Welcome to Egypt!

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is located in the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world. The second-longest river in the world, The Nile, runs through it, and it is home to the Pyramids and mummies.

Facts

Climate: Hot and dry

Population: 104 million people

Capital: Cairo

Government: Presidential Republic

Regions: 27 governorates

Languages: Arabic

Religion: 90% Muslims, 10% Christians

Literacy: 72% can read and write

Currency: Egyptian Pound

Economy: World's top dates producer

National Anthem: "Bilady, bilady, bilady (My Homeland)"

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History

  • 9000 BC - Hunter-gatherers settled the Nile
  • 3100 BC - Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing
  • 2950 BC - Menes, 1st Pharaoh, unites Egypt
  • 2700 BC - Papyrus is developed as a writing surface
  • 2600 BC - first pyramid built (architect is Imhotep)
  • 1550 - 1000 BC - Period known for pharaohs & tombs
  • 395 - Egypt becomes part of the Byzantine Empire
  • 641 - Arabs conquers Egypt and convert it to Islam
  • 1250 - Mamluks take control of Egypt
  • 1517 - Ottoman Turks conquered Egypt
  • 1798 - French, led by Napoleon, trys to invade Egypt
  • 1869 - Suez Canal built; Egypt now transport hub
  • 1882 - British defeat Egypt takes control of Egypt
  • 1915 - Revolution, country becomes a republic
  • 1922 - Becomes independent from British Empire

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