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EGYPTIAN CITIES, TOWNS AND GOVERNORATES

Egypt Cities

When most people think about towns and cities in Egypt they only tend to think of the major cities or the ones associated with tourist attractions, but there are actually more than 200 towns and cities which have populations of over 15,000.

 

Because 90% of Egypt is desert, these towns and cities have grown up either hugging the River Nile, along the shores of the Mediterranean or Red Seas, beside the Suez Canal, or among one of the desert oases. Due to Egypt’s enormous growth of population this has caused many areas to actually be built on sandy areas, rather than the more sustainable soil. Giza is a prime example of this as it slowly moves towards the plateau where the famous pyramids were built.

 

For administrative purposes Egypt is divided into 27 governorates, which are the top tier of the country's five-tier jurisdiction hierarchy. Each governorate is administered by a governor, who is appointed by the President of Egypt, serving at the president's discretion. These governorates have a population density of more than one-thousand per Km², though the 3 largest (Cairo, Alexandria and Giza) have a population density of less than two per Km². They are either fully "urban" or else a mixture of "urban" and "rural". The official distinction between "urban" and "rural" is reflected in the lower tiers: urban governorates have no regions, or “markaz”, as these are just an assortment of villages. Governorates may, however, comprise of just one city, as in the case of Cairo or Alexandria. These one-city governorates are divided into districts (basically urban neighborhoods); Cairo having 23 districts whilst Alexandria has only 6.

Alexandria
2679
Alexandria
Aswan
Aswan
Asyut
Asyut
Beheira
9118
Damanhur
Beni Suef
1322
Beni Suef
Cairo
1277
Cairo
Dakahlia
3471
Mansura
Damietta
589
Damietta
Faiyum
1827
Faiyum
Gharbia
1942
Tanta
Giza
12925
Giza
Giza
12925
Giza
Ismailia
1442
Ismailia
Kafr el-Sheikh
3437
Kafr el-Sheikh
THE GOVERNORATES OF EGYPT
Luxor
55
Luxor
Matruh
212112
Marsa Matruh
Minya
2262
Minya
Monufia
2544
Shibin el-Kom
New Valley
376505
Kharga
North Sinai
27574
Arish
Port Said
72
Port Said
Qalyubia
1001
Banha
Qena
1796
Qena
Red Sea
203685
Hurghada
Sharqia
4180
Zagazig
Sohag
1547
Sohag
South Sinai
33140
el-Tor
Suez
17840
Suez
Governorate
Area (Km²)
Capital City
Governorate
Area (Km²)
Capital City
Cairo
Cairo
7947216
Giza
Giza
3615165
Port Said
Port Said
570603
El Mahalla el
Gharbia
442958
Tanta
Gharbia
422854
Fayoum
Fayoum
315940
Ismailia
Ismailia
293184
Aswan
Aswan
266013
El-Minya
Minya
236043
Luxor
Luxor
202232
Beni Suef
Beni Suef
193048
Shibin el-Kom
Monufia
177112
Banha
Qalyubia
157701
Mallawi
Minya
139929
Belbeis
Sharqia
137182
Marsa Matruh
Matruh
120539
Kafr el-Dawwar
Beheira
114030
Desouk
Kafr el-Sheikh
106827
Girga
Sohag
102597
El-Matareya
Dakahlia
100566
Bilqas
Dakahlia
94700
Samalut
Minya
91475
Senbellawein
Dakahlia
86786
Bush
Beni Suef
85319
Manfalut
Asyut
82585
Beni Mazar
Minya
79553
Talkha
Dakahlia
78281
Maghagha
Minya
75657
Dairut
Asyut
72856
Kafr al-Zayat
Gharbia
71272
Qis
Asyut
69388
Rosetta
Beheira
68947
Dikirnis
Dakahlia
67732
Tima
Sohag
67443
El-Kanater al-
Qalyubia
66350
Al-Mansha
Sohag
65484
El-Gamalia
Dakahlia
63894
Minya al-Qamh
Sharqia
62331
Qus
Qena
60068
Abu Qirqas
Minya
57892
Samannoud
Gharbia
57177
Shibin al-Qanater
Qalyubia
55272
Sherbin
Dakahlia
54785
Basyoun
Gharbia
53226
Dishna
Qena
52534
Farshut
Qena
51052
Ash-Shuhada
Monufia
49447
Mashtul el-Sook
Sharqia
48709
El-Ghanayem
Asyut
48144
Al-Baliyana
Sohag
46997
Matai
Minya
46903
Sidi Salem
Kafr el-Sheikh
45906
Quesna
Monufia
44667
Abul Matamir
Beheira
44415
El-Badari
Asyut
42770
At-Tall al-Kabir
Ismailia
42552
Al-Hammam
Matruh
41741
Bagour
Monufia
41072
Deir Mawas
Minya
40640
Abu Hammad
Sharqia
39361
Alexandria
Alexandria
4084672
Shubra el-Khema
Qalyubia
1025569
Suez
Suez
500000
El Mansoura
Dakahlia
439348
Asyut
Asyut
389307
Zagazig
Sharqia
302840
Khusus
Qalyubia
291242
Damanhur
Beheira
244043
Damietta
Damietta
206664
Qena
Qena
201191
Sohag
Sohag
190132
Hurghada
Red Sea
160901
Kafr al-Sheikh
Kafr el-Sheikh
147393
El Arish
North Sinai
137944
10th of Ramadan
Sharqia
125920
Mit Ghamr
Dakahlia
116593
Qalyub
Qalyubia
107303
Abu Kabir
Sharqia
103175
Akhmim
Sohag
101509
Edko
Beheira
97168
Zifta
Gharbia
93740
Menouf
Monufia
89262
Tahta
Sohag
85528
Ashmoun
Monufia
83931
Senuris
Fayoum
82148
Faqous
Sharqia
78405
Armant
Qena
76457
Manzala
Dakahlia
75034
Kom Ombo
Aswan
71596
Abu Tig
Asyut
70969
Edfu
Aswan
69000
Esna
Qena
68656
Abnub
Asyut
67526
Beila
Kafr el-Sheikh
66663
Al-Fashn
Beni Suef
65621
Al-Kareen
Sharqia
64453
Fuwa
Kafr el-Sheikh
63175
Kharga
New Valley
60584
Khanka
Qalyubia
59500
Biba
Beni Suef
57716
Minyet al-Nasr
Dakahlia
56000
Ibshawai
Fayoum
54853
Drib Nigm
Sharqia
53384
Sers el-Lyan
Monufia
52653
Al-Hamool
Kafr el-Sheikh
51209
Tala
Monufia
49468
Tamiya
Fayoum
49385
Sadat City
Monufia
48666
Itsa
Fayoum
47189
Hosh Issa
Beheira
46994
Juhayna
Sohag
46768
Naj Hammadi
Qena
45038
Hehya
Sharqia
44465
El Ubour
Qalyubia
43600
Al-Kanayat
Sharqia
42563
El-Delengat
Beheira
41768
Tukh
Qalyubia
41624
Etay el-Barud
Beheira
40744
Baltim
Kafr el-Sheikh
40199
Abu Hummus
Beheira
39350
CITIES AND TOWNS IN EGYPT WITH A POPULATION OF OVER 15,000
Name
Governorate
2006 Population
Name
Governorate
2006 Population

Cairo short stay tour  03 Days/02 Nights

3 nights Cairo tour 04 Days/03 Nights

Cairo, & Alexandria tour 6 Days/05 Nights

Cairo long stay 6 Days/05 Nights

Cairo, cruising the Nile 07 Days/6 Nights

Memorable trip 07 Days / 06 Nights

Across the Nile river 08 Days/07 Nights

The land of pharohs 09 Days / 08 Nights

leisure at red sea, Alexandria 10 D/09 N

Egypt dream tour 11 Days / 10 Nights

Budget package 12 Days/11 Nights

Nile supreme 12 Days/11 Nights

Wonders of Egypt 14 Days/13 Nights

The ancient Egypt 14 Days/13 Nights

Beach soul 15 Days/14 Nights

Cairo, long cruise, & Alexandria 15 D/14 N

Explore Egypt 16 Days/15 Nights

Spiritual-Holy land 16 Days/15 Nights

Around Egypt 18 Days/17 Nights

Around Egypt & Petra 20 Days/19 Nights

Around Egypt & Jordan 26 Days/25 Night

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Interesting tips

Egyptian water is highly chlorinated, not poisonous, and so it is perfectly safe to do this. You often swallow small amounts of water whilst in the shower, or swimming, and this causes no problems

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