Egypt Facts

Egypt Facts

Egypt is an Afro-Asiatic transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. See the fact file below for more information about Egypt.

Capital
Cairo

Population
70,712,345 (July 2002 est.)

Area
total: 1,001,450 sq km
land: 995,450 sq km
water: 6,000 sq km
slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico

Type of Government
Republic

Money
Egyptian pound (EGP)

Climate
desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters

Primary Language
Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

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