- Published on 09 November 2016
Table 1: Population data, Gross, Inhabited and Built-up Areas by Governorate
Gross area refers to the area of the governorate based on Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) 2015 data.
Inhabited area refers to Urban and agricultural land without vacant desert land, lakes and lagoons. Data was collected from two sources: The General Organization of Physical Planning (GOPP) 2005 for governorates with data that looks realistic in comparison to satellite images and our experience, while other governorates were calculated on GIS as shown in the table.
Built up area refers to buildings, cemeteries, infrastructure, roads and urban spaces. Data is extracted from The General Organization of Physical Planning (GOPP) 2005, and the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) 2012 and 2016 as shown in the table.
Population is extracted from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics census 01.07.2014.
|Governorate||Total Area||Inhabited Area||Built up Area||Population*|
|Cairo||3,085.1||868.1||GIS||673.2||GOPP 2005 NUCA 2012 & 2016||9,184,000|
|Giza||13,184.0||2,284.6||GIS||502.0||GOPP 2005 NUCA 2012||7,487,000|
|Qalubia||1,124.3||1,090.0||GOPP 2005||230.0||GOPP 2005NUCA 2016||5,044,000|
|Alexandria||2,300.0||1,675.5||GOPP 2015||384.1||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||4,761,000|
|Port Said||1,345.0||617.0||GIS||406.3||GOPP 2008||660,000|
|Damietta||910.3||641.5||GOPP 2008 minus eroded land||111.0||GOPP 2008NUCA 2012||1,316,000|
|Daqahlia||3,538.2||3,370.7||GOPP 2008 minus eroded land||478.3||GOPP 2008||5,881,000|
|Sharkia||4,911.0||4,398.0||GIS||675.6||GOPP 2008+ NUCA 2012 Salheya GIS 10th Ramadan||6,402,000|
|Kafr al-Sheikh||3,466.7||2,911.8||GOPP 2008 minus eroded land||423.1||GOPP 2008||3,132,000|
|Gharbia||1,942.3||1,924.9||GOPP 2008 minus eroded land||251.9||GOPP 2008||4,698,000|
|Munufia||2,499.0||2,435.1||GOPP 2008 minus eroded land||817.4||GOPP 2008NUCA 2012||3,890,000|
|Beheira||9,826.0||6,057.0||GOPP 2015||985.1||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||5,720,000|
|Fayoum||6,068.0||1,849.6||GOPP 2015||101.1||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||3,118,000|
|Beni Sweif||10,954.0||1,326.1||GOPP 2015||193.7||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||2,812,000|
|Minya||32,279.0||2,118.1||GOPP 2015||273.8||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||5,076,000|
|Assiut||25,926.0||1,563.0||GOPP 2015||228.5||GOPP 2015NUCA 2016||4,181,000|
|Sohag||11,022.0||1,593.3||GOPP 2015||768.7||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||4,536,000|
|Qena||10,798.0||1,556.1||GOPP 2015||241.0||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||3,001,000|
|Luxor||2,409.7||652.1||GOPP 2015||54.3||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||1,132,000|
|Aswan||62,726.0||1,004.8||GOPP 2015||337.4||GOPP 2015NUCA 2012||1,412,000|
|Matruh||166,563.0||3,921.4||GOPP 2015||2906.0||GOPP 2015||437,000|
|Wadi al-Gadid||440,098.0||427.4||GOPP 2015 minus eroded land||42.4||GOPP 2015||222,000|
|North Sinai||28,992.0||625.3||GIS||295.0||GOPP 2008||428,000|
|Red Sea||119,099.1||71.1||GOPP 2015||69.5||GOPP 2015||341,000|
* 2006 Census: CAPMAS. (2008). 2006 General Census for Population and Living Conditions, Final Results. CAPMAS
GOPP. (2008). Istratigiyat al-Tanmiya li-Muhafazat al-Gumhureyya; Iqlim Qanat al-Suways. Cairo: GOPP.
GOPP. (2015). Khara’et al-Faqr li-Iqlim al-Delta. Cairo: GOPP.
GOPP. (2015). Khara’et al-Faqr li-Iqlim al-Iskanderiya. Cairo: GOPP.
GOPP. (2015). Khara’et al-Faqr li-Iqlim Shamal al-Sa’id. Cairo: GOPP.
GOPP. (2015). Khara’et al-Faqr li-Iqlimi Assuit wa Ganub al-Sa’id. Cairo: GOPP.
Table 2: Gross, Inhabited and Built-up Area Densities and Ratios
Gross density refers to the population divided by area of the governorate.
Inhabited density refers to population divided by the inhabited area (Urban and agricultural land without vacant desert land, lakes and lagoons).
Built up area density refers to population divided by built up area (buildings, cemeteries, infrastructure, roads and urban spaces).
Ratio of Gross Density to Inhabited density is calculated to show the contrast between the gross and inhabited densities of the governorates is better shown as a ratio, where governorates were listed according to the difference between the total land available within their administrative boundaries on the one hand, and, on the other, the land already inhabited, built up, cultivated or made up of uninhabitable water bodies. Governorates that had inhabited all their land or allocated it to certain uses had a ratio of 1:1. Those that had a high utilization of land were between 1.1- 1.5:1. Those that had medium utilization of land were between 1.5 -2:1, while those that had much more vacant desert land than inhabited land had ratios higher than 2:1.
|Governorate||Gross Density(Pax/km2)||Inhabited Density (Pax/km2)||Ratio of Gross Density to Inhabited density||Built up area Density (Pax/km2)|