|Arab Republic of Egypt
جمهورية مصر العربية
Ǧumhūriyyat Maṣr al-ʿArabiyyah
"Bilady, Bilady, Bilady"
"My country, my country, my country"
and largest city
|-||Acting President||Adly Mansour|
|-||Acting Vice President||Mohamed ElBaradel|
|-||Acting Prime Minister||Hazem Al Beblawl|
|-||Upper house||Shura Council (dissolved)|
|-||Lower house||House of Representatives (dissolved)|
|-||Independence from the United Kingdom||28 February 1922|
|-||Republican regime||18 June 1953|
|-||Revolution Day||25 January 2011|
|-||Total||1,002,450 km2 (30th)
387,048 sq mi
|-||2011 estimate||81,015,887 (16th)|
|-||2006 census||76,699,427 (total)
incl. 3,901,396 abroad
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|HDI (2010)|| 0.620
medium · 101st
|Currency||Egyptian pound (
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2 (No DST Since 2011))|
|Drives on the||right|
|Internet TLD||.eg, مصر.|
|a.^ Literary Arabic is the sole official language. Egyptian Arabic is the national spoken language. Other dialects and minority languages are used regionally.
b.^ De facto interim head of state.
c.^ Densities are based on 2006 population figures. The gap between arithmetic and real densities is due to the fact that 98% of Egyptians live on 3% of the territory.
History[change | edit source]
Geography[change | edit source]
Egypt is a large country, but a large portion of it is desert. Most people live in areas around the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and along the Nile River. This includes the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, and Port Said. Not many people live in the desert. Today, Egypt has about 80 million people.
Egypt is divided into 29 areas, called Governorates of Egypt.
Politics[change | edit source]
Revolution[change | edit source]
In January 2011, thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo. They wanted Hosni Mubarak to leave office. He had been the President for last 30 years. On February 11, Vice President Omar Suleiman made an announcement. He said that Mubarak agreed to leave office. Suleiman also said that Mubarak directed the Supreme Council of the armed forces would run the country.
Religion[change | edit source]
Famous people[change | edit source]
Many famous people are from Egypt. Some of these include Omar Sharif, who was an international actor, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who was the first person from Africa to lead the United Nations, and four Nobel Prize winners: Anwar Sadat, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978, Naguib Mahfouz, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988, Ahmed Zewail, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999, and Mohamed ElBaradei, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Egypt's climate is good in winter and very hot in summer, depending on the time.
Governorates[change | edit source]
Egypt is divided into 27 governorates. The governorates are divided into regions. The regions have towns and villages. Each governorate has a capital. Sometimes capital has the same name as the governorate.
References[change | edit source]
- "Population Clock". Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics. 27 April 2013. http://www.capmas.gov.eg/?lang=2. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
- "Indicators From Final Results of 2006 Pop. Census Compared With 1996 Census" (PDF). Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics. http://www.msrintranet.capmas.gov.eg/ows-img2/htms/pdf/finalpop/5,7.pdf. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
- "Egypt". International Monetary Fund. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2011/01/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=82&pr.y=11&sy=2009&ey=2012&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=469&s=NGDPD%2CNGDPDPC%2CPPPGDP%2CPPPPC&grp=0&a=. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
- "Human Development Report 2010". United Nations. 2010. http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2010_EN_Table1.pdf. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
- Hope, Christopher; Swinford, Steven (15 February 2011). "WikiLeaks: Egypt's new man at the top 'was against reform'". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8326225/WikiLeaks-Egypts-new-man-at-the-top-was-against-reform.html. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
- "The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces: Constitutional Proclamation". Egypt State Information Service. 13 February 2011. http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Story.aspx?sid=53709. Retrieved 5 March 2011. "The Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces shall represent it internally and externally."
- de Blij, H. J.; Murphy, Alexander B.; Fouberg, Erin H. (2006). Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture (8th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 38. ISBN 9780471679516.
- Namatalla, Ahmed A; Mariam Fam and Zainab Fattah (2011-02-11). "Mubarak Resigns as Egyptian President". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-11/mubarak-leaves-presidency-hands-power-to-egypt-s-military-suleiman-says.html. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
Other websites[change | edit source]
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