General information on Egypt
Official name: Arab Republic of Egypt
Capital: Cairo. It is most big city in the Arabic World(Monde), Africa and the Middle East. It is the industrial and commercial area of Egypt.
Other main cities: Alexandrie, Tanta, Port Said, Luxor, Aswan, Zagazig and Assiout.
Population: 78.7 hab. (Estimation of May, 2008)
Language: Arab (official), Englishman (English people) and Frenchman (French people) (generally understood)
Flag: three-coloured consisted by some red, white and black, with the golden eagle of Salah Aldin situated in the middle which is the Egyptian national emblem.
Currency: Egyptian pound = 100 Piastres, 1 US dollar = approximately 5.452 Egyptian pounds.
Surface: total: 1 001 450 km², Earth: 995 450 km², Water: 6 000 km²
Location: In the North of Africa, lined by the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya, Gaza Strip and Red Sea, in the North of Sudan.
Geographical coordinates: 27 00 N , 30 00 E
Borders: Total: 2,665 km
Nearby countries: Gaza Strip (11 km), Israel (266 km), Libya (1 115 km), Sudan (1 273 km)
National day: July 23rd in commemoration of the Revolution of 1952. Independence: February 28th, 1922 (of the United Kingdom).
Ground: Vast desert tray cut by the Nile valley and the Delta.
Climate: Warmly, dry summer, with temperatures moderated in winter.