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Government report: Egypt's population reaches 87m

A government report revealed that Egypt’s population reached 87 million people yesterday evening, the Anadolu news agency reported.

Some 5,604 babies are born every day at a rate of approximately four per minute during the last six months.

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued a statement on Sunday that “Egypt’s population will reach 87 million people by Tuesday at 6:46pm compared to 86 million people on February 22.”

CAPMAS pointed out that “the number of Egyptians has increased by a million people in less than six months and that the daily increase reached 5,604 persons per day at a rate of nearly 3.9 persons per min.”

The statement said the rate of increase was 2.5 per cent in 2013 and 2.6 per cent in 2012.

According to the statement, Egyptians occupy only 7.7 per cent of the Republic’s total area, especially the in valley and delta regions.

Areas with highest population:

Governorate of Cairo: 9.2 million people

Governorate of Giza: 7.5 million people

Governorate of Sharqia: 6.4 million people

Areas with the lowest population:

South Sinai Governorate: 172,000 people

New Valley Governorate: 222,000 people

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