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Capital: CairoGovernment: 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



  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: FM - Egypt Receives Official Invitation From Russia to Attend Sochi Conference On Syria - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Abu Zeid said Egypt has received an official invitation from the Russian side to attend the Sochi Conference on Syria, scheduled by the end of January in Russia.
  • Mon - Jan 22, 2018: Shilongo Joins Egyptian Side - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Namibian] BRAVE Warriors striker Benson Shilongo has joined Egyptian Premier league side Al Assiouty on a three-and-a-half year deal.
  • Mon - Jan 22, 2018: More Arrests in Egypt's LGBT Crackdown, but No International Outcry - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [HRW] This week Egyptian police arrested 10 people in the latest assault on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the country under the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. But in the face of relentless persecution of sexual and gender minorities in Egypt, world leaders remain largely silent - or worse, praise al-Sisi as a "moderate" leader.
  • Fri - Jan 19, 2018: Sisi Attends Session On 'Economic Axis and Social Justice' At 'Story of a Homeland' Conf. - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday night attended a session titled "Economic Axis and Social Justice" on the fringe of the second day of the "Story of a Homeland" Conference, which kicked off on Wednesday.
  • Fri - Jan 19, 2018: Sisi - Updated Infrastructure Needed for Economic Reform Program - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underscored on Thursday the importance of having an updated infrastructure so that Egypt can apply its ambitious economic reform program that meets the aspirations of the people.