|Name: Arab Republic of Egypt||جمهوريه مصر العربية|
|Capital: Cairo||Official Language: Arabic (English & French are widely understood)|
|Area: 1,001, 450 sq km||Water: 6000 sq km|
|Calling Code: +20||Population: 76.5 million (2006)|
|Coast line: 2450 km||Land Boundaries: 2665 km|
|Foreign population: 0.36% of the total population||Population abroad: 3.9 million|
|Voltage: the voltage is always 220 in all tourist establishments.||Population Density: 74 / km2|
|Prophet Mohamed's birthday|
|Coptic Christmas Day|
|Revolution Day January 25|
|Sinai Liberation Day|
|Revolution Day July 23|
|Arafat Day (public sector holiday)|
|Armed Forces Day|
- Historically, Egypt is universally acknowledged as the world's most ancient state for its distinct 7,000-year-old record of civilization.
- It is one of the oldest cultures and civilizations in the world and is the world's 38th largest country.
- Having the only direct connection from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt is the most geo-strategically positioned country in the Middle East. It also includes the Sinai Peninsula (a land bridge to Asia).
- Egypt covers an area of about 1,001,450 square kilometers. Its borders are Libya to the West, Sudan to the South, Gaza Strip & Israel to the East.
- The Northern Coast borders the Mediterranean Sea. The Eastern Coast borders the Red Sea.
- Egypt's Capital is Cairo, which has been a cross roads of regional commerce and culture for centuries, and its intellectual and Islamic institutions are the center of the region's social and cultural development.
- Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East.
- Egypt is divided into 26 governorates, (called Muhafazat in Arabic). These governorates are further divided into regions.
- Each governorate has a capital.