27 February 2017

Egypt: Cairo to Be the Fastest-Growing City in the World in 2017 - Report

Cairo — The population of metropolitan Cairo is forecast to grow by 0.5 million in 2017 alone, ranking first among the fastest-growing cities in the world, according to a report by Euromonitor International.

Alexandria and Cairo were among the 20 fastest-growing cities in the world, with Alexandria ranking in the 19th spot.

The world's urban population is growing at 2 per cent annually, "but some cities exceed this growth rate by a wide margin," according to the report.

The fastest growing cities will be the Middle East and Africa, including Nigeria's Abuja and Qatar's Doha.

"In the developed world, cities' populations remain relatively young, and some urban areas continue to develop at a faster rate than the developed world is accustomed to," the report stated.

"In emerging and frontier markets, major metropolitan areas account for a large share of the observed economic growth."

Egypt's population has grown to 92.5 million according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Head of the Population Statistics sector Amal Nour al-Din at CAPMAS projected a population increase of 2 million this year across the country.

Egypt

Egypt's El-Sisi, Ethiopian Premier to Attend Crucial Nile Summit

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegne, have both confirmed attendance of… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.