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Egypt has a population of 76.9 million people.

Capital city and population

Egypt's capital is Cairo with 7.9 million inhabitants.

GDP and military spending as a percentage

Egypt has a GDP of 1,739 US dollars per capita. 2.7% of Egypt's GDP goes to the military.


The Egyptian elementary school is eight years mandatory. Children start school when they are six years. But they are many who leave school after this, most do not even go to school as they have to go on. Most people who drop out are most girls living in rural areas. In poor areas of southern Egypt is only half of the children in school. The school should be free of charge with the inclusion of costs in the 2000s. There are shortages of teachers and materials, it is about 40-45 students in each class. But there are also places in Egypt where there are 60 students per teacher. An alternative is to send their children to Islamic schools, they are very popular in Egypt. In Egypt, there are twelve public universities and some private. Compared to other Arab countries, there are many graduates in Egypt many, but there are also many illiterate. Both high school and university in Egypt is overcrowded.


In Egypt, Islam is the dominant religion, 94% of the population are Sunni Muslims. In Egypt, there have been several Muslim extremists who have formed terrorist groups. The terrorist groups have mainly attacked everything western, eg shops and restaurants. But all Muslim terror has declined since the late 1990s. In Cairo there is a mosque which is considered to be Sunni Muslim Supreme Council. There are also Christians in Egypt, most are the Coptic Christians, Copt means Egyptian and Coptic Christians are called those Egyptians and Christians. There are also Greek Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants. Jews are very few in Egypt, they have been wars between Egypt and Israel in 1967, as Jews are not so welcomed in Egypt. Copts and Muslims have also been feuding.


In Egypt uses Egyptian pound currency


Egypt is a socialist democratic republic. President of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, since 1981. All decisions taken by him and his closest politicians. The military is very loyal to Mubarak. Each time a president elected, he controls in six years. Mubarak's party, the NDP leader and there is no one who can compare their lot with Mubarak, firm than they try. People like Mubarak's party. It is Islamic law, Sharia, which is the basis of all laws and legislation, but there is a French influence. The police may use any technology they want to prevent terrorism, even shooting them as rebels and vandalizing. They are the death penalty in Egypt. One should not criticize or question the Parliament or anything they do, there's a prison sentence for that. They are groups that villa that you should delete these.

Which continent

Egypt is located in northeastern Africa.

Neighboring Countries

Egypt's neighbors, Israel, Sudan and Libya.

Nature and Climate

More than 90% of Egypt is desert, there are also shrub and grass clogs. Egypt's longest river, and perhaps the most famous is the Nile. Because it does not rain so much in Egypt, the Nile had to take care of the Egyptians water needs. Along the Nile from north to south is almost all land cultivated. In Egypt, the following animals; ibex and different kinds buck, different kinds of sand and desert foxes, jackals, hyenas, leopards and several types of wild cats (not the lions). Bird life in Egypt is very big different kind of storks and raptors there is a lot of. Egypt's best-known insect is the beetle, scarbe. There are also a lot of scorpions. Egypt is located in subtropiska- and tropical zone. Summers are very warm 30 ° C, in winter, the temperature of +20 ° C. On the Mediterranean coast, the climate is humid. Dust storms are common in deserts. The average rainfall for the whole of Egypt is 250 mm per square meter. Southern Egypt is always warmer.

Natural resources

Natural resources in Egypt is mainly Nile, but oil and gas, there is a lot of. Coal, phosphate, iron ore, limestone, uranium, zinc, manganese, chromium, copper, etc. are also available. Egypt has mines and other machines to produce all natural resources. They are sent to industry or exported.


Egypt, the Arab world's most developed industries, such as food, textiles, cement, metal, cars, fertilizers and chemicals. But because the population is so much, it takes a lot of industry, many want a job and the industry can not produce as many finished products are sent to the shops. Demand is high and fatigue industry. It does not export so much for everything needed, but those imported will be competition for the products manufactured in Egypt. They are the private small businesses that are leaders in Egypt. In the past, textile and food industry leader, now is the oil industry that is in the top, but they produce as clear a lot of textile and food. These three factors are dominant.

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