Thursday, November 6, 2008

Overview about Egypt

From the great Pyramids of Giza to the spectacular Valley of the Kings, Egypt is full of history.
If you are planning a trip to Egypt, you should know the following about the

Egypt has plenty of land, but much of it is sparsely inhabited. This leads to a situation where nearly all of the people live along the Nile River, particularly in Cairo, Alexandria, and the Nile Delta. Cairo in particular is one of the world’s most densely populated cities with a whopping 3,800 people per square mile and roughly 18 million in the extended city.

Egypt covers an area of roughly 1,000,000 square kilometres. The capital is Cairo with a population of 18 million people. The climate is universally dry and hot. In the Summer but in the Winter the weather is always good.

The people of Egypt are known as “Egyptians.” The total population is over 77 million and growing at a rate of 1.78 percent per year. 94 percent claim to be Muslim. Arabic is the official language although English and French are also widely spoken.

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