snapshot_about_egypt(Key facts)
  President: Muhammad Hosni Mubarak                            

Area: 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)

Population: 77 million (UN, 2005)

Capital: Cairo

 Major Cities: Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, Port Said, Suez, Sharm El Sheikh, Mersa Matrouh.

Languages:  Arabic (official), English and French widely understood.

National Day: Revolution Day, 23 July (1952).

Currency: Egyptian Pound = 100 Piasters

Climate:  Throughout 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 night.

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.

LOCAL TIME: Noon GMT=2.00 p.m.

Work hours: Banks, usually work from 8:30 am to 4 pm. While government authorities, work from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.


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