Tanta, Egypt Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Tanta, Egypt metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Tanta in 2020 is 501,000, a 1.21% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Tanta in 2019 was 495,000, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Tanta in 2018 was 490,000, a 1.24% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Tanta in 2017 was 484,000, a 1.47% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Egypt
City Name Population
Cairo 20,901,000
Alexandria 5,281,000
Bur Said 737,000
As-Suways 638,000
Al-Mansurah 556,000
Al-Mahallah al-Kubra 518,000
Tanta 501,000
Asyut 461,000
Al-Fayyum 410,000
Az-Zaqazig 358,000
Al-Ismailiyah 354,000
Aswan 345,000
Kafr-ad-Dawwar 344,000
Tanta - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 501,000 1.21%
2019 495,000 1.02%
2018 490,000 1.24%
2017 484,000 1.47%
2016 477,000 1.27%
2015 471,000 1.07%
2014 466,000 1.30%
2013 460,000 1.32%
2012 454,000 1.34%
2011 448,000 1.13%
2010 443,000 1.37%
2009 437,000 1.16%
2008 432,000 1.41%
2007 426,000 1.19%
2006 421,000 1.20%
2005 416,000 1.46%
2004 410,000 1.23%
2003 405,000 1.25%
2002 400,000 1.27%
2001 395,000 1.28%
2000 390,000 1.30%
1999 385,000 1.05%
1998 381,000 1.33%
1997 376,000 1.35%
1996 371,000 0.82%
1995 368,000 1.10%
1994 364,000 1.11%
1993 360,000 1.12%
1992 356,000 0.85%
1991 353,000 1.15%
1990 349,000 0.87%
1989 346,000 1.17%
1988 342,000 0.88%
1987 339,000 1.50%
1986 334,000 1.52%
1985 329,000 1.86%
1984 323,000 1.57%
1983 318,000 1.92%
1982 312,000 1.63%
1981 307,000 1.66%
1980 302,000 1.68%
1979 297,000 1.71%
1978 292,000 1.74%
1977 287,000 2.14%
1976 281,000 1.81%
1975 276,000 2.22%
1974 270,000 1.89%
1973 265,000 1.92%
1972 260,000 1.96%
1971 255,000 2.00%
1970 250,000 2.04%
1969 245,000 2.08%
1968 240,000 2.13%
1967 235,000 2.17%
1966 230,000 3.60%
1965 222,000 4.23%
1964 213,000 3.90%
1963 205,000 4.06%
1962 197,000 3.68%
1961 190,000 3.83%
1960 183,000 1.67%
1959 180,000 2.27%
1958 176,000 1.73%
1957 173,000 2.37%
1956 169,000 1.81%
1955 166,000 2.47%
1954 162,000 1.89%
1953 159,000 1.92%
1952 156,000 1.96%
1951 153,000 2.00%
1950 150,000 0.00%