Egypt's population to reach 103 million Tuesday: CAPMAS

MENA , Monday 21 Feb 2022

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said Egypt's population will hit 103 million at home on Tuesday.

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File Photo: Egyptian citizens walk on a main street during a traffic jam in central Cairo in 2018. AFP

In a press release on Monday, the CAPMAS pointed out that Egypt's population rose the last one million within seven months and 22 days.

However, birth rates declined by 3 per cent after registering 2.159 million new births during 2021, down by 76,000 babies compared to the previous year, the agency noted.

Assiut, Minya, Qena, Sohag, and Beni Suef were the governorates with the highest birth rates.

The number of Egyptians abroad is estimated at 10 million.

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