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Egypt's population grows by over 3.5 million since 2014: CAPMAS

National census authority numbers show 1.5 million more Egyptians since January 2015

Ahram Online , Thursday 3 Sep 2015
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Egypt’s population increased by 2.2 million in the year following January 2014 to reach 87.9 million in January 2015, and by 1.5 since then to reach over 89 million, data from the national census authority shows.

Cairo hosts the most people of the country's 27 governorates with 10.5 percent of the populace, over nine million people, according the statistical yearbook released this week by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

The yearbook said the country's population stood at 85.78 million in January 2014 and increased by 2.56 percent over twelve months to 87.9 million in January of this year.

But the CAPMAS population clock now stands at over 89.4 million, meaning Egypt’s population has increased by over 1.5 million since January, representing a 1.7 percent change in eight months.

This suggests an average increase of 0.21 percent each month. With today’s population, that would mean 188,000 new Egyptians each month.

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

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Allen
03-09-2015 06:56pm
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There goes what ever economic progress your President Sisi made for you.
Naturally the expectation is, the government is responsible to feed them, educate them, and find jobs for them. Not the irresponsible parents that had one more kid they can't support. The irony is inspite of this glaring irresponsibility. These same people will whine for a lifetime complaining about poverty...
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Karim
03-09-2015 05:50pm
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Stop!!!!!
Stop! Give a breath! You are not cats! Be a human!
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Tut
03-09-2015 04:09pm
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Cannibalism
3% population growth, coupled with 3% nominal GDP growth and 10% inflation is recipe for bankruptcy and maybe cannibalism in under 5 years. What are the Government planners doing to control it? Buying fighter jets, aircraft carriers, and tanks might be one way to keep it under control; but is this the right policy?
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