The population of Egypt increased by 220.000 people in 55 days


The number of women in Egypt using family planning methods reached 66,4 percent, an increase of 7,9 percent compared to 2014, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics reported.

The increase in the 15-49 age group is 2,85 births per woman, which is 22 percent less than the 3,5 births per woman ten years ago. The agency published the data in connection with the International Day of Action for Women's Health, which is celebrated on May 28.

Meanwhile, the institution's data shows that in 55 days, Egypt's population grew by about 220.000 people, reaching over 104.971.000. The population of the North African country reached 104 million in January of this year.

In March, the government said it would provide £1.000 local a year to women with up to two children. The decision is part of Egypt's national family development project, which aims to tackle overpopulation through birth control, education, health care and labor market development.

At the current rate of growth, the Arab republic's population will reach 192 million people in 2052, according to an analysis by the statistics agency.

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