List of cities in Egypt

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This is a list of the most important and largest cities and towns in Egypt.

Rank
Name
Arabic
Census 1986
Census 1996
Census 2006
Estimate 2008
Governorate
1. Cairo * القاهرة  6,068,695 6,789,479 7,786,640 7,947,121 Cairo Governorate
2. Alexandria الإسكندرية  2,926,859 3,328,196 4,110,015 4,247,414 Alexandria Governorate
3. Giza * الجيزة  1,883,189 2,221,868 3,087,878 3,258,540 Giza Governorate
4. Shubra El-Kheima * شبرا الخيمة  714,594 870,716 1,016,722 1,045,370 Qalyubia Governorate
5. Port Said بور سعيد  401,172 469,533 570,768 588,935 Port Said Governorate
6. Suez السويس  327,717 417,610 510,935 529,055 Suez Governorate
7. Luxor الأقصر  274,074 360,503 451,318 469,440 Luxor Governorate
8. al-Mansura المنصورة  317,508 369,621 450,267 465,375 Dakahlia Governorate
9. El-Mahalla El-Kubra المحلة الكبرى  306,509 395,402 442,884 450,833 Gharbia Governorate
10. Tanta طنطا  336,517 371,010 421,076 429,632 Gharbia Governorate
11. Asyut أسيوط  272,986 343,498 386,086 394,961 Asyut Governorate
12. Ismailia الإسماعيلية  158,045 254,477 324,717 338,429 Ismailia Governorate
13. Fayyum الفيوم  213,070 260,964 316,772 327,917 Faiyum Governorate
14. Zagazig الزقازيق  244,354 267,351 302,611 308,637 Sharqia Governorate
15. Aswan أسوان  190,579 219,017 265,004 273,450 Aswan Governorate
16. Damietta دمياط  89,498 111,111 237,023 266,627 Damietta Governorate
17. Damanhur دمنهور  188,939 212,203 241,895 247,074 Beheira Governorate
18. al-Minya المنيا  179,060 201,360 239,804 246,835 Minya Governorate
19. Beni Suef بنى سويف  152,476 172,032 211,173 218,472 Beni Suef Governorate
20. Qena قنا  119,917 171,275 206,831 214,851 Qena Governorate
21. Sohag سوهاج  132,649 170,125 189,695 193,931 Sohag Governorate
22. Hurghada الغردقة  132,649 170,125 160,746 189,660 Red Sea Governorate
23. 6th of October City * مدينة السادس من أكتوبر  … 35,477 157,135 183,859 Giza Governorate
24. Shibin El Kom شبين الكوم  132,751 159,909 177,060 180,454 Monufia Governorate
25. Banha بنها  115,701 145,792 158,389 161,263 Qalyubia Governorate
26. Kafr el-Sheikh كفر الشيخ  103,301 124,819 147,380 151,781 Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate
27. Arish العريش  67,337 100,447 138,195 146,758 North Sinai Governorate
28. Mallawi ملوى  98,632 119,283 140,215 144,330 Minya Governorate
29. 10th of Ramadan City العاشر من رمضان  … 47,839 124,120 143,753 Sharqia Governorate
30. Bilbais بلبيس  96,511 113,608 136,499 140,892 Sharqia Governorate
31. Marsa Matruh مرسى مطروح  43,157 52,247 120,888 137,704 Matrouh Governorate
32. Idfu إدفو  46,163 94,228 115,946 122,031 Qena Governorate
33. Mit Ghamr ميت غمر  91,927 101,801 116,180 118,618 Dakahlia Governorate
34. El-Hawamdeyya الحوامدية  73,298 91,732 109,468 113,128 Giza Governorate
35. Desouk دسوق  78,316 91,318 106,868 109,787 Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate
36. Qalyub قليوب  84,413 97,157 106,804 108,573 Qalyubia Governorate
37. Abu Kabir أبو كبير  68,394 85,340 102,603 106,050 Sharqia Governorate
38. Kafr el-Dawwar كفر الدوار  196,244 231,978 113,506 105,671 Beheira Governorate
39. Girga جرجا  71,564 95,384 102,701 104,712 Sohag Governorate
40. Akhmim أخميم  70,602 84,778 101,243 104,454 Sohag Governorate
41. Matareya المطرية  74,554 87,062 100,502 103,004 Dakahlia Governorate

* is part of Greater Cairo metropolis.

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