:: AFRICA - Egypt

Capital: Cairo

Total Population (million): 75.4665387047
Annual growth rate: 1.82566%
Density: 75.74153inhab./km²
Urban population: 42.98%
Ethnic Origins:
Official Language: Arabic (understood by about 50% of the population). A majority of Egyptians speak the dialectal Arabic or Egyptian Arabic.
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.
Country overview

Area: 1001450 km²
Type of State: Arab Republic based on parliamentary democracy where President is very dominating.
Type of economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market
An economy based principally on tourism and the revenue generated by the Suez Canal.

Telephone code:
To call from Egypt, dial 00
To call in Egypt, dial 20
Internet suffix: .eg
Computers: 3.7
Telephone lines:
Internet users:
Access to electricity: n.c.


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