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date: 10 July 2020

Cairo, Egypt 20 million est. pop. 2012  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Pierre-Arnaud BARTHELPierre-Arnaud BARTHEL

A metropolis of nearly 20 million people, Cairo is Africa’s largest city. Based on current rates of urban growth (with approximately 500,000 new residents per year), the population will likely reach 25 million in2020and 35 million by2050. Given the uncertain political climate following the end of the long rule of Hosni Mubarak in2011, the future of the city and its people and environment is uncertain. Law enforcement, governance, participation, and decentralization remain huge challenges. ...

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