Egypt's Population Growth Decelerates to 1.4%

Egypt's Population Growth Decelerates to 1.4%

Population growth in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, slowed to 1.4% in 2023, its lowest rate in decades, the planning ministry said on Thursday.

The current population is just over 106 million, according to Egypt's official statistics agency.

About 60% of citizens are estimated to live below or close to the poverty line in a country burdened by water scarcity, lack of job opportunities and overcrowded hospitals.

In 2019, Egypt launched "Two Is Enough", a family-planning campaign aiming to challenge traditions of large families in rural areas.

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