Largest Cities in Egypt

Facts about Egypt

Official languages: Arabic, English, French
Capital: Cairo
Area: 1,001,450 km²
Population: 80.5 million residents
Population density: 80.36 residents per km²
Currency: EGP
Internet TLD: .eg
ISO codes: EG , EGY, 818
The prefix for Egypt is +20

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Egypt (Arabic مصر Miṣr, officially Arab Republic of Egypt) is a state in northeastern Africa with over 87 million residents and an area of ​​over one million square kilometers. However, only 5 percent of the land area is habitable, the rest is desert. The land area of ​​Egypt consists essentially of the fertile Nile valley and the Libyan desert in the west and south and the eastern Arabian desert.

As an intercontinental state, Egypt has a land bridge from the greater African part to Asia, the Sinai. This peninsula is generally counted as part of the Asian continent.

Egypt has always been a gift from the Nile. The river still feeds one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The metropolis of Cairo is the capital and one of the most populous cities and regions in the world.

After South Africa, Egypt is the most industrialized country in Africa. Agriculture continues to play a significant role outside the metropolitan areas. The largely informal service sector absorbs a large part of the workforce. Nonetheless, unemployment remains high at around 13% with a significantly higher youth unemployment rate.

Egypt has been in a period of upheaval since the January Revolution of 2011, which has repeatedly led to demonstrations and violent clashes.

There is an increased risk of terrorist attacks and kidnappings across the country. These can also be directed against foreign targets and citizens.

Caution is generally advised when traveling to Egypt, including the tourist areas on the Red Sea. Demonstrations and crowds, especially in front of religious sites, universities and government institutions, should be avoided at all costs.

Biggest Cities of Egypt by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Cairo, Egypt 7,734,725 30.0626 31.2497
2 Alexandria, Egypt 3,811,627 31.2018 29.9158
3 Giza, Egypt 2,443,314 30.0081 31.2109
4 Port Said, Egypt 538,489 31.2565 32.2841
5 Suez, Egypt 488,236 29.9737 32.5263
6 Al Mahallah al Kubra, Egypt 431,163 30.9706 31.1669
7 Luxor, Egypt 422,518 25.6989 32.6421
8 Asyut, Egypt 420,696 27.181 31.1837
9 Al Mansurah, Egypt 420,306 31.0364 31.3807
10 Tanda, Egypt 405,012 30.7885 31.0019
11 Al Fayyum, Egypt 306,504 29.3099 30.8418
12 Zagazig, Egypt 285,208 30.5877 31.502
13 Ismailia, Egypt 284,924 30.6043 32.2723
14 Kafr ad Dawwar, Egypt 267,481 31.1338 30.1297
15 Aswan, Egypt 241,372 24.0908 32.8994
16 Qina, Egypt 235,473 26.1642 32.7267
17 Halwan, Egypt 230,111 29.8414 31.3008
18 Damanhur, Egypt 228,054 31.0341 30.4682
19 Al Minya, Egypt 227,261 28.1099 30.7503
20 Idku, Egypt 210,789 31.3073 30.2981
21 Sohag, Egypt 209,530 26.5569 31.6948
22 New Cairo, Egypt 200,111 30.03 31.47
23 Bani Suwayf, Egypt 189,735 29.0744 31.0979
24 Shibin al Kawm, Egypt 186,456 30.5526 31.009
25 Banha, Egypt 167,140 30.4598 31.1842
26 Talkha, Egypt 157,848 31.0539 31.3779
27 Kafr ash Shaykh, Egypt 144,081 31.1117 30.9399
28 Mallawi, Egypt 142,615 27.7314 30.8417
29 Dikirnis, Egypt 137,653 31.089 31.5948
30 Idfu, Egypt 133,111 24.9792 32.8772
31 Bilbays, Egypt 129,322 30.4204 31.5622
32 Arish, Egypt 128,966 31.1316 33.7984
33 Jirja, Egypt 128,361 26.3383 31.8916
34 Al Hawamidiyah, Egypt 106,952 29.9 31.25
35 Bilqas, Egypt 103,707 31.2145 31.358
36 Disuq, Egypt 102,148 31.1326 30.6478
37 Abu Kabir, Egypt 100,795 30.7251 31.6715
38 Qalyub, Egypt 100,606 30.1792 31.2056
39 Akhmim, Egypt 99,557 26.5622 31.745
40 Al Matariyah, Egypt 99,468 31.1829 32.0311
41 Hurghada, Egypt 95,733 27.2574 33.8129
42 Zefta, Egypt 92,778 30.7142 31.2442
43 Tahta, Egypt 90,702 26.7693 31.5021
44 Samalut, Egypt 90,576 28.3121 30.7101
45 Bush, Egypt 86,719 29.1482 31.1273
46 Hawsh `Isa, Egypt 85,463 30.9128 30.2902
47 Munuf, Egypt 83,762 30.466 30.932
48 Ashmun, Egypt 82,618 30.2973 30.9764
49 Manfalut, Egypt 78,855 27.3104 30.97
50 Damietta, Egypt 76,950 31.4165 31.8133
51 Kafr az Zayyat, Egypt 73,836 30.8248 30.8181
52 Abu Tij, Egypt 71,368 27.0441 31.319
53 Isna, Egypt 69,446 25.2934 32.554
54 Abnub, Egypt 68,860 27.2696 31.1511
55 Al Qusiyah, Egypt 68,505 27.4402 30.8184
56 Al Jammaliyah, Egypt 68,492 31.1807 31.865
57 Dayrut, Egypt 67,899 27.556 30.8076
58 Al Kharijah, Egypt 67,811 25.4514 30.5464
59 Toukh, Egypt 67,710 30.3549 31.201
60 Al Manzalah, Egypt 67,597 31.1582 31.936
61 Rosetta, Egypt 64,592 31.3995 30.4172
62 Awsim, Egypt 63,973 30.123 31.1357
63 Al Fashn, Egypt 63,904 28.8243 30.8995
64 Fuwwah, Egypt 63,421 31.2036 30.5491
65 Faqus, Egypt 62,932 30.7282 31.797
66 Al Khankah, Egypt 62,545 30.2104 31.3681
67 Mersa Matruh, Egypt 62,153 31.3529 27.2372
68 Al Qurayn, Egypt 61,841 30.6162 31.7351
69 Abu Qurqas, Egypt 61,293 27.9312 30.8384
70 Al Manshah, Egypt 61,245 26.4769 31.8035
71 Kousa, Egypt 60,292 25.9141 32.7636
72 Kawm Umbu, Egypt 59,898 24.4767 32.9463
73 Faraskur, Egypt 58,395 31.3298 31.7151
74 Bani Mazar, Egypt 58,264 28.5036 30.8004
75 Minyat an Nasr, Egypt 57,062 31.1262 31.6431
76 Shibin al Qanatir, Egypt 56,983 30.3127 31.3202
77 Al Qanatir al Khayriyah, Egypt 56,413 30.1933 31.137
78 Basyun, Egypt 55,634 30.9398 30.8134
79 Samannud, Egypt 55,091 30.9616 31.2407
80 Shirbin, Egypt 54,787 31.1969 31.5243
81 Dishna, Egypt 54,308 26.1247 32.476
82 Farshut, Egypt 53,962 26.0549 32.1633
83 Diyarb Najm, Egypt 51,952 30.7544 31.4402
84 At Tall al Kabir, Egypt 51,680 30.5432 31.785
85 Tala, Egypt 51,609 30.6798 30.9436
86 Ibshaway, Egypt 51,284 29.359 30.6806
87 Al Balyana, Egypt 48,912 26.2357 32.0035
88 Ash Shuhada’, Egypt 48,171 30.5968 30.8993
89 Sidi Salim, Egypt 48,109 31.2713 30.7862
90 Juhaynah, Egypt 47,932 26.6732 31.4976
91 Tamiyah, Egypt 46,977 29.4764 30.9612
92 Al Hamul, Egypt 45,909 31.3115 31.1477
93 Mashtul as Suq, Egypt 45,909 30.3606 31.3776
94 Ain Sukhna, Egypt 45,663 29.6002 32.3167
95 Itsa, Egypt 45,380 29.2376 30.7894
96 Matay, Egypt 45,326 28.419 30.7792
97 Al Badari, Egypt 44,243 26.9926 31.4155
98 Hihya, Egypt 43,543 30.6713 31.588
99 Al Qanayat, Egypt 43,023 30.6193 31.4617
100 Quwaysina, Egypt 42,819 30.5648 31.1578
101 Madinat Sittah Uktubar, Egypt 42,041 29.8167 31.05
102 Abu al Matamir, Egypt 41,413 30.9102 30.1744
103 Naja’ Hammadi, Egypt 41,295 26.0495 32.2414
104 Dayr Mawas, Egypt 40,720 27.6418 30.8466
105 Ad Dilinjat, Egypt 40,497 30.828 30.5355
106 Az Zarqa, Egypt 40,121 31.2086 31.6353
107 As Saff, Egypt 38,324 29.5647 31.2811
108 `Izbat al Burj, Egypt 38,064 31.5084 31.8411
109 Al Wasitah, Egypt 37,564 29.3378 31.2056
110 Sumusta as Sultani, Egypt 37,371 28.9167 30.85
111 Kawm Hamadah, Egypt 36,862 30.7613 30.6997
112 Al Bajur, Egypt 36,744 30.4305 31.0368
113 Kafr Saqr, Egypt 35,078 30.7934 31.6257
114 Al `Ayyat, Egypt 34,907 29.6197 31.2575
115 Aja, Egypt 34,803 30.9416 31.2904
116 Al Ibrahimiyah, Egypt 34,749 30.7188 31.563
117 Safaga, Egypt 33,055 26.7491 33.9389
118 Ras Gharib, Egypt 32,111 28.3583 33.0783
119 Al Qusayr, Egypt 24,764 26.1043 34.2779
120 Qutur, Egypt 23,953 30.9722 30.9561
121 Al Bawiti, Egypt 20,111 28.3492 28.8659
122 El Gouna, Egypt 15,111 27.3942 33.6782
123 El-Tor, Egypt 15,083 28.2417 33.6222
124 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 12,111 27.9158 34.3299
125 Marsa Alam, Egypt 10,111 25.063 34.89
126 Dahab, Egypt 8,111 28.4821 34.495
127 Al `Alamayn, Egypt 7,511 30.8301 28.955
128 Siwa Oasis, Egypt 7,111 29.2032 25.5196

Egypt: Cairo

A large part of the Egyptian population lives in the capital Cairo, which is one of the largest cities in the world. Cairo is also the largest city in Africa. We don’t know exactly how many people live in this city, because nobody has to officially register here. The city’s population is estimated to be more than 18 million. If you include the region around the city, there are even around 20 million inhabitants.

Modernity and tradition meet in Cairo. There is an older part of the city and a modern part of the city, which is often in great chaos. The traffic is loud and hectic and many people do not dare to cross the street on foot.

But Cairo is also an old Islamic city ​​with a lot of mosques. In 969 Cairo was founded as “Al-Kahira”, which means “the Victorious”. In the Egyptian Museum you can see many testimonies of ancient Egyptian culture. The famous pyramids of Giza are very close to the outskirts.

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