Description about Map :- The culturally rich Arab Republic of Egypt is among the most populous countries in Africa. Egypt covers an area of about 390,000 sq miles and the nation is one of the most significant in terms of ancient history and as a tourist destination. The Map of Egypt is an excellent guide to understanding the major tourist attractions of this ancient country - the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, the Aswan Dam, the Pharaonic Wedding of Luxor, the Open-air Museum, the Abu WlHaggagMoulidtheArchetectural Monuments and Namma Bay near Sharm Al Shaikh, the Opera House, Art Festival, and Egyptian Museum of Cairo, and Wafaa Al Nil, Abu Al Abbas, and Al Mursi Mosque of Alexandria. Most of Egypt is covered by the deserts – the White Desert, the Black Desert, the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert, and the Libyan Desert. The Nile runs from south to north leaving a very fertile valley where most major cities of the country have sprung up. These cities include Aswan, Luxor, Quena, Sohag, Asyut, Al Faiyum, Giza, Cairo, Tanta, Alexandria, Port Said, Dumyat, and Damanhur.
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Ancient Egyptian personalities like Nefertiti, Cleopatra and Tutankhamun have become immortal and a subject of much scholarship. Despite the country's association with the oldest of wonders, the Egyptian economy remains very modern and developed among the entire Middle East region. Sectors such as industry, service, tourism and agriculture hold an important place. However, the strongest industries are based on oil, hydro power and natural gas.
Even though Egypt was established a republic, it was under Emergency Law since 1967. In 2011, however, a mass revolution that influenced similar sentiments in the neighboring countries, resulted in the end of a 30-year-long dictatorship rule.
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Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west.
Cairo is the largest and the capital city of Egypt. It is the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Cairo is located near Nile Delta and was founded in 969 AD. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture.
Official NameArab Republic of Egypt
Area1,001,450 Sq km
Form of GovernmentUnitary Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic
National DayJuly 23
Head of GovernmentPresident
Prime MinisterHesham Kandil
CurrencyEgyptian pound (EGP)
GDP (PPP)$519 billion (2011 Est.)
Major languagesArabic(official), English and French