CAIRO: Egypt’s population reached 94.777 million Friday, according to a Saturday’s report of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on occasion of the World Population Day.
The report said that Egyptian abroad are estimated at 8 million while Egyptians live in Egypt registered 86.777 million on Friday midnight.
The report, which was issued on the occasion of the World Population Day on July 11, said that Egypt’s population hit 93.5 million by the end of 2013
Egypt’s population in 2014 increased by 13 million compared to the last comprehensive census carried out by the CAPMAS in 2006, the report said.
The increase in the number of males during the past eight years represented 51.1 percent of the population, the report added.
“Cairo governorate registered the largest population that hit 9.1 million while South Sinai governorate is the least populated with 165,000 people only,” the report said adding that the increase in the population is due to the high crude birth rate which rose to 31 live births per thousand in 2013 compared with 25.7 births in 2006.
The second factor beyond the population increase was the decline of the mortality rate decreasing from 6.3 deaths per thousand in 2006 to 6 in 2013.
The report said that the world population reached 7.1 billion on July 2013 and that it is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2015.
“Egypt occupies the fifteenth rank among the world’s countries in terms of population size,” the report said.