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Egypt population reaches 91 million

Post by DJKeefy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:45 pm

Egypt population reaches 91 million, grows 18 per cent in eight years.

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Egypt's population reached 91 million including expats abroad by the end of August 2012, the country's official statistics body, CAPMAS, announced Thursday.

Around 83 million Egyptians live inside Egypt, while an estimated eight million live outside, based on figures from the Ministry of Foreign Afairs.

The male to female ratio is almost equal, with some 45 million of each sex.

The number marks a growth of 18 per cent since the last census in 2006, when the Egyptian population was estimated at 76.5 million.

Egypt's fertility rate is 2.73 births per woman, a level almost equal to the Middle East and South Asian average, but higher than Latin America, North America, Europe and Central Asia.

The US Census Bureau estimates that the Egyptian population living inside the country will reach 103,742 million by 2025, averaging 1.6 annual growth rate.

Cairo registered the largest population with around nine million residents, followed by Giza at 7.8 million, then Sharqiya at 6.7 million. Together, these three governorates constitute a quarter of Egypt's population.

South Sinai, El-Wadi El-Gedid and the Red Sea governorates are the least populated with less than one per cent of the population.

The 2006 census stipulated that around 57 per cent of the population lives in rural areas and the rest in urban centres.

Population density in Egypt reached 1066 per kilometre square, with Cairo marking the heaviest density at 46,349 per kilometre squared, followed by Giza. Cairo is Egypt's smallest governorate in terms of area.

Population is concentrated in 7.7 per cent of Egypt’s total area, mainly the Nile Valley and the Delta.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/51634.aspx


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Re: Egypt population reaches 91 million

Post by Teddyboy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:36 pm

"with Cairo marking the heaviest density at 46,349 per kilometre squared

Wow! And I thought my home town was a bit crowded, but it's only at 1391"

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Re: Egypt population reaches 91 million

Post by Winged Isis » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:41 pm

:lol: Thanks, Keefy, can't wait to tell my husband this!

We have a running joke about it as he was particularly prone to exaggerating this number in conversations about Egypt and its needs thoughout the presidential elections earlier this year. Each time the number had risen by at least half a million, sometimes even two million, sometimes within a day or so! I had to keep telling him "I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate!" :lol:
Carpe diem! :le:

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Re: Egypt population reaches 91 million

Post by TonyC » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:37 am

But can you actually trust those figures! Especially as Al-Ahram deducts 2006 from 2012 and makes the answer 8. :o

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Re: Egypt population reaches 91 million

Post by Winged Isis » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:46 am

Oops! :))) How observant, TC! :grin:
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