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Egypt Facts

  • Name: Egypt
    (long form) Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Capital City: Cairo (9,120,350 pop.)
    (19,439,541 metro)
  • Egypt Population: 85,294,388 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
    (conversion rates)

    Egyptian pound
    50 Egyptian pounds
  • Ethnicity: Egyptian 99.6%, other 0.4%
  • GDP total: $537.8 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $6,600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Subra al-Haymah, Port Said
  • Name: From the ancient Greek Aigyptos meaning, "Home of the ka of Ptah."
  • National Day: July 23
  • Religion: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%
  • Symbols

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.