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Egypt

Official English Name: Arab Republic of Egypt

Official Local Name(s): جمهورية مصر العربية

Common English Name: Egypt

Capital: Cairo

REGION
Northern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Israel (Northeast)
Libya (West)
Sudan (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Mediterranean Sea (North)
Red Sea (East)
TOTAL AREA
1,001,450 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
2,612 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
2,450 km
CLIMATE
Desert
TERRAIN
Vast desert plateau
Central river valley and delta
HIGHEST POINT
Mount Catherine (2,629 m)
LOWEST POINT
Qattara Depression (-133 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Natural gas
Iron ore
Phosphates
Manganese
Limestone
Gypsum
Talc
Asbestos
Lead
Rare earth elements
Zinc
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Earthquakes
Floods
Landslides
Sandstorms
Dust storms
Hot windstorms
DEMONYM
Egyptian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Egyptian (98%)
European (1%)
Berber/Nubian/Bedouin/Beja (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
French
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (90%)
Christian (10%)
POPULATION
94,666,993
LARGEST CITY
Cairo (12,230,350)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Alexandria (4,594,360)
Giza (3,628,062)
Shubra-El-Khema (1,099,354)
Suez (655,159)
Mansourah (632,900)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
27 Governorates
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
28 February 1922 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Golden eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Bilady, Bilady, Bilady
GDP PER CAPITA
$11,800 (USD)
CURRENCY
£ (Egyptian Pound)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = £13.77
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.eg
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+20

There is a field of study that focuses only on Egypt and its history, known as Egyptology.

Taking a fist with your thumb pointing outward and rubbing it on the palm of your other hand is usually accompanied with teasing of some sort.

To show embarrassment or secondhand embarrassment, Egyptians will bite their index finger lightly.

Shaking your hand around in a circle (like you’re holding a ball) shows confusion.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html (Majority of information)

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/egypt-population/cities/ (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 3 November 2016