About Egypt

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  • Telecommunication
    TELEPHONE CODE:
    To Make a Call From Egypt, Dial 00
    To Make a Call to Egypt, Dial +20
    INTERNET SUFFIX: .eg
    COMPUTERS: 3.7 per 100 Inhabitants
    TELEPHONE LINES: 10.2 per 100 Inhabitants
    INTERNET USERS: 44.1 per 100 Inhabitants
    ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY: 99.6% of the Population

 

 

Capital: CAIRO
Population
TOTAL POPULATION: 89,579,670
NATURAL INCREASE: 2.2%
DENSITY: 90 Inhabitants/km²
URBAN POPULATION: 43.1%
POPULATION OF MAIN CITIES: Cairo (7,740,018); Alexandria (4,028,028); Giza (3,021,542); Subra Al-Haymah (1,025,569); Port Said (570,603).
ETHNIC ORIGINS: The Egyptian population is very homogeneous. More than 99% of the population is of Egyptian origin.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Classic Arabic is the official language of the State and only about 50% of the population understands it. The Egyptian Arabic (Masri) is the language spoken by the entire population.
OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Armenian, Domari, Nubian and Dongola.
BUSINESS LANGUAGE(S): Egyptian Arabic and English. Some members of the business community also know French and German well.
RELIGION: 93.8% of Egyptians are Muslims. The other religions represent 6.2% of the population. The Copts form the main religious minority and the main Christian community of the East.

LITERACY RATE: 71.4%
Local Time:
It is 12:41 Noon In Cairo
Exchange Rate on January 23, 2016:
NATIONAL CURRENCY: Egyptian Pound (EGP)

1 EGP = 0.1277 USD, 1 USD = 7.8303 EGP
1 EGP = 0.1183 EUR, 1 EUR = 8.4551 EGP
Country Overview
AREA: 1,001,450 km²

TYPE OF STATE: Republic based on the constitution of 1971 revised in 2005. The state has a presidential system of government.
TYPE OF ECONOMY: Lower-middle-income economy; Emerging financial market..
The Egyptian Economy essentially relies on tourism, revenue from the Suez Canal, revenue from private transfers and the export of oil and gas.
HDI*: 0.682/1
HDI (WORLD RANK): 110/187
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.