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Egypt Population 2023

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and the southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab world & the third-most populous in Africa (after Nigeria and Ethiopia), and the fourteenth-most populous in the world. 

As per the World Population Prospects, 2022 by the United Nations, the estimated population of Egypt in 2023 is 112,716,598 (112 million or 11.27 Crore)

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Egypt Demographics

Egypt’s population growth rate during 2022-2023 is 1.53%. Its population is 1.31% of the total world population. The total Land Area of Egypt is 995,450 sq. km (384,350 sq. mi) and the Population Density is 103 per Km2 (266 people per mi2).

Egypt2022 Population
Total Population110,990,103 (110 million)
Global Rank14th
Share of World Pop.1.31%
Land Area 995,450 sq. km (384,350 sq. mi)
Area Rank29
Pop. Density103 person/sq. km
Capital CityCairo
Fertility Rate* in Egypt3.33
Infant mortality rate** in Egypt13.2
Median Age in Egypt 24.6 years
Life Expectancy in Egypt 72.54  years
Urban Population of Egypt43.0 %

Source: UN World  Populations Prospects

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Egypt

Islam is the majority religion in Egypt and the state religion of Egypt is Islam. Among Muslims 85-95% are Sunni Muslims, with a small Mu’tazila, Shia Twelvers, and Ismailism communities making up the remainder.

Christianity is the second-largest religion in Egypt and the largest Christian community in the Middle East and North Africa standing at between 5% – 15% of Egypt’s population.  About 95% of Egypt’s Christians are members of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria (Oriental Orthodox Church)

Religion Percentage in Egypt in 2019 is as follows

  • Islam – 90.3%
  • Christianity – 9.6%
  • Other – 0.1%

Source: census estimates

Top Cities in Egypt by Population
#NameGovernoratePopulation
1Cairo*Cairo12,230,350
2AlexandriaAlexandria5,046,231
3Giza*Giza4,028,062
4Shubra El Kheima*Qalyubia3,072,951
5Port SaidPort Said1,607,353
6SuezSuez1,347,352
7El Mahalla El KubraGharbia838,297
8LuxorLuxor687,896
9MansouraDakahlia670,494
10TantaGharbia557,793
11AsyutAsyut453,202
12IsmailiaIsmailia422,411
13FaiyumFaiyum378,959
14ZagazigSharqia334,331
15DamiettaDamietta330,296
16AswanAswan281,891
17MinyaMinya273,767
18DamanhurBeheira272,017
19Beni SuefBeni Suef253,789
20HurghadaRed Sea253,124
21QenaQena230,392
22SohagSohag201,339
23Shibin El KomMonufia186,345
24BanhaQalyubia165,906
25ArishNorth Sinai164,830

Source: 2010 Census of Egypt

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