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Ally Hustings

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Transcript of Egypt.

Double click anywhere & add an idea Ally Hustings, Middle Eastern Studies
Egypt Country: Egypt
Capital: Cairo
Government: Republic
Current Leader: Prime Minister Ahmed Mohamed Nazif
Land Area: 1,001,450 sq. miles
Percent of Arable land: 2.92
Highest Point of Elevation: Mt. Catherine; 2,629m
Lowest Point of Elevation: Qattara Depression; 133m Political Map:
Physical Map: Population: 78,866,635

Population Density:

Life Expectancy: 72 years Infant Mortality Rate: 27 deaths/1,000 births

Literacy Percent: 72

Unemployment Percent: 9.7

Percent below Poverty Line: 20 Two Largest Ethnic groups:
Egyptian: 99.6 Other: 0.4

Two Largest Religions:
Muslim: 90 and Coptic: 9
Christian: 1 Top three Exports:
1. Crude Oil/petroleum Products
2. Cotton
3. Textiles

Top Three Imports:
1. Machinery/Equipment
2. Food
3. Chemicals Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Exchange Rate (US): 1 EgP is
equal to 0.18 US Dollar Number of Mobile telephones: 55.35 million

Number of Television Stations: 64 Current News:

Archaeologists uncovered bronze coins bearing the image of ancient Egyptian ruler King Ptolemy III in an oasis south of the cairo. Also found were necklaces made of ostrich eggshell.
383 items dating back more than 2,250 years were found.

Of Greek origin, the Ptolemaic dynasty ruled from around 330 BC to 30 BC and was Egypt's last before the country fell under Roman rule.


Seventeen members of Congress are pressing the State Department to act on the violent marriages that coptic christian women are forced into. This leaves them victim to physical and sexual abuse, rape, commercial sexual exploitation, and captive slavery.

The bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote on April 16 to Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, who heads up American efforts to thwart human trafficking around the globe. In their letter, they ask the State Department to confront the "criminal phenomenon" of forced marriage they say is on the rise in Egypt.
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