Asyut Governorate on the map of Egypt
|• Governor||Ibrahim Hamad|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
- Percentage to total area of Egypt: 2.6%.
- Population: around 3.5 million (male 51.21%; female 48.79%).
- Population density: 119.6 people/km².
- Rural population: 2.2 million; urban population: 0.9 million.
- Percentage to the whole population of Egypt: 4.3%.
- Population growth rate: 2.6% per year.
Assiut Governorate has for administrative divisions: 11 localities, 52 local administrative units, 235 small villages, and 971 tiny villages.
2015 population estimated figures for Asyut Governorate were 26.5% urban and 4,245,215 people: 3,119,112 in rural areas and 1,126,103 in urban areas. 
Asyut governorate has a population of over 4 million people,with a significant Coptic presence. In 1914, it had the second largest proportion of Copts in Egypt, where they made up 20.7% of the population. However it is likely that figure is underestimated, since the Church claims up to 48.5% while the remaining population are Sunni Muslims.
Prominent people from Asyut
- Akhnoukh Fanous, political activist
- Ester Fanous, female activist
- Hafez Ibrahim, poet
- Amin Mohsen, Diplomat
- Gamal Abdel Nasser, Second President of Egypt
- Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti, writer and poet
- Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
- Sayyid Qutb, Islamic theorist
- "Mansour appoints 20 new governors". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2007-11-04. Official Website of the Government of Asyut
- "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "The Coptic Orthodox Church in action - Al-Ahram Weekly". weekly.ahram.org.eg. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
- Seng, Ph.D, Yvonne (2008). Men in Black Dresses: A Quest for the Future Among Wisdom-Makers of the Middle East. Simon & Shuster. p. 85. ISBN 9781439104569. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
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