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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Egypt section.
|Density||84.1 / km2 ( 217.7 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Cairo (Muhafazat al Qahirah)|
|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|
|Page on World Atlas||Egypt|
What is the capital of Egypt?
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
|Elevation||23 meters over sea level|
Most popular cities in Egypt
|#6||Al Mahallah al Kubra||431,052|
|#14||Kafr ad Dawwar||267,370|