Egypt Population: 101,594,981

Egypt or the Arab Republic of Egypt spans the north-eastern corner of Africa and the southwestern corner of Asia. It is a transcontinental nation. A land bridge that is created by the Sinai Peninsula made this possible span. It is large, and a big portion of it is desert. Egypt is popular for its ancient and historical monuments. Egypt dates to Pharos times. There are old millennium monuments that are situated along the Nile River Valley that includes Great Sphinx, Giza pyramids, Luxor’s Karnak Temple and Valley of king’s tombs.

Largest Cities in Egypt by Population

Cairo is the largest city in Egypt, which has a population count of20,439,541. Some other cities which are highly populated are Alexandria, Giza, Shubra El-Kheima, Port Said, and many more.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Cairo 7,734,614 Banha 167,029 Manfalut 78,744
Alexandria 3,811,516 Talkha 157,737 Damietta 76,839
Giza 2,443,203 Kafr ash Shaykh 143,970 Kafr az Zayyat 73,725
Port Said 538,378 Mallawi 142,504 Abu Tij 71,257
Suez 488,125 Dikirnis 137,542 Isna 69,335
Al Mahallah al Kubra 431,052 Idfu 133,000 Abnub 68,749
Luxor 422,407 Bilbays 129,211 Al Qusiyah 68,394
Asyut 420,585 Arish 128,855 Al Jammaliyah 68,381
Al Mansurah 420,195 Jirja 128,250 Dayrut 67,788
Tanda 404,901 Al Hawamidiyah 106,841 Al Kharijah 67,700
Al Fayyum 306,393 Bilqas 103,596 Toukh 67,599
Zagazig 285,097 Disuq 102,037 Al Manzalah 67,486
Ismailia 284,813 Abu Kabir 100,684 Rosetta 64,481
Kafr ad Dawwar 267,370 Qalyub 100,495 Awsim 63,862
Aswan 241,261 Akhmim 99,446 Al Fashn 63,793
Qina 235,362 Al Matariyah 99,357 Fuwwah 63,310
Halwan 230,000 Hurghada 95,622 Faqus 62,821
Damanhur 227,943 Zefta 92,667 Al Khankah 62,434
Al Minya 227,150 Tahta 90,591 Mersa Matruh 62,042
Idku 210,678 Samalut 90,465 Al Qurayn 61,730
Sohag 209,419 Bush 86,608 Abu Qurqas 61,182
New Cairo 200,000 Hawsh `Isa 85,352 Al Manshah 61,134
Bani Suwayf 189,624 Munuf 83,651
Shibin al Kawm 186,345 Ashmun 82,507

Egypt Population History

There was a boom in population from 1970-2010. This was because of the medical fields and agricultural productivity advancements. These advancements were possible because of the Green Revolution. Only 3 million population was there during the invasion of Napoleon in 1798 in Egypt. There have been raises and falls in population due to erratic situations.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 102,334,404 1.94% 1,946,331 -38,033 24.6 3.33 103 43.00% 44,041,052 1.31% 7,794,798,739 14
2019 100,388,073 2.00% 1,964,475 -38,033 24.3 3.43 101 43.10% 43,229,498 1.30% 7,713,468,100 14
2018 98,423,598 2.05% 1,981,007 -38,033 24.3 3.43 99 43.10% 42,437,529 1.29% 7,631,091,040 14
2017 96,442,591 2.11% 1,995,518 -38,033 24.3 3.43 97 43.20% 41,659,745 1.28% 7,547,858,925 14
2016 94,447,073 2.17% 2,004,526 -38,033 24.3 3.43 95 43.30% 40,889,370 1.27% 7,464,022,049 14
2015 92,442,547 2.24% 1,936,262 -56,189 24.3 3.45 93 43.40% 40,123,329 1.25% 7,379,797,139 15
2010 82,761,235 1.85% 1,447,533 -56,715 23.7 3.02 83 43.70% 36,182,597 1.19% 6,956,823,603 15
2005 75,523,569 1.87% 1,338,402 -14,893 22.5 3.15 76 43.70% 33,035,354 1.15% 6,541,907,027 16
2000 68,831,561 2.00% 1,299,505 -42,180 21.1 3.6 69 43.50% 29,917,321 1.12% 6,143,493,823 15
1995 62,334,034 2.12% 1,239,912 -92,081 20.2 4.15 63 43.80% 27,278,501 1.09% 5,744,212,979 15
1990 56,134,475 2.65% 1,375,149 -42,437 19.7 5 56 44.50% 24,961,581 1.05% 5,327,231,061 20
1985 49,258,732 2.61% 1,189,934 -78,586 19.5 5.49 49 44.80% 22,059,000 1.01% 4,870,921,740 20
1980 43,309,063 2.36% 951,984 -119,059 19.4 5.7 44 44.70% 19,340,901 0.97% 4,458,003,514 21
1975 38,549,142 2.24% 807,058 -111,836 19.2 6 39 44.00% 16,964,582 0.94% 4,079,480,606 21
1970 34,513,850 2.55% 816,166 -47,940 19.1 6.45 35 42.10% 14,536,071 0.93% 3,700,437,046 21
1965 30,433,022 2.70% 760,026 -10,020 19 6.65 31 40.30% 12,253,382 0.91% 3,339,583,597 22
1960 26,632,894 2.78% 681,954 -10,020 19.9 6.75 27 38.40% 10,221,871 0.88% 3,034,949,748 22
1955 23,223,124 2.57% 554,229 -10,020 20.7 6.75 23 35.30% 8,194,766 0.84% 2,773,019,936 22

Egypt Population Forecast

As per UN data, Egypt’s urban population shall rise to 85,320,777 by the mid-21st century or 2050. But, Egypt’s share in the global population varies from 1.37 percent to 1.64 percent.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 102,334,404 2.05% 1,978,371 -38,033 24.6 3.33 103 43.00% 44,041,052 1.31% 7,794,798,739 14
2025 111,727,822 1.77% 1,878,684 -40,000 25.1 3.33 112 43.30% 48,427,431 1.37% 8,184,437,460 14
2030 120,831,557 1.58% 1,820,747 -40,000 25.6 3.33 121 44.40% 53,613,464 1.41% 8,548,487,400 14
2035 130,340,364 1.53% 1,901,761 -30,000 26.2 3.33 131 46.00% 59,988,198 1.47% 8,887,524,213 14
2040 140,350,381 1.49% 2,002,003 -30,000 27.3 3.33 141 48.30% 67,730,752 1.53% 9,198,847,240 13
2045 150,355,053 1.39% 2,000,934 -30,000 28.5 3.33 151 50.80% 76,439,477 1.59% 9,481,803,274 12
2050 159,956,808 1.25% 1,920,351 29.7 3.33 161 53.30% 85,320,777 1.64% 9,735,033,990 11

Egypt Demographics

91 percent of the overall population is by Ethnic Egyptians. Abaza’s, Turks, Bedouin Arab tribes, and Greeks are the largest and leading ethnic minorities in the eastern deserts and the Sinai Peninsula. The Nubian inhabit along the Nile, and Siwis inhabit in the Siwa Oasis.

Arabic is the official Egyptian language. French and English are the other widely known languages by the upper classes in Egypt.

The density of the population is 103/km2 in Egypt. The total region of land is 995,450 km2. About 43.0 percent is the urban population in Egypt. In Egypt, 24.6 yrs. is the median age.

Egypt Religion and Politics

Social life and law are having control of religion in several aspects. Islam is the religion of the state of Egypt. Religion is excluded since the 2006 census. Sunni Muslims are the majority in the country, contributing to 90 percent, while the subsequent largest religion followed are Coptic Christians, which comes to 10 percent. Under 200 individuals follow Judaism. Some are from the Bahai Community. Christians and Muslims have a common historical past, ethnicity, national identity, culture, race, and language in Egypt.

Egypt Economy

The primary Egyptian economy is based on tourism, agriculture, Petroleum imports, and natural gas. 3.8 percent of GDP contributes to overall educational expenditures by 2008. 6.4 percent of GDP is contributed by health expenditures by 2009.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%