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INFORMATION

Capital: CairoGovernment: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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: 99,413,317 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Bitok Wary of Egypt Ahead of Olympic Qualifiers - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Nation] Malkia Strikers head coach Paul Bitok has singled out Egypt as a potential dark horse ahead of the upcoming African Olympic qualifiers slated for January 2-10 in Cameroon.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Angola Attends Peace and Security Forum in Egypt - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Foreign Affairs Minister Manuel Augusto will travel this Wednesday to Aswan city, Republic of Egypt, where he will participate in the Africa Peace, Security and Sustainable Development Forum, which will take place from 11 to 12 December.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Ramaphosa Set to Meet Eskom Leadership After Decision to Cut Egypt Trip Short - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [News24Wire] The Presidency has confirmed to News24 President Cyril Ramaphosa will cut his trip to Egypt short, returning home to deal with the ongoing power crisis.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Sudan Participates in Talks On Renaissance Dam in Washington - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [SNA] Washington -Sudan delegation has participated in the discussions between the Foreign and Irrigation Ministers of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt which were hosted by the US Treasury in Washington on Monday to assess the results of the technical negotiations for the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that took place in Cairo and Addis Ababa.
  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: President Cyril Ramaphosa Visits Arab Republic of Egypt - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa is undertaking an Official Visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt taking place on 10 December 2019.