Cairo · Population

Question: What is the population of Cairo? Answer: Cairo (Al-Qāhirah, القاهرة), Egypt (Administrative unit: Cairo) - last known population is ≈ 8 259 500 (year 2012). This was 9.642% of total Egypt population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2006-2012 (+1.02%/year), Cairo population in 2018 would be: 8 777 928*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1947-1976] +3.1 %/year
[1976-1986] +1.81 %/year
[1986-1996] +1.15 %/year
[1996-2006] +1.34 %/year
[2006-2012] +1.02 %/year


GPS coordinates: 30.044, 31.236

Local time in Cairo: 14:06 Monday GMT+2.

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Cairo on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1947c, 1976c, 1986c, 1996c, 2006c, 2012e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt
Statistic Yearbook, populations 2004-2016 Governorates, 1990-2016 Egypt p. 6-12, ret. 2017-06-06
• Rand McNally Intenational Atlas 1994.
UNdata - record view - City population by sex, city and city type Ret. 2017-06-06
Open data for Africa, Egypt census
• Huizinga. Internationaal aardrijkskundig woordenboek (1958)
World Gazetteer - Egypt: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population Archived data. yr. 2012. Ret.2017-06-07
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).