Geography: »
Data Set:
Data Attributes:
all fields required

Egypt Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 64,631   Population 2000 (UN '000) 67,884
Area (km2) 968,071   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 65
Number of Administrative Units 230   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 281
Number of Urban Extents 77   Number of Settlement Points 151

Egypt Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Egypt
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Governate
Level2 Type Markaz/ Quisms
Number of Units 230
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 281
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1996
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 52,452
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 58,217
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 64,631
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 56,223
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 61,991
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 67,884
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 968,071
Average Input Resolution (km) 65
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 151
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 7,101,219
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 12,778
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 174,394
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 77
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 10,891
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 0
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 315
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 24,256
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 15,918,045
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,567
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 616,533
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 47,473,072
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 2%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 71%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 43%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 111
Regression-estimated Extents 2
Digital Chart of the World 1
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
1996 Egyptian Census. 1986 Muncipal population from 1986 Egyptian Census, digital file, POPMAP application produced by Egyptian Statistical Office in collaboration with the UN Software Development Project (UNSD/DESIPA)
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Omar Mohamed Hamza (Executive Manager, GIS Program), Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) of the Central Agency for Public Mobilaztion and Statistics (CAMPAS). Additional data support provided by Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) Macro International.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
City Population, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Governorates of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Ismailia and Suez; frontier governorates; and capitals of other governorates as well as district capitals (markaz).
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The 1986 boundaries and new boundaries were aggregated to six regions (and population summed) so that a rate could be calculated using population from census years 1986 and 1996.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Boundaries matched to Digital Chart of the World.