Egypt Full Name :Arab Republic of Egypt

Egypt in Arabic :

Masr (Gomhuriat Masr Al- Arabia)

Capital :

Cairo

Government :

Republic

Currency :

Egyptian Pound (EGP) (LE), which is divided into100 piaster

Area :

Total 1,001,450 KM

Population :

78,887,007 (July 2006 EST.)

Language :

Arabic (official), English and French understood by educated People

Religion :

Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic Christian and others 10%

Calling Code :

20

Egypt :

Is a large country located in north-eastern Africa with its capital located in its largest city, Cairo? Egypt also extends into Asia by virtue of holding the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is bordered by Israel and Palestine to the north-east, by Jordan and Saudi Arabia to the east (across the Red Sea), by Sudan to the South and by Libya to the west. The country is bounded by the Mediterranean and Red Seas (to the north and east respectively) and geographically dominated both by the River Nile and its fertile well-watered valley, and by the Eastern and Western deserts. Egypt (together with its southern neighbor Sudan is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and – visible above all – its pyramids. Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists like few other countries and is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide.

Lower Egypt :

containing the northern Nile delta, and the Mediterranean coast; Cairo & Alexandria.

Middle Egypt :

the area along the Nile where the historical Upper and Lower kingdoms met

Upper Egypt :

a string of amazing temple towns located on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and Lake Nasser.

Western Desert :

location of the Western Oases: five pockets of green, each with their own unique attractions.

Red Sea Coast :

luxury beach resorts, diving and marine life.

Sinai :

rugged and isolated peninsula, with fascinating relics of the past and diving in Sharm El-Sheik.

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