Egypt population reaches 100 million people: statistics agency

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a crowd and shops at Al Ataba, a market in central Cairo, Egypt

Egypt’s population reached 100 million people on Tuesday, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said, putting more pressure on the government which sees the population boom as a threat to its economic reform plans.

The country’s 100 millionth person was recorded on the agency’s digital counter in eastern Cairo and on its website.

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