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World Egypt says its population has hit 100 million

17:05  11 february  2020
17:05  11 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Egypt 's population has reached 100 million , the statistics agency said Tuesday, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country Birth rates in Egypt have skyrocketed in the past three decades with around 1.5 million babies born every year -- but they have recently slowed

Egypt ’s population is expected to hit the 100 million mark this week – a digital The problem has reared its head again in recent years to coincide with the introduction of long-delayed and Amr Hassan, head of the National Population Council, says the most difficult challenge the state agency

Egypt's population has reached 100 million, the statistics agency said Tuesday, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country where many live in crowded megacities.

a group of people watching a band on stage in front of a sign: A screen displaying the population count at the Egyptian Ministry of Planning headquarters in the capital Cairo© Mohamed el-Shahed A screen displaying the population count at the Egyptian Ministry of Planning headquarters in the capital Cairo

The North African country retains its position as the most populous Arab nation and Africa's third most populous country behind Ethiopia and Nigeria.

A counter installed atop the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) ticked over into nine digits for the first time, the agency said.

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Egypt ’s 100 millionth person is expected to be clocked up on the official statistics agency’s digital counter in central Cairo in February. Creating new space for housing, schools and hospitals is a priority as Egypt ’s population grows by 2.5 million people a year, he said .

Egypt 's population will hit 100 million people next week, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Saturday. Since 2017, Egyptian officials have described the country's rapid population growth as an "actual catastrophe" that threatens national development

A new baby is born in Egypt roughly every 17.9 seconds, the statistics body calculated.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told a cabinet meeting last week that "population growth is the single largest challenge facing the state ... and affects national security".

Most Egyptians live on the eight percent of national territory that is the stretch of arable land along the River Nile basement.

The lifeline, which Egypt shares with Sudan and Ethiopia, critically provides around 97 percent of Egypt's water needs.

Birth rates in Egypt have skyrocketed in the past three decades with around 1.5 million babies born every year -- but they have recently slowed down as Egypt's government has encouraged smaller families.

Egyptians numbered around 57 million 30 years ago.

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Egypt 's population is growing by 2.5 million a year and will reach 100 million this year Credit With the country’s population to due to hit 100 million people later this year, Egyptian authorities have “If someone has the financial ability he will have children regardless of what the government says .

Egypt 's population to hit 100 million at home next week: CAPMAS. Since 2017, Egyptian officials have described the country's rapid population growth as a "catastrophe" that threatens national development plans and demands immediate attention, just like the country's war against terrorism.

a group of people riding horses on a beach: The North African country retains its position as the most populous Arab nation and Africa's third most populous country behind Ethiopia and Nigeria© Mohamed el-Shahed The North African country retains its position as the most populous Arab nation and Africa's third most populous country behind Ethiopia and Nigeria

The latest census in 2017 showed nearly 95 million citizens residing in the country.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said at the time that terrorism and overpopulation represented the two most important threats for Egypt.

As with the majority of Arab countries, Egypt has a youthful population with just over 60 percent under the age of 30.

Around 10 million Egyptians live overseas, most of them in the Gulf in search of better economic opportunities. Their remittances have become an important source of income for Egypt.

Nearly one in three Egyptians live below the poverty line, according to CAPMAS figures released last year.

The unemployment rate is hovering 10 percent, with millions leading precarious lives often without social protection in the informal economy.

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