Population distribution

Population distribution

Egyptian population is concentrated along the narrow Nile valley and delta. Approximately 99% of the population lives on 5.5% of the total land area. Moreover, about half of the residents live in urban areas.

Cairo is the governorate with the largest reported population growth percentage (10.7%); followed by Giza (8.64%) and Sharqiya (7.36%).

Southern Sinai, the New Valley and the Red Sea are the governorates with the lowest population increase rates.

Year Population Yearly % Change
2015 84,705,681 1.64%
2014 83,386,739 1.62%
2010 78,075,705 1.70%
2005 71,777,678 1.65%

 Population of Egypt (2015) – Worldometers
www.worldometers.info/world-population/egypt-population/