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Egypt

Welcome to Egypt, a land rich in beauty, history and culture. Nearly 5,000 years ago, Egypt established itself as one of the world's most advanced and creative societies. Read on to learn more about this nation's ancient history and present global force.

OFFICIAL NAME: Arab Republic of Egypt

 

SIZE: 386,662 square miles, about three times the size of Mexico

 

POPULATION: 82,079,636 as of 2011

 

POPULATION UNDER 15: 33%

 

CAPITAL: Cairo

 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Arabic

 

CURRENCY: Egyptian pound

 

CLIMATE: Hot and dry summers; mild winters

 

PRODUCTS: Oil and petroleum products, textiles, metal products, chemicals, cotton, rice, corn, wheat

 

INVENTIONS: Papyrus, cosmetics, marshmallows

 

LITERACY RATE: 71.4%

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