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Egyptian population at home hits 97.19 million early in 2018

Wed, July 11, 2018 15:06

CAIRO, July 11, 2018 (MENA) - The population of Egyptians living inside the country hit 97.19 million early in 2018, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Cairo came first as the most densely-populated governorate with 9.7 million people followed by Giza which accommodates 8.8 million people, the agency said in a statement on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the World Day of Population. 

Egyptians aged less than 15 years old constitute 34.2 per cent of the total population while elderly people represent 3.9 per cent, CAPMAS said. 

Urban residents constitute 42.6 per cent of the total population while rural ones represent 57.4 per cent.

Birth rate declined from 2.9 per cent in 2016 to 2.7 per cent in 2017 and the natural growth rate of population went down from 2.5 per cent in 2014 to 2.1 per cent in 2017.

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