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Facts about Egypt

Administrative divisions: 26 governorates (muhafazat , singular - muhafazah); 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 Wadi al Jadid (New Valley) , As Suways (Suez) , Ash Sharqiyah , Aswan , Asyut , Bani Suwayf (Beni Suef) , Bur Sa'id (Port Said) , Dumyat (Damietta) , Janub Sina' (South Sinai) , Kafr ash Shaykh , Matruh (Western Desert) , Qina (Qena) , Shamal Sina' (North Sinai) , Suhaj (Sohag)
Area: total: 1 ,001 ,450 sq km land: 995 ,450 sq km water: 6 ,000 sq km
Background: The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood , coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west , allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. , and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C. , who in turn were replaced by the Greeks , Romans , and Byzantines. It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste , the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Following the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869 , Egypt became an important world transportation hub , but also fell heavily into debt. Ostensibly to protect its investments , Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882 , but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914. Partially independent from the UK in 1922 , Egypt acquired full sovereignty with the overthrow of the British-backed monarchy in 1952. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world) , limited arable land , and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to meet the demands of Egypt's growing population through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of red (top) , white , and black; the national emblem (a gold Eagle of Saladin facing the hoist side with a shield superimposed on its chest above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic) centered in the white band; design is based on the Arab Liberation flag and similar to the flag of Syria , which has two green stars in the white band , Iraq , which has an Arabic inscription centered in the white band , and Yemen , which has a plain white band
Capital: name: Cairo geographic coordinates: 30 03 N , 31 15 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins last Friday in April; ends last Thursday in September
Climate: desert; hot , dry summers with moderate winters
Currency code: Egyptian pound (EGP)
Ethnic groups: Egyptian 99.6% , other 0.4% (2006 census)
Geographic coordinates: 27 00 N , 30 00 E
Geography note: controls Sinai Peninsula , only land bridge between Africa and remainder of Eastern Hemisphere; controls Suez Canal , a sea link between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea; size , and juxtaposition to Israel , establish its major role in Middle Eastern geopolitics; dependence on upstream neighbors; dominance of Nile basin issues; prone to influxes of refugees
Government type: republic
Imports partners: US 11.7% , China 9.7% , Italy 6.5% , Germany 6.4% , Saudi Arabia 4.8% (2007)
Internet country code: .eg
Land boundaries: 2 ,450 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 2 ,665 km border countries: Gaza Strip 11 km , Israel 266 km , Libya 1 ,115 km , Sudan 1 ,273 km
Languages: Arabic (official) , English and French widely understood by educated classes
Location: Northern Africa , bordering the Mediterranean Sea , between Libya and the Gaza Strip , and the Red Sea north of Sudan , and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula
Map references: Africa
National holiday: Revolution Day , 23 July (1952)
Nationality: noun: Egyptian(s) adjective: Egyptian
Natural hazards: periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes , flash floods , landslides; hot , driving windstorm called khamsin occurs in spring; dust storms , sandstorms
Population: 81 ,713 ,520 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90% , Coptic 9% , other Christian 1%
Terrain: vast desert plateau interrupted by Nile valley and delta
Unemployment rate: 9.1% (2007 est.)

Capital of Arab Republic of Egypt

Al Qāhirah (click to view Al Qāhirah map)

Places in Egypt

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Egypt. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Alexandria Governorate (120 google map locations)
Aswan Governorate (139 google map locations)
Asyut Governorate (299 google map locations)
Beheira Governorate (948 google map locations)
Beni Suef Governorate (185 google map locations)
Cairo Governorate (55 google map locations)
Dakahlia Governorate (759 google map locations)
Damietta Governorate (140 google map locations)
Faiyum Governorate (402 google map locations)
Gharbia Governorate (365 google map locations)
Giza Governorate (238 google map locations)
Ismailia Governorate (56 google map locations)
Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate (805 google map locations)
Matruh Governorate (66 google map locations)
Minya Governorate (352 google map locations)
Monufia Governorate (338 google map locations)
New Valley Governorate (25 google map locations)
North Sinai Governorate (23 google map locations)
Port Said Governorate (5 google map locations)
Qalyubia Governorate (210 google map locations)
Qena Governorate (281 google map locations)
Red Sea Governorate (57 google map locations)
Sharqia Governorate (892 google map locations)
Sohag Governorate (280 google map locations)
South Sinai Governorate (16 google map locations)
Suez Governorate (17 google map locations)

Random cities in Egypt

Al Qāhirah, the capital city of Egypt.

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