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Egypt’s population hits 91 million

If including the 8 million citizens living abroad, then Egypt’s population is estimated to be 99 million

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Egypt’s population has grown to 91 million on Sunday, six months after it hit the 90 million mark, the state-run Ahram Online reported citing the country’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) as saying in a statement.

CAPMAS, however, said the figure excludes the estimated 8 million citizens living abroad, expecting the total number of the Egyptian population domestically and abroad to be 99 million.

CAPMAS said the capital Cairo’s population was the largest, reaching at 9.51 million inhabitants, with the country’s third largest city of Giza coming in second with a population of 7.84 million, followed by Nile Delta’s Sharqiya governorate with a population of 6.7 million.

The agency put the current population growth rate at 2.4 percent, saying “it is necessary to establish a balance between population growth rates and available resources.”