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Capital: Cairo

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi


  • Based mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum exports, exports of natural gas, and tourism.
  • Economic conditions have started to improve considerably after a period of stagnation from the adoption of more liberal economic policies by the Government as well as increased revenues from tourism and a booming stock market.

Population: 92,765,000 (2016)

Land Size: 1 million sq km (386,874 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Arab: 99.6%
  • Other: 0.4%

  • Muslim (mostly Sunni): 90%
  • Coptic: 9%
  • Christian: 1%


  • Arabic (official)
  • English
  • French



  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: UN Rights Body Must End Shameful Silence On the Country - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [HRW] Repression of rights defenders, journalists, and opposition in Egypt has reached levels not seen in decades - from legislation effectively banning NGOs, to enforced disappearances, long-term arbitrary detention, and extrajudicial killings.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Sisi Meets Cypriot President On Fringe of UNGA - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi had a meeting on Tuesday with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session to discuss bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of energy .
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Sisi Meets Serbian President On Sidelines of UNGA - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi conferred on Tuesday with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić to discuss economic and trade cooperation between their countries.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Combating Terrorism - a Priority On the Agenda of the President's Visit to the United Nations - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Combating terrorism at the regional and international level is the top priority on the agenda of the current visit of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to the United Nations. According to a report prepared by State Information Service, Egypt's interest in this issue has gained more importance at this session of the UN General Assembly than the previous three sessions.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: President Sisi to Meet U.S. Counterpart in New York - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will meet on Wednesday his US counterpart Donald Trump here in New York.