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About Egypt

Egypt is situated in the northeastern part of Africa, bordered by Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, the Red Sea to the east, and Israel and Gaza Strip (Palestine) to the northeast, the Mediterranean Sea to the north. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northeast separates Egypt from Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Its strategic location has always played a significant role in its history, making it a crossroads between Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

Covering an expansive area of approximately 390,121 square miles, Egypt boasts diverse topography that ranges from the vast Sahara Desert in the west to the fertile Nile River Valley, where the majority of the population resides. The Nile, the world's longest river, meanders through the country, providing sustenance and supporting ancient civilizations for thousands of years.

Cairo, the sprawling capital city, is Egypt's heart and home to over 20 million people. It stands on the east bank of the Nile and is famous for its chaotic streets, bustling markets. Near Cairo there are iconic landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx of Giza. Other major cities include Alexandria, known for its stunning Mediterranean coastline; Luxor, home to the ancient city of Thebes and numerous well-preserved temples; and Aswan, a picturesque city with palm trees and a beautiful riverfront.

Tourism in Egypt

Tourism is a vital aspect of Egypt's economy, enticing visitors with its treasure trove of historical and cultural sites. The Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid, the only surviving wonder of the ancient world, remain significant attractions, as does the awe-inspiring Sphinx. Luxor's Valley of the Kings, where the famed tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered, is another must-visit site.

The Red Sea, renowned for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, lures diving and snorkeling enthusiasts to its coastal resorts such as Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. These resorts offer world-class facilities, white-sand beaches, and a myriad of water sports. Aswan, with its tranquil ambiance and the impressive Philae Temple, is often included in Nile River cruises along with Luxor.

History of Egypt

Egypt's history stretches back over 5,000 years. The ancient Egyptian civilization, known for its pyramids, hieroglyphics, and mummification practices, thrived along the Nile River. Egypt was later conquered by Alexander the Great, followed by periods of Roman, Byzantine, and Arab rule.

In modern history, Egypt gained independence from British occupation in 1952 and has since undergone social and political changes, while still remaining deeply connected to its historical roots.

Egypt's allure lies in its blend of ancient wonders, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture. From the mystique of the pyramids to the serene banks of the Nile, Egypt offers a kaleidoscope of experiences that leave a lasting impression on all who visit. It's a country that preserves its ancient past while looking towards the future, making it a remarkable destination for travelers seeking both history and adventure.

The Facts:
Flag: Flag of Egypt
Capital: Cairo
Area: 390,121 sq mi (1,010,408 sq km)
Population: ~ 113,000,000
Official language: Arabic
  • 85–90% Muslim
  • 10–15% Coptic Christians
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
Driving side: right
Calling code: +20
Internet TLD: .eg
Time zone: UTC+2 (EGY)
Summer (DST) UTC+3
Gross domestic product (PPP):
  • $1.809 trillion (Total)
  • $17,123 (Per capita)
Gross domestic product (nominal):
  • $398.397 billion (Total)
  • $3,770 (Per capita)

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List of Largest Cities in Egypt

  1. Cairo (11,000,000)
  2. Alexandria (6,300,000)
  3. Giza (4,500,000)
  4. Luxor (1,500,000)
  5. Shubra El Kheima (1,250,000)
  6. El Mahalla El Kubra (850,000)
  7. Port Said (800,515)
  8. Suez (750,000)
  9. Mansoura (650,000)
  1. Tanta (600,000)
  2. Asyut (550,000)
  3. Faiyum (540,000)
  4. Hurghada (500,000)
  5. Zagazig (450,000)
  6. Ismailia (440,000)
  7. Aswan (400,000)
  8. Damanhur (350,000)
  1. Damietta (325,000)
  2. Minya (300,000)
  3. Beni Suef (290,000)
  4. Shibin El Kom (280,000)
  5. Sohag (275,000)
  6. Qena (260,000)
  7. Arish (210,000)
  8. Banha (190,000)

The Best Coastal Towns in Egypt

  • Ras Shitan
  • Marsa Matrouh
  • Marakia
  • Ras Mohammed
  • Nuweiba

Main sights in Egypt

  • Giza Pyramid Complex
  • Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Luxor Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Abu Simbel
  • Cairo Old Town
  • Saqqara
  • White Desert National Park
  • Alexandria Old Town
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Temple of Seti I
  • Saint Catherine's Monastery
  • Wadi al Hitan
  • Dendera Temple complex
  • Siwa Oasis

Governorates of Egypt

List of Governorates of Egypt
Governorate Capital Area Population
Alexandria Alexandria 888 sq mi (2,300 sq km) 7,000,000
Aswan Aswan 24,219 sq mi (62,726 sq km) 1,800,000
Asyut Asyut 10,010 sq mi (25,926 sq km) 5,200,000
Beheira Damanhur 3,794 sq mi (9,826 sq km) 7,200,000
Beni Suef Beni Suef 4,229 sq mi (10,954 sq km) 3,700,000
Cairo Cairo 1,191 sq mi (3,085 sq km) 11,500,000
Dakahlia Mansoura 1,366 sq mi (3,538 sq km) 7,300,000
Damietta Damietta 351 sq mi (910 sq km) 2,100,000
Faiyum Faiyum 2,343 sq mi (6,068 sq km) 4,300,000
Gharbia Tanta 750 sq mi (1,942 sq km) 5,600,000
Giza Giza 5,090 sq mi (13,184 sq km) 10,000,000
Ismailia Ismailia 1,956 sq mi (5,067 sq km) 1,500,000
Kafr El Sheikh Kafr El Sheikh 1,339 sq mi (3,467 sq km) 3,900,000
Luxor Luxor 178 sq mi (460 sq km) 1,550,000
Matrouh Marsa Matruh 64,310 sq mi (166,563 sq km) 600,000
Minya Minya 12,463 sq mi (32,279 sq km) 6,500,000
Monufia Shibin El Kom 965 sq mi (2,499 sq km) 4,900,000
New Valley Kharga 169,923 sq mi (440,098 sq km) 330,000
North Sinai Arish 11,194 sq mi (28,992 sq km) 550,000
Port Said Port Said 519 sq mi (1,345 sq km) 850,000
Qalyubia Banha 434 sq mi (1,124 sq km) 6,300,000
Qena Qena 4,169 sq mi (10,798 sq km) 3,750,000
Red Sea Hurghada 45,984 sq mi (119,099 sq km) 550,000
Sharqia Zagazig 1,896 sq mi (4,911 sq km) 8,200,000
Sohag Sohag 4,256 sq mi (11,022 sq km) 5,800,000
South Sinai El Tor 12,074 sq mi (31,272 sq km) 150,000
Suez Suez 3,476 sq mi (9,002 sq km) 860,000

Geography of Egypt

Bordering Countries: Gaza Strip (Palestine), Israel, Sudan, Libya, Jordan (maritime boundary) and Saudi Arabia (maritime boundary).

Seas and Oceans: Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea.

Islands of Egypt: El Ikhwa Islands, Giftun Islands, Green Island, Mukawwa Island, Nelson's Island, Pharaoh's Island, Shadwan Island, Siyal Islands, Zabargad Island.

Mountains of Egypt: Mount Catherine (2,642m), Jabal Zubayr (2,634m), Jabal Abu Rumayl (2,624m), Jabal Umm Shuma (2,578m), Jabal al Khala (2,543m), Jabal al Li‘dah (2,455m), Jabal ath Thabţ (2,436m), Jabal Rimhan (2,413m), Jabal Abu Shajarah (2,343m), Jabal al Azraq (2,297m).

Last Updated: January 15, 2024