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Egypt population reaches 100 million people: statistics agency

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CAIRO (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Alex Richardson

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