1 m total: 1,002,000 sq km
land: 995,450 sq km
water: 6,000 sq km million
sq km (386,874 sq miles)
77 million (UN, 2005)
Major Cities: Alexandria, Aswan,
Luxor, Port Said, Suez, Sharm El Sheikh, Mersa Matrouh.
(official), English and French widely understood.
Revolution Day, 23 July (1952).
Egyptian Pound = 100 Piasters
Egypt, days are commonly warm or hot, and nights are cool.
Egypt has only two seasons: a mild winter from November to
April and a hot summer from May to October. The only
differences between the seasons are variations in daytime
temperatures and changes in prevailing winds.
The average annual temperature
increases moving southward from the Delta to the Sudanese
border, where temperatures are similar to those of the open
deserts to the east and west. The annual average
temperatures in Upper Egypt is 20 ° C at day and 7° C at
night, while in Lower Egypt is 25° C at day, and 17° C at
Egypt Geographical Borders:
Egypt's natural boundaries consist of more
than 2,900 kilometers of coastline along the Mediterranean
Sea, the Gulf of Suez, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Red Sea.
Situated at the northeastern corner of Africa
and includes the Sinai Peninsula., Egypt is bordered on the
north by the Mediterranean Sea, in the east by Israel,
Palestine, and the Red Sea, and to the west by Libya, and in
the South by Sudan.
Egypt shares its longest boundary, which
extends 1,273 kilometers, with Sudan.
Noon GMT=2.00 p.m.
Banks, usually work from 8:30 am to 4 pm. While government
authorities, work from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.