Egypt's population rises by 1 million in 6 months

Ahram Online, Friday 21 Feb 2014

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

Cairo is one of the most dense cities in the world (Photo: Reuters)

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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