to the high population. These cities have populations that exceed 100,000, including Port said which has over 500,000 and several cities that are approaching the half-million inhabitant milestone. Eighty-five cities are even smaller, but still have respectable populations that have surpassed 100,000. Of course, there are other smaller cities and towns that round out the country's total population.

The number of Egyptians that live in urbanized cities and the population of those who live in the rural areas of the country is about split in half, with 57% residing in rural areas. As cities continue to grow and native inhavitants move toward these urban areas while migrants come to the bigger cities for opportunities, it will be interesting to see how this balance changes, and how the population of the country and each major city will change in the years to come.

Egypt has 3 cities with more than a million people, 34 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 85 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Egypt is Cairo, with a population of 7,734,614 people.

Cairo

The largest city in Egypt is also the 15th largest metropolitan area in the world.

7,734,614

Alexandria

Its location makes this city one of the most important trading centers in the world.

3,811,516

Al Jizah

This city is home to some of the world's most well-known landmarks including the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

2,443,203

Port Said

This global city was established in 1859.

538,378

Suez

This seaport city is the site of the Suez Canal, which is a vital route for world trade.

488,125

Al Mahallah al Kubra

This industrial and commercial city is known for its role in the textile industry.

431,052

Luxor

Luxor is known as the world's greatest open-air museum because of its landmarks and ruins.

422,407

Asyut

Asyut is home to one of the largest universities and textile industries in Egypt.

420,585

Al Mansurah

This city has a rich culture and was first established back in 1219.

420,195

Tanda

Tanda is a city located in the Minya Governorate.

404,901

Name 2017 Population
Cairo7,734,614
Alexandria3,811,516
Al Jizah2,443,203
Port Said538,378
Suez488,125
Al Mahallah al Kubra431,052
Luxor422,407
Asyut420,585
Al Mansurah420,195
Tanda404,901
Al Fayyum306,393
Zagazig285,097
Ismailia284,813
Kafr ad Dawwar267,370
Aswan241,261
Qina235,362
Halwan230,000
Damanhur227,943
Al Minya227,150
Sohag209,419
Bani Suwayf189,624
Shibin al Kawm186,345
Banha167,029
Idfu166,102
Talkha157,737
Kafr ash Shaykh143,970
Mallawi142,504
Dikirnis137,542
Bilbays129,211
Arish128,855
Jirja128,250
Al Hawamidiyah106,841
Idku105,599
Bilqas103,596
Disuq102,037
Abu Kabir100,684
Qalyub100,495
Akhmim99,446
Al Matariyah99,357
Hurghada95,622
Zifta92,667
Tahta90,591
Samalut90,465
Bush86,608
Hawsh `Isa85,352
Minuf83,651
Ashmun82,507
Manfalut78,744
Damietta76,839
Kafr az Zayyat73,725
Abu Tij71,257
Isna69,335
Abnub68,749
Al Qusiyah68,394
Al Jamaliyah68,381
Dayrut67,788
Al Kharijah67,700
Toukh67,599
Al Manzilah67,486
Rosetta64,481
Awsim63,862
Al Fashn63,793
Fuwah63,310
Faqus62,821
Al Khankah62,434
Mersa Matruh62,042
Al Qurayn61,730
Abu Qurqas61,182
Al Manshah61,134
Kousa60,181
Kawm Umbu59,787
Faraskur58,284
Bani Mazar58,153
Minyat an Nasr56,951
Shibin al Qanatir56,872
Al Qanatir al Khayriyah56,302
Basyun55,523
Samannud54,980
Shirbin54,676
Dishna54,197
Farshut53,851
Diyarb Najm51,841
At Tall al Kabir51,569
Tala51,498
Ibshaway51,173
Al Balyana48,801
Ash Shuhada'48,060
Sidi Salim47,998
Juhaynah47,821
Tamiyah46,866
Al Hamul45,798
Mashtul as Suq45,798
Ain Sukhna45,552
Itsa45,269
Matay45,215
Al Badari44,132
Hihya43,432
Al Qanayat42,912
Quwaysina42,708
Madinat Sittah Uktubar41,930
Abu al Matamir41,302
Naj` Hammadi41,184
Dayr Mawas40,609
Ad Dilinjat40,386
Az Zarqa40,010
As Saff38,213
`Izbat al Burj37,953
Al Wasitah37,453
Sumusta as Sultani37,260
Kawm Hamadah36,751
Al Bajur36,633
Kafr Saqr34,967
Al `Ayyat34,796
Aja34,692
Al Ibrahimiyah34,638
Bur Safajah32,944
Al Qusayr24,653
Qutur23,842
Al Bawiti20,000
El Gouna15,000
El-Tor14,972
Sharm el-Sheikh12,000
Marsa Alam10,000
Dhahab8,000
Al `Alamayn7,400
Siwa Oasis7,000