Egypt at a Glance
Egypt, officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, located in north-eastern Africa and south-western Asia. It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Israel and the Red Sea, on the south by Sudan, and on the west by Libya. The country has a maximum length from north to south of about 1086 km (about 675 mi) and a maximum width, near the southern border, of about 1255 km (about 780 mi). It has a total area of about 1,001,450 sq km (about 386,662 sq mi). The River Nile divides the country unevenly in two, while the Suez Canal provides a third division with the Sinai Peninsula. Beyond the highly cultivated Nile Valley and Delta, a lush green tadpole of land that holds more than 90% of the population, the landscape is mainly flat desert; Cairo is the capital and the largest city, and the most modern in the Middle East and ad Africa.
1,002,000 sq km (386,874 sq. mile
94,798.827 million (Census 2017). Population Density: 96/km2 per sq km.
Cairo (El Qahira). Population: 18.3 million (2006 estimate).
Arabic is the official language. English and French are widely spoken.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Time Zone: UTC+2(EET)
Calling Code: +20
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