↑January 2018 population data gives the North and South governorates' population at approximately 560,000 (per "اPop。 Estimates by Governorate 1/1/2018". www.capmas.gov.eg. goân-loē-iông tī 2 November 2018 hőng khó͘-pih.)。怹1997 these two governorates accounted for 97% of the peninsula's population.Greenwood, Ned (1997). The Sinai: A Physical Geography. University of Texas Press. pp. 5. ISBN978-0-292-72799-1. Over 94 percent of the area and probably 97 percent of the population are found in the large governorates， leaving less than 6 percent of the area and 3 percent of the population attached to As Suways (Suez)， Al Ismailiyah (Ismailia),and Bur Said (Port Said) governorates.