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Transcript of Egypt
2. Physical Geography
3. Political Geography
4. Human Geography
8. Data File
10. Current Issues
11. Works Cited
Languages spoken: Arabic (official), English, French which is only widely understood by educated class
Religion: Muslim (sunni), 90% Christian
Education: Ages 10 and over can both read and write, go up to school only 14 years of age
college is free
Famous Musician: Umm Kulthum
Popular Foods: Kushari (national food),
Ful Medames, Roz Bil-Laban
Egypt was established 3100-2686 BC by King Menes. Cleopatra was born in 69 BC in Egypt and was the last active pharaoh. Alexandria quickly grew into one of the greatest cities in Egypt named after Alexander the Great. Egypt's Great pyramid of Piza was on the Seven Wonders of the world. Cats were sacred animals Egyptians believed they would bring good luck. Afterlife as well was very important to egyptians they believed in perserving dead bodies.
President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
1. Borders Meditteranean sea,between Libya-gaza strip.
2700 (N), 3000 (E)
2.The red sea acts like a boundary between Egypt to Saudia Arabia and Jordan
3.Further south past Aswan is the border which leads into Sudan
Republic Government is a form of government in which power is explicity vested in the people, who in turn exercise their power through elected representatives.
National holiday: Revolution Day 23 July (1952)
Day of independence: 28 February 1922
Tourism is one of the most important parts of Egypt' s economy.
At its peak in 2010 the sector employed about 12% of Egypt's workforce serving approximately 14.7 million visitors Egypt, and providing revenues of nearly $12.5 billion.
The celebrated tourist attractions of Egypt are the Millenia old monuments for which the Nile Valley is world famous. Principal among them are the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, the Abu Simbel Temple complex and Valley of the Kings near Luxor.
Cairo boasts teh Cairo Museum and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha and the coastal areas of Sinai Peninsula are very popular with visitors as well.
GDP: $288.4 billion
Major Exports: crude oil, petroleum products, fruits & vegetables, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals, processed foods
Major Imports: machinery and equipment, food stuffs, chemicals, wood products, fuels
Currency: Egyptian pounds
The egyptian flag consists in three colors- red, white and black with the golden eagle of Saladin on the white band. Egypt has one of the longest rivers in the world which is the mile which is 4,000 miles long. The nile as well splits into two different rivers the white nile and the blue nile. Egypt has many sights to see, but there are deserts which cover half of Egypt meaning many sandstorms. Alexandria is a major port in Egypt as well as a major city. Egypt has been around since 3150 BC for the ancient egyptian. Now Egypt is on of the most populated country's in Africa.
A soaring unemployment rate:
The North African country's unemployment reached 13.2% in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report by Egypt's Central Agency for public mobilization and statistics.
The crime rate has almost tripled since 2010.
the latest bloodshed socked Egyptians and the world, but it's only part of a larger increase in crime and violence in Egypt sine before the 2011 revolution. According to research by the Wilson Center, in 2010, there were about 200 reported incidents of armed robbery in Egypt; by 2012, that number had risen to 2,807 reported incidents.
Population Growth in Egypt
On March 24, 2014 revealed many worrying facts regarding Egypt's demographic future. The Egyptian population has been growing at unsustainable rates for decades, 2013 was a year of record growth, with the number of births reaching 2.6 million. This population boom comes at a time when the Egyptian government has struggled to deal with the additional stressors that emerge from the accelerating population growth rate seen in the country.
Life Expectancy: 71.13
Literacy rate: 73.8
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One million square miles classified into four regions; nile valley,western desert,eastern desert, and the sinai desert.
Due to climate zone classified as a desert most of the countries population live in only a few spots that are not desert.