Facts About Egypt



Facts About Egypt

Egypt has a population of about 82 million inhabitants which makes it one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. Egypt is very famous due to the ancient pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

Egypt Facts

  • Location: Egypt is located in Northern Africa

  • Language: The official language in Egypt is Arabic. English and French are widely spoken by educated classes.

  • Currency: Egyptian pounds (EGP)

  • Population: 82,079,636 (July 2011 est.)

  • Land Size: 1,001,450 square kilometers

  • Capital: Cairo

  • Bordering Countries: Gaza Strip, Israel, Libya, Sudan

  • Bordering Body of Water: The Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Asian Sinai Peninsula

  • Industries: Textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures

  • Agriculture: Cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats

  • Land divisions: Egypt has 29 governorates; Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea), Al Buhayrah (El Beheira), Al Fayyum (El Faiyum), Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah (Alexandria), Al Isma'iliyah (Ismailia), Al Jizah (Giza), Al Minufiyah (El Monofia), Al Minya, Al Qahirah (Cairo), Al Qalyubiyah, Al Uqsur (Luxor), Al Wadi al Jadid (New Valley), As Suways (Suez), Ash Sharqiyah, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf (Beni Suef), Bur Sa'id (Port Said), Dumyat (Damietta), Helwan, Janub Sina' (South Sinai), Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh (Western Desert), Qina (Qena), Shamal Sina' (North Sinai), Sittah Uktubar, Suhaj (Sohag)

  • Major Cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Al Jīzah, Port Said, Suez, Al Maḩallah al Kubrá, Luxor, Asyūţ, Al Manşūrah, Tanda




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