Population of Cities in Egypt (2018)

3
Over 1 Million
35
100,000 to 1 Million
86
10,000 to 100,000
  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Giza
  • Port Said
  • Suez
  • Al Mahallah al Kubra
  • Luxor
  • Asyut
  • Al Mansurah
  • Tanda
  • Al Fayyum
  • Zagazig
  • Ismailia
  • Kafr ad Dawwar
  • Aswan
  • Qina
  • Halwan
  • Damanhur
  • Al Minya
  • Sohag
  • New Cairo
  • Bani Suwayf
  • Shibin al Kawm
  • Banha
  • Talkha
  • Kafr ash Shaykh
  • Mallawi
  • Dikirnis
  • Idfu
  • Bilbays
  • Arish
  • Jirja
  • Al Hawamidiyah
  • Idku
  • Bilqas
  • Disuq
  • Abu Kabir
  • Qalyub
  • Akhmim
  • Al Matariyah
  • Hurghada
  • Zifta
  • Tahta
  • Samalut
  • Bush
  • Hawsh `Isa
  • Munuf
  • Ashmun
  • Manfalut
  • Damietta

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, 35 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 86 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

Giza

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 2018 Population Location
Cairo7,734,614Map
Alexandria3,811,516Map
Giza2,443,203Map
Port Said538,378Map
Suez488,125Map
Al Mahallah al Kubra431,052Map
Luxor422,407Map
Asyut420,585Map
Al Mansurah420,195Map
Tanda404,901Map
Al Fayyum306,393Map
Zagazig285,097Map
Ismailia284,813Map
Kafr ad Dawwar267,370Map
Aswan241,261Map
Qina235,362Map
Halwan230,000Map
Damanhur227,943Map
Al Minya227,150Map
Sohag209,419Map
New Cairo200,000Map
Bani Suwayf189,624Map
Shibin al Kawm186,345Map
Banha167,029Map
Talkha157,737Map
Kafr ash Shaykh143,970Map
Mallawi142,504Map
Dikirnis137,542Map
Idfu133,000Map
Bilbays129,211Map
Arish128,855Map
Jirja128,250Map
Al Hawamidiyah106,841Map
Idku105,599Map
Bilqas103,596Map
Disuq102,037Map
Abu Kabir100,684Map
Qalyub100,495Map
Akhmim99,446Map
Al Matariyah99,357Map
Hurghada95,622Map
Zifta92,667Map
Tahta90,591Map
Samalut90,465Map
Bush86,608Map
Hawsh `Isa85,352Map
Munuf83,651Map
Ashmun82,507Map
Manfalut78,744Map
Damietta76,839Map
Kafr az Zayyat73,725Map
Abu Tij71,257Map
Isna69,335Map
Abnub68,749Map
Al Qusiyah68,394Map
Al Jammaliyah68,381Map
Dayrut67,788Map
Al Kharijah67,700Map
Toukh67,599Map
Al Manzalah67,486Map
Rosetta64,481Map
Awsim63,862Map
Al Fashn63,793Map
Fuwwah63,310Map
Faqus62,821Map
Al Khankah62,434Map
Mersa Matruh62,042Map
Al Qurayn61,730Map
Abu Qurqas61,182Map
Al Manshah61,134Map
Kousa60,181Map
Kawm Umbu59,787Map
Faraskur58,284Map
Bani Mazar58,153Map
Minyat an Nasr56,951Map
Shibin al Qanatir56,872Map
Al Qanatir al Khayriyah56,302Map
Basyun55,523Map
Samannud54,980Map
Shirbin54,676Map
Dishna54,197Map
Farshut53,851Map
Diyarb Najm51,841Map
At Tall al Kabir51,569Map
Tala51,498Map
Ibshaway51,173Map
Al Balyana48,801Map
Ash Shuhada'48,060Map
Sidi Salim47,998Map
Juhaynah47,821Map
Tamiyah46,866Map
Mashtul as Suq45,798Map
Al Hamul45,798Map
Ain Sukhna45,552Map
Itsa45,269Map
Matay45,215Map
Al Badari44,132Map
Hihya43,432Map
Al Qanayat42,912Map
Quwaysina42,708Map
Madinat Sittah Uktubar41,930Map
Abu al Matamir41,302Map
Naja' Hammadi41,184Map
Dayr Mawas40,609Map
Ad Dilinjat40,386Map
Az Zarqa40,010Map
As Saff38,213Map
`Izbat al Burj37,953Map
Al Wasitah37,453Map
Sumusta as Sultani37,260Map
Kawm Hamadah36,751Map
Al Bajur36,633Map
Kafr Saqr34,967Map
Al `Ayyat34,796Map
Aja34,692Map
Al Ibrahimiyah34,638Map
Safaga32,944Map
Ras Gharib32,000Map
Al Qusayr24,653Map
Qutur23,842Map
Al Bawiti20,000Map
El Gouna15,000Map
El-Tor14,972Map
Sharm el-Sheikh12,000Map
Marsa Alam10,000Map
Dahab8,000Map
Al `Alamayn7,400Map
Siwa Oasis7,000Map