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Egypt : population growth declined by 8%

Egypt recorded an 8 percent decline in population growth rate in 2023 compared to 2022, according to a statement released by Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar.

Based on the official data, the number of births in 2023 reached 5,599 per day or nearly 233 per hour, the spokesman added.

Egypt’s birth rate has been declining over the past five years, dropping from 3.5 to 2.85 per woman, the health minister added, pointing out that the figures reflect the country’s recent efforts to confront population increase.

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