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The Arab Republic of Egypt (Arabic: Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah, جمهوريّة مصر العربيّة, where Misr (مصر) is the word for Egypt) is a large nation of northeastern Africa. It includes the Sinai Peninsula, possibly considered part of Asia. The main area of habitation is along the Nile river. Large areas of land are part of the Sahara Desert and very sparsely inhabited.

The capital city is Cairo (القاهرة). Other towns and cities include Alexandria, Aswan, Asyut[?], El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Giza, Hurgharda[?], Luxor, Kom Ombo, Port Safaga[?], Port Said, Sharm el Sheikh[?], Shubra-El-Khema[?], Suez, Zagazig

جمهوريّة مصرالعربيّة
coat of arms
(In Detail) (Full size)
National motto: Xxxxx
Official language Arabic
Capital Cairo
President Hosni Mubarak
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 29th
1,001,450 km²
0.6%
Population
 - Total (Year)
 - Density
Ranked xth
xxx,xxx
xxx/km²
Independence
 - Declared
 - Recognised
(Event Xxxx)
February 28, 1922
(Year)
Currency Egyptian pound
Time zone UTC +2 (EET[?])
National anthem Bilady, Bilady, Bilady[?]
Internet TLD.EG
Calling Code20

Table of contents

History Main article: History of Egypt

Politics Main article: Politics of Egypt

Governorates Main article: Governorates of Egypt[?]

Egypt is divided into 26 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah):

Ad Daqahliyah[?], Al Bahr al Ahmar[?], Al Buhayrah[?], Al Fayyum[?], Al Gharbiyah[?], Al Iskandariyah[?], Al Isma'iliyah[?], Al Jizah[?], Al Minufiyah[?], Al Minya[?], Al Qahirah[?], Al Qalyubiyah[?], Al Wadi al Jadid[?], Ash Sharqiyah[?], As Suways[?], Aswan, Asyut[?], Bani Suwayf[?], Bur Sa'id[?], Dumyat[?], Janub Sina'[?], Kafr ash Shaykh[?], Matruh[?], Qina[?], Shamal Sina'[?], Suhaj[?].

Geography Main article: Geography of Egypt

Economy Main article: Economy of Egypt

Demographics Main article: Demographics of Egypt

Culture Main article: Culture of Egypt

List of famous Egyptian people

Holidays
DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks

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