Total Population (million): 75.4665387047
Annual growth rate: 1.82566%
Urban population: 42.98%
Official Language: Arabic (understood by about 50% of the population).
A majority of Egyptians speak the dialectal Arabic or Egyptian
Other languages spoken: There are some minorities speaking Armenian,
Domari, Nubian, Greek, Dongola.
Business language: Literary Arabic, but also English and French.
Religion: 93.8% of Egyptians are muslims. The prayer represents an
essential part of the daily life of the faithful, that the muezzin
calls for 5 times a day, from the hight of minarets. The supreme
religious authority is the sheik Al Azhar, whose role is to define
the official line of Islam. The others religions represent 6.2% of
the population. The Coptes compose the main religious minority.
Before Islam, Christianism was the predominant religion in the
region, one of the first to embrace this faith.
Area: 1001450 kmÂ²
Type of State: Arab Republic based on parliamentary democracy where
President is very dominating.
Type of economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial
An economy based principally on tourism and the revenue generated by
the Suez Canal.
To call from Egypt, dial 00
To call in Egypt, dial 20
Internet suffix: .eg
Access to electricity: n.c.