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Egypt's population rises by 1 million in 6 months

1 million new Egyptians have been born since August 2013, bringing the total number in Egypt to 86 million

Ahram Online, Friday 21 Feb 2014
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Cairo is one of the most dense cities in the world (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt’s population will reach 86 million on Saturday, a rise of one million in six months, the state’s statistics body CAPMAS reported on Thursday.

An additional eight million Egyptians live abroad, bringing the total to 94 million.

According to CAPMAS, 51.1 percent of the population is male, while women comprise 48.9 percent.

Around 9.1 million Egyptians live in the governorate of Cairo, which has the highest population density in the country at 47,258 people per square kilometre, followed by Giza, which has 7.4 million people, at a density of 6,122 per square kilometre.

South Sinai is the least populated province. It is home to just 164,000 Egyptians, giving it a population density of 9.7 people per square kilometre.

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jan
22-02-2014 07:15pm
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collective action on fat-cats
@ Ta7ya Masr : well said. mostly. but it is a number game for the ruling class that only sees a child as a future employee and only sees a tree as a piece of paper. they keep playing number games with our lives and gain more and more control over our lives. 86 million is too much, but 24 million is fine, $402 per month wage is too much, but $244 is fine, # deaths from swine flu is too many, but 24 deaths is fine, .... welcome to earth little ones. love you all.
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Um_Zienab, Cairo
21-02-2014 09:20pm
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Popultion Explosion
Ignorance and superstition let people multiply and degrade their human being. We multiply like rabbits. Egypt will do better by 24 millions.
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Nigma
21-02-2014 08:53pm
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Deserts, health care, immigration?
So Sinai can absolutely NOT be the least populated. Egypt consists of ca 1,000,5000 km of which only 35,000 is populated, hence the population congestion around the Nile. Family planning seems needed, but health care is even more important. Think carefully about this: Deaths come far earlier to people than in Western countries (age 50 is not unusual) and infant mortality is huge. As is immigration from other war torn Middle Eastern countries. Think about these things when you talk about population explosion. Family planning, infant mortality, deplorable health care, huge foreign immigration (in the past 3 years), and un-used land.
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Ta7ya Masr
21-02-2014 07:36pm
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It's not a numbers game
The solution isn't enacting restrictive laws for child birth. Egypt is huge. Development outside of Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Tanta, and other big cities will cause migration out of the cities mentioned. A well distributed population over the landscape will help a lot more than simply restricting child birth. Some raised awareness and sexual education on the use of condoms and birth control pills would still be helpful though.
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Misry
22-02-2014 03:29am
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right path
I agree that we should develop our land by building business cities and college towns for elite universities. Most people would move to be closer to their work. I dont agree with the birth control because that is very dangerous to a woman's health and can cause here to have a heart attack among many many other serious side effects. Id like to see many skyscrapers in Egypt
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Allen
21-02-2014 05:58pm
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God will take care of it, if not , the government will take care of it.
That is the primitive thinking that has brought Egypt to this out of control population explosion.
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guest
21-02-2014 03:30pm
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To the government of Egypt
When are you going to stop focusing on your personal interes and work for the people.like FAMILY PLANING.
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Democracia
21-02-2014 02:03pm
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Digging the grave
Egyptians dig the grave for the country by making that much children... A Two children-Law must come... Otherwise: catastrophy and absolute disaster in less than 10 years...
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Sam Enslow
23-02-2014 09:22am
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Rights and Responsibilities
As Jesse Jackson noted, Any male can make a baby. It takes a man to be a father." Sure, in Islam four wives are allowed, but while everyone will scream about their right, they want to forget their responsibilities. To have a child, one should think first about how to raise that child, educate that child, feed that child, etc. It is said that cairo must double in size by 2050 just to stay even. The economy must grow at about 7% just to stay even - no advancement. New buildings will not help. People must eat, they must have water to drink, their garbage and wastes must be disposed of.
Misry
22-02-2014 03:24am
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Education-oppression
we live on 8 percent of the land? are you Muslim? It is every Muslims right to have as many children as they want and Castration is against our religion. is it fair for Egyptians abroad to have as many children as they want? How do you explain China and India having over a billion people while not experiencing this absolute disaster you write of?
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