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Country Profile: Egypt

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Natalie Alper-Leroux

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Country Profile: Egypt
Natalie Alper-Leroux
Hour 3 lowest point: Qattara Depression (-133 m)
arable land: 2.92% total area: 1,001,450 sq km official name: Arab Republic of Egypt capital: Cairo chief of state: President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak government type: republic population: 78,866,635 infant mortality rate: 27 deaths (per 1,000 live births) Life expectancy (at birth): 72 years Ethnic Groups:
Egyptian 99.6%
Other 0.4% Religious Groups:
Muslim (mostly Sunni): 90%
Coptic: 9%
Other forms of Christianity: 1% Top 3 Exports:
crude oil and petroleum products
cotton
textiles Top 3 Imports:
machinery and equipment
foodstuffs
chemicals Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP) Exchange rate (EGP per USD): 5.6 Population below poverty line: 20% Unemployment rate: 9.7% Number of mobile telephones: 55.35 million Number of TV broadcast stations: 64 Literacy rate: 71.4% Population density: 78.75 people per sq mile New Discovery Shows That Slaves Did Not Build The Pyramids http://tinyurl.com/y3yufgt Muslim Brotherhood's New Leader Won't Advance The Group On a Political Stage Mohammed Badie, a conservative ideologue and new supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's main (and technically illegal) oppositionist group, is now unlikely to challenge President Mubarak's government. This shows a shift inside the Brotherhood towards focusing more on religious instruction than political influence. Current Events highest point: Mount Catherine (2,629 m) Geography Government People Male: 70 years Female: 75 years Male: 83% Female: 59.4% Economy When you hear "Egypt", what do you think of? http://tinyurl.com/yb2ch65 Newly uncovered 4,000-year-old tombs near the Pyramids of Giza hold the skeletons and burial objects of paid laborers, not slaves. This misconception dates back to the Greek historian Herodotus and was propagated by Hollywood movies.
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