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Where is Egypt?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Egypt covers 995,450 square kilometers of land and 6,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 30th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,001,450 square kilometers.

Egypt became an independent state in 1831, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Egypt is 83,688,164 (2012) and the nation has a density of 84 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). As well, the people of Egypt are refered to as Egyptian.

The dialing code for the country is 20 and the top level internet domain for Egyptian sites is .eg.

Egypt shares land borders with 4 countries: Libya, Sudan, Israel, Palestine.

To learn more, visit our detailed Egypt section.

Quick facts

Population 83,688,164
Density 84.1 / km2 ( 217.7 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1831
Capital Cairo (Muhafazat al Qahirah)
Currency Egyptian Pound
GDP 287,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 3,429 (2014 data)
Land Area 995,450 km2 (384,345 mi2)
Water Area 6,000 km2 (2,317 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Sudan, Libya, Israel
Minimum Longitude 24.700
Maximum Longitude 36.900
Mininum Latitude 21.720
Maximum Latitude 31.670

What is the capital of Egypt?

map showing the location of Egypt
Location of Cairo on a map.

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt. It has a population of 7,734,614, and is located on a latitue of 30.06 and longitude of 31.25.

Cairo is also the political center of Egypt, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Cairo, the Capital Of Egypt

City Cairo
Country Egypt
Population 7,734,614
Longitude 31.24967000
Latitude 30.06263000
Elevation 23 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Egypt

Rank City Population
#1Cairo7,734,614
#2Alexandria3,811,516
#3Al Jizah2,443,203
#4Port Said538,378
#5Suez488,125
#6Al Mahallah al Kubra431,052
#7Luxor422,407
#8Asyut420,585
#9Al Mansurah420,195
#10Tanda404,901
#11Al Fayyum306,393
#12Zagazig285,097
#13Ismailia284,813
#14Kafr ad Dawwar267,370
#15Aswan241,261
#16Qina235,362
#17Halwan230,000
#18Damanhur227,943
#19Al Minya227,150
#20Sohag209,419

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.