Daqahlia governorate recorded on Monday the birth of the first set of twins after Egypt's population reached 90 million.
The twins were born in Meet Khamis village in Mansoura and were named Reem Hossam Zaghloul and Reham Hossam Zaghloul.
The father of the newborns said his wife gave birth to the twin girls at Mansoura University Hospital, after undergoing a Caesarean surgery.
Egypt's population reached 90 million on Sunday, December 6, according to the Chairman of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Abu Bakr al-Gendy.
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 in 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 said 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