Egypt

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INFORMATION

Capital: Cairo

Government: Republic

Current President: Abdelfattah Said Elsisi

Economy:

  • 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: 86,900,000 (2014)

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

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Arab: 99.6%
  • Other: 0.4%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • English
  • French

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Agricultural Museum Documents Egyptian-Chinese Friendship - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Focac] Cairo -Occupying a massive area of land with eight premises separated by large gardens near downtown the capital Cairo, Egypt's Agricultural Museum is a distinguished destination for those seeking knowledge and entertainment at the same time.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Tanzania Calls for Ironing Out of Nile Water Differences - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Daily News] Nile River Basin Initiative member states have been advised to work together in attaining Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number six on water security and sanitation, by ironing out any likely differences in the use of water resources.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: Egypt's Tourist Numbers Increase By 25 Pct. in Dec. Year-On-Year - Central Bank - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The number of tourists visiting Egypt increased by 25 per cent year-on-year in December to reach 551,000, according to central bank data.
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: Aswan Museum's Annex Opened to the Public After Almost Six-Year Closure - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany opened on Tuesday the Aswan Museum's annex, located on the Elephantine Island, to the public after almost six years of closure.
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: Ethiopia Finishes Fourth in 2017 African Cycling Championships - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Ethiopian Herald] More than 20 countries have participated in the 2017 African Continental Cycling Championship, taking place in the Egyptian tourist city of Luxor between 13 and 19 February, 2017. Ethiopia finishes the race with an amazing performance fourth in the medal table registering a spectacular performance in the youth category.