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Cairo – 7 April 2017: The Egyptian population has surpassed 100 million, the Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced Wednesday
According to Mohamed Abdel Gelil, Advisor to the head of CAPMAS, about 92.7 million are living in Egypt, while eight million are living abroad.
Gelil announced, during a seminar held at Al-Ahram Institution in downtown Cairo, that the number of males has reached 51% and that of females is an estimate of 49% of the overall population, creating a balance between both genders in Egypt.
In Nov. 23, CAPMAS announced the Egyptian population had reached 92 million, excluding citizens abroad. It also pointed out an increase of over one million in less than six months.
According to Gelil, the final detailed results for the 2017 census will be announced in September.
The Egyptian population rose from 72.8 million in 2006 to 76.1 million in 2009, and reached 90.1 million last year, according to CAPMAS.