Egypt’s population to hit 98 million next week
Demonstrators outside the presidential palace in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (AFP/Mahmud Khaled)
Click here to add Abu Bakr El-Gendy as an alert
Disable alert for Abu Bakr El-Gendy,
Click here to add Agency for Public Mobilization as an alert
Disable alert for Agency for Public Mobilization,
Click here to add Cairo as an alert
Disable alert for Cairo,
Click here to add Central Agency as an alert
Disable alert for Central Agency,
Click here to add Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an alert
Disable alert for Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Egypt’s total population will reach 98 million next week, according to a statement issued Monday by the state’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
The head of CAPMAS Abu Bakr El-Gendy said Egypt’s population inside the country will reach 90 million next week. Meanwhile, the number of Egyptians living abroad is 8 million, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ estimates.
CAPMAS noted that Cairo remains the most crowded governorate in Egypt, with 9.437 million people living there, followed by Giza governorate which has a population of 7.755 million people, and the Nile Delta’s Sharqeya governorate with 6.629 million people.
CAPMAS added that in Upper Egypt, the Minya governorate is considered the most populated governorate, with 5.603 million people.
The least crowded governorates in Egypt is the Red Sea with 371,098 people, CAPMAS said.
By Nourhan Elsebah
- Why is Saudi sending so much oil to the US this month and next, and is this a danger for oil prices?
- 'Blasphemous' belly dance proves a shake too far for Egypt's Shiites
- Begging for a banning: Jesus Christ biopic "The Son of God" movie may hit the Middle East
- Egypt: The golden goose ‘back to life’
- Unstoppable: Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef vows to ridicule authorities