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Population

Population census has been known in Egypt since ancient times. The first census was carried out in 1882 and the total number of population at that time was 6.7 million. The government takes a census of the Egyptian population every ten years.

The 1996 census puts the number of population at 59.3 million. The 2006 census is the thirteenth to be held by the Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

2014

The CAPMAS announced on Monday 18/8/2014 that the Egyptian population inside the country hit 87 million. The CAPMAS said that Egypt's population both at home and abroad reached around 95 million.

Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate on 1/1/2014
Source: Central Agency for Public Mobilization And Statistics
NB: Unit: 000pop.

Governorate

Total

Cairo

9 102

Alexandria

4 716

Port-Said

654

Suez

608

Damietta

1 301

Dakahlia

5 818

Sharkia

6 328

Kalyobia

4 989

Kafr-El-Sheikh

3 094

Gharbia

4 648

Menoufia

3 850

Beheira

5 647

Ismailia

1 146

Giza

7 398

Beni-Suef

2 771

Fayoum

3 072

Menia

5 004

Asyout

4 123

Suhag

4 469

Qena

2 959

Aswan

1 395

Luxor

1 119

Red Sea

337

El-Wadi El-Gidid

220

Matrouh

428

North Sinai

422

South Sinai

165

Total

85 783

2012

According to the 2012 census, official figures released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics indicate that Egypt's population has reached 92 million living on just 5.3% of the country's area. 

2006
 
According to the 2006 census figures, the population, including those living abroad, is estimated to have reached 76.5 million at a growth rate of 37% over the 1996 figure.

 

 

Date of publication:Tuesday, 10 February 2015