Egypt's population will reach 90 million on Sunday, December 6, according to the Chairman of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Abu Bakr al-Gendy, who pointed out that the number of Egyptian expatriates, according to the Foreign Ministry, stands at about 8 million people.
Gendy told MENA that Egypt's population reached 89,960,843 on Monday.
The Cairo governorate houses the largest number of inhabitants, which now stands at 9.437 million, followed by the Giza governorate, with 7.755 million people, then Sharqiya with 6.629 million inhabitants, Gendy said.
Daqahlia came fourth with 6.332 million people, followed by Beheira with 6.261 million people.
The Minya governorate ranked sixth with 5.603 million people, followed by Qalyubiya with 5.444 million people, Alexandria with approximately 5.091 million people, Gharbiya with 5.053 million people and Sohag with 4.996 million people.
Gendy added that South Sinai houses the lowest population in the country, with approximately 175,406 inhabitants, followed by the New Valley with 242,334 people and the Red Sea governorate with about 371,098 people.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm