Hurghada · Population

Question: What is the population of Hurghada? Answer: Hurghada (Al-Ghurdaqah, الغردقة), Egypt (Administrative unit: Red Sea) - last known population is ≈ 261 700 (year 2012). This was 0.306% of total Egypt population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2006-2012 (+8.45%/year), Hurghada population in 2021 would be: 542 912*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1986-1996] +10.17 %/year
[1996-2006] +10.35 %/year
[2006-2012] +8.45 %/year


GPS coordinates: 27.197, 33.844

Local time in Hurghada: 08:11 Wednesday GMT+2.

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Hurghada on city and population density map

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

Population for places near Hurghada

Luxor 205 km, 215°
Assiut 259 km, 269°
Minya 316 km, 288°
Qina 160 km, 224°
Sohag 221 km, 251°
Malawe 299 km, 281°
Akhmim 217 km, 251°
Jirja 213 km, 243°
Tahta 234 km, 258°
Manfalut 280 km, 272°

Sources, Notices

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).