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Countries That Start With The Letter E

There are 8 countries that start with the letter E.

Egypt, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, East Timor, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, and Ethiopia have one thing in common; they all begin with the same letter. Nonetheless, each of these countries represents diverse cultures, traditions, people, linguistic groups, governments, and religions. These countries are equally geographically scattered in different parts of the world. Additionally, these countries have different abbreviations, for example, EG is the abbreviation for Egypt, TP is for East Timor, EC for Ecuador, SV is El Salvador, GQ is Equatorial Guinea, ER is Eritrea, and ET is Ethiopia.

A Closer Look at Three Countries That Start with the Letter E

Below are three brief profiles of Egypt, Ecuador, and Equatorial Guinea.

Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is an intercontinental state traversing the Northeast crook of Africa and the Southwest crook of Asia through the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is amongst the foundations of the civilization of the world which initiated writing, agriculture, urbanization, centralized government, and organized religion. The capital of Egypt is Cairo, and the country gained independence from Britain and became a republic in 1952. Egypt is famous for its ancient monuments and pyramids as well as the fact that a large portion of the land is a desert. Unknown to many, ancient Egypt was predominantly Christian until Islam took over and became a majority religion for over 1000 years now. Today, most of the population is Sunni Muslim and there are many Coptic Orthodoxy members. Many people live along the Mediterranean coast and along River Nile within cities like Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo, and Port Said. As of 2015, the country had approximately 90 million people within its 387,050 square miles territory divided into 29 governorates. Egypt went through several years of military rule until the revolutions of 2011 and 2013 that re-shaped the political landscape of the country.

Ecuador

Ecuador is a Spanish speaking country located in South America and along the Equator. This country borders Colombia, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean. The capital of Ecuador is Quito while the largest city is Guayaquil and the territory includes the Galapagos Island. As of 2011 estimates, the population was 15,007,343 people. Ecuador’ economy depends on petroleum and agriculture and it mainly exports bananas, flowers, and cocoa. Globally, this country is amongst countries with the most biodiversity per square mile, and its constitution recognizes the role of nature in the country. Although officially a Spanish speaking nation, Ecuadorians also speak Amerindian languages such as Quechuan, Awapit, Achuar-Shiwiar, and WaoTedeo. The majority of the population practice Christianity, followed by Buddhism and Judaism.

Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state whose official language is Spanish. Equatorial Guinea borders Cameroon, Gabon, and the Gulf of Guinea. With Malabo as the capital and Bata as the largest city, the country consists of the mainland Río Muni as well as the Bioko and Annobon islands. Other official international languages are French and Portuguese while recognized regional languages include Fang, Bube, and Annobonese. The Fang ethnic group make up more than 85% of the population, followed by Bubi (5.5%) and Mdowe (3.6%). This country is a unitary republic that gained independence from Spain in 1968 and covers an area of 10,830 square miles. The country’s 2009 census counted approximately 676,000 people and recorded a population density of 62.4 people per square mile.

Other Countries Starting with the Letter E

The other countries whose name begin with E are East Timor, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, and Ethiopia. Ethiopia and Eritrea are neighbors in the Horn of Africa. While Ethiopia was never colonized, Eritrea seceded from Ethiopia. Estonia, a member of NATO, is a small country in the Baltic region and borders Finland, Latvia, Russia, and Sweden. El Salvador is in Central America and is the smallest and most densely populated in the region. The country’ capital is San Salvador and the entire country has only two seasons, the dry season and the rainy season. This county borders the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, and Honduras. East Timor (The Democratic Republic of East Timor or Timor Leste) is in Southeast Asia and its capital and largest city is Dili.

Countries That Start With The Letter E

Countries That Start With The Letter E
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia

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