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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 - Jul 27, 2017: Malkia Strikers Begin Quest for World Championships Spot - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Nation] The intense rivalry between Kenya and Egypt is again expected to dominate the women's volleyball African Zone V qualifiers for the World Championship in Nairobi.
  • Thu - Jul 27, 2017: IFC Board Approves Investment in World's Largest Solar Photovoltaic Generation Park in Egypt - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [PR Newswire] Cairo -The Board of Executive Directors of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, approved on July 20 an investment of $635 million that will help construct, operate and maintain up to 11 solar power plants in Egypt. The combined capacity of the plants amount to 500 megawatts. This will be one of the largest private foreign direct investments in the country's power sector in recent years.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Egypt Backs Reunion of South Sudan's SPLM - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [East African] Egypt will back efforts to reunite warring factions of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), led by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: 28 Sentenced to Death Over Top Prosecutor Killing - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Al Jazeera] An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death over the killing of a top prosecutor two years ago, security and judicial officials said.
  • Mon - Jul 24, 2017: Egyptian Physicians Help DR Congo Refugees - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Five Egyptian doctors arrived Sunday in Luanda, en route to Lunda Norte province, where they will provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Angolan territory.