About Egypt 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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Spread over 390,000 square miles, Egypt has a population of over 82 million, making it the most populated country in the Middle East. The per capita nominal GDP of Egypt is currently estimated at $6,540, with a total of over $235 billion.
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 Name Arab Republic of Egypt
Lat Long30.033333, 31.216667
Official LanguageArabic(official), English and French
Form of GovernmentUnitary Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic
Prime MinisterIbrahim Mahlab
GDP$519 billion (2011 Est.)
Time ZoneEET (UTC+2[b])