Alexandria Population 2022

5,483,605
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Alexandria is a city located in Egypt. It is the second largest by population in the country, and it is also one of the country’s most significant economic centers. At last count, the population was nearing 5.17 million by November of 2017; previously exceeding 4.9 million at the end of 2016.

Size and Population Density of Alexandria

Alexandria comes in with a population density of 4,800 people per square mile. The area that Alexandria covers comes to approximately 2,679 square kilometers in total.

Alexandria Demographics

The primary religions practiced in the city of Alexandria are Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Most residents are Sunni Muslims. The city has seen significant population growth throughout its history, primarily attributed to high birth rates and migration from rural areas.

The majority of the residents speak Arabic. Most people that live in Alexandria are native Egyptians, although there are also residents originally from Germany, Italy and other European countries.

The climate is considered temperate with average lows ranging close to 45 degrees F and summer temperatures reaching toward 90 degrees F thanks to the proximity of the sea and associated humidity.

Alexandria History

It is believed that Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria in 331 BC. During ancient times, it was an important cultural and intellectual center. Since its establishment, religion has always been important within the city, from being the center of Hellenism to later becoming home to the largest community of Jewish people in the world. It also, for a number of years, served as the capital of Egypt.

In its earliest history, several battles were fought in the area, and Alexandria went under the control of different rulers. In 1517, the city was overtaken by the Ottoman Turks and was under their rule until nearly the 1800s.

The city played a significant role during Napoleon’s expedition in the late 1700s. The French took it before being taken by the British just a few years later. In the early 1800s, the city was rebuilt and redeveloped, restoring it to its former glory.

In the years that followed, the city was occupied by British Naval forces, and in the 1950s, Europeans began leaving the city following the Suez Crisis.

Today, Alexandria is the site of many ancient and historical landmarks. It is also home to many religious buildings, as well as higher education colleges and universities. The city has two airports, many highways, an intracity commuter rail, four ports, a variety of museums, and is also a popular tourist destination.

Alexandria Population Growth

The city of Alexandria has seen significant growth throughout the years, due to its essential role as an economic center of Egypt. The city has also become known as one that has a laid-back culture, making it appealing to immigrants. Because of the city’s culture, history and commerce, the population is expected to continue to grow, with the next milestone of 5 million residents just over the horizon.

Year Population
19501,037,462
19511,076,695
19521,117,468
19531,159,667
19541,203,522
19551,249,034
19561,296,334
19571,345,288
19581,396,161
19591,448,959
19601,503,829
19611,552,315
19621,599,999
19631,649,148
19641,699,877
19651,752,021
19661,804,859
19671,848,810
19681,893,894
19691,939,948
19701,987,188
19712,035,579
19722,085,217
19732,135,924
19742,187,937
19752,241,216
19762,295,869
19772,350,705
19782,406,268
19792,463,144
19802,521,445
19812,580,960
19822,641,965
19832,704,412
19842,768,424
19852,833,769
19862,900,750
19872,948,464
19882,983,900
19893,019,663
19903,055,905
19913,092,581
19923,129,750
19933,167,261
19943,205,274
19953,243,744
19963,282,729
19973,338,580
19983,406,185
19993,475,159
20003,545,628
20013,617,326
20023,690,576
20033,765,309
20043,841,661
20053,919,345
20063,998,711
20074,079,683
20084,162,295
20094,246,579
20104,332,570
20114,420,303
20124,509,812
20134,601,133
20144,694,304
20154,789,362
20164,886,344
20174,985,290
20185,086,240
20195,182,450
20205,280,664
20215,381,101
20225,483,605
20235,588,477
20245,696,131
20255,807,051
20265,921,205
20276,038,641
20286,159,946
20296,286,007
20306,417,384
20316,554,620
20326,697,969
20336,848,042
20347,004,846
20357,168,583

Alexandria Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
19501,037,4620.00%
19511,076,6953.78%39,233
19521,117,4683.79%40,773
19531,159,6673.78%42,199
19541,203,5223.78%43,855
19551,249,0343.78%45,512
19561,296,3343.79%47,300
19571,345,2883.78%48,954
19581,396,1613.78%50,873
19591,448,9593.78%52,798
19601,503,8293.79%54,870
19611,552,3153.22%48,486
19621,599,9993.07%47,684
19631,649,1483.07%49,149
19641,699,8773.08%50,729
19651,752,0213.07%52,144
19661,804,8593.02%52,838
19671,848,8102.44%43,951
19681,893,8942.44%45,084
19691,939,9482.43%46,054
19701,987,1882.44%47,240
19712,035,5792.44%48,391
19722,085,2172.44%49,638
19732,135,9242.43%50,707
19742,187,9372.44%52,013
19752,241,2162.44%53,279
19762,295,8692.44%54,653
19772,350,7052.39%54,836
19782,406,2682.36%55,563
19792,463,1442.36%56,876
19802,521,4452.37%58,301
19812,580,9602.36%59,515
19822,641,9652.36%61,005
19832,704,4122.36%62,447
19842,768,4242.37%64,012
19852,833,7692.36%65,345
19862,900,7502.36%66,981
19872,948,4641.64%47,714
19882,983,9001.20%35,436
19893,019,6631.20%35,763
19903,055,9051.20%36,242
19913,092,5811.20%36,676
19923,129,7501.20%37,169
19933,167,2611.20%37,511
19943,205,2741.20%38,013
19953,243,7441.20%38,470
19963,282,7291.20%38,985
19973,338,5801.70%55,851
19983,406,1852.02%67,605
19993,475,1592.02%68,974
20003,545,6282.03%70,469
20013,617,3262.02%71,698
20023,690,5762.02%73,250
20033,765,3092.02%74,733
20043,841,6612.03%76,352
20053,919,3452.02%77,684
20063,998,7112.02%79,366
20074,079,6832.02%80,972
20084,162,2952.02%82,612
20094,246,5792.02%84,284
20104,332,5702.02%85,991
20114,420,3032.02%87,733
20124,509,8122.02%89,509
20134,601,1332.02%91,321
20144,694,3042.02%93,171
20154,789,3622.02%95,058
20164,886,3442.02%96,982
20174,985,2902.02%98,946
20185,086,2402.02%100,950
20195,182,4501.89%96,210
20205,280,6641.90%98,214
20215,381,1011.90%100,437
20225,483,6051.90%102,504
20235,588,4771.91%104,872
20245,696,1311.93%107,654
20255,807,0511.95%110,920
20265,921,2051.97%114,154
20276,038,6411.98%117,436
20286,159,9462.01%121,305
20296,286,0072.05%126,061
20306,417,3842.09%131,377
20316,554,6202.14%137,236
20326,697,9692.19%143,349
20336,848,0422.24%150,073
20347,004,8462.29%156,804
20357,168,5832.34%163,737

Alexandria Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Cairo21,750,0202.00%
Alexandria5,483,6051.90%
Bur Sa'id764,1161.83%
As Suways660,8831.77%
Al Mansurah574,7751.73%
Al Mahallah Al Kubra530,9131.34%
Tanta515,1791.41%
Asyut473,5741.40%
Al Fayyum424,7911.85%
Az Zaqazig368,1301.40%
Al Ismailiyah364,3611.50%
Aswan357,8371.85%
Kafr Ad Dawwar355,1361.68%

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