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

  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Tag Eddin - 40 Million Persons to Be Vaccinated Before Year End - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Presidential Adviser for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag Eddin said 40 million persons will be vaccinated against Covid-19 before the end of this year.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Egypt, Qatar Discuss Boosting Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] International Cooperation Minister Rania el Mashat discussed Wednesday with newly-appointed Qatari Ambassador to Egypt Salem bin Mubarak al Shafi means of reinforcing cooperation and ties between Cairo and Doha.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Egypt FM Arrives in Tripoli for Libya Stability‏ ‏conference - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Tripoli on Thursday to take part in the the international ministerial conference on the stability of Libya, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez tweeted.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: S. Sudanese President Lauds Historic, Brotherly Ties With Cairo - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit expressed appreciation to the historic and brotherly ties between Egypt and South Sudan.
  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Egypt Among Top 20 Best Markets Worldwide in EY Index - IDSC - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Egypt Online] The Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) said Egypt went up one place only in a span of five months in " Ernst & Young" international institution index this month.