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.