Egypt

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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: 104,124,440 (2020)

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 - May 12, 2021: Zayed Orders Incentives, Privileges for Fellowship Physicians - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Health Minister Hala Zayed has ordered the allocation of financial incentives and administrative privileges for physicians enrolled in the Egyptian fellowship program in urgent specialties.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Shoukry Calls for End of All Violations Against Al Aqsa Mosque - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Egypt calls upon Israeli authorities to end all violations against Al Aqsa Mosque and stop attempts to evict Sheikh Jarrah residents in Al Quds (East Jerusalem) from their homes, said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Tuesday.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Egypt's AMR Mahliba Clinches Gold At ISSF Shotgun World Championship - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Youth and Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi congratulated Tuesday Egyptian shooter Amr Mahliba who won the gold medal at the 2021 ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Italy, after a fierce competition with game superstars.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Shoukry Takes Part in Arab League's Emergency Meeting On Al Quds - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry took part in an extraordinary meeting of the Arab Foreign Ministers to discuss means of confronting Israeli aggression on Al Quds (East Jerusalem), Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez tweeted.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Egypt to Host Int'l Conference On Artificial Intelligence - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Egypt will host virtually an international conference on artificial intelligence (World AI Show) which will be organized on May 31 by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) in cooperation with Trescon Global company.