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Egypt's population to reach 87 million on Tuesday: Census

Egypt - the most populous Arab country - has seen its population rise by 2 million in a year and 1 million over the last six months

Ayat Al-Tawy, Sunday 17 Aug 2014
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File Photo: Egyptian citizens walk on a main street in central Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's population will hit 87 million on Tuesday, up 2 million year-on-year and 1 million in the last six months, the country's census authority announced.

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in February that Egypt's total population had reached 86 million.

In August of last year, the country's population clock showed 85 million, with the capital Cairo hosting the largest bloc at 10.6 percent.

Another 8 million Egyptians are estimated to be living overseas, according to a 2013 tally by the foreign ministry.

Egypt's overall population will officially stand at 87 million at 6:45pm on Tuesday, CAPMAS said in a statement on Sunday.

The agency is due to hold a press conference on Tuesday to announce the "landmark event and explain its social and economic ramifications," the statement said.

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Pauline Hopkins
19-08-2014 03:27pm
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over populated
The Egyptian Goverment needs to put in place an education programe on birth control. Egyptian resources can not cope with 87 million people. I know Egyptians love their children but there will be more young people disillusioned with their lives and futures.
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Aly Afendi
18-08-2014 09:39pm
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Population Explosion
It is unlimited, self-suicide. the tragedy is no one doing anything about it. Breading and destroying our national resources is against faith, commonsense, and social values. We depleting our resources and polluting environment to death.
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expat
18-08-2014 06:46pm
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congrats to a donkey society...
you ever wandered,what happens,if the exporting nations simply say,we don't need any further sunni extremism,which is untill now not clearly banned by the al azhar? wow,you guys would starve in record time to the half of your population,as this would be exactly,what your own soil could feed and THAT would be healthy by the way,the world has no need for more poor educated,ill incited youths which wishes to go for jihad and has as well no obligation to feed them in order to get their hate back in return... this is one really stupid society,but whats new in this?
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Dr.Feelgood
17-08-2014 10:45pm
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Congratulations...
especially as job opportunities rose with the same figure ...
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