Egypt

Egypt's flagLocation: North Africa
Official name: Arab Republic of Egypt
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1936 / 1982
Capital city: Cairo
Population: 84.5 million / 220 people per sq mile (85 people per sq km)
Total land area: 386,660 square miles (1,001,450 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Arabic (official language), French, English, Berber
Main religions: Muslim (mainly Sunni) 90%, Coptic Christian and other 9%, Other Christian 1%
Ethnic mix: Egyptian 99%, Nubian, Armenian, Greek, and Berber 1%
Government type: Transitional regime
Currency: Egyptian pound = 100 piastres
Literacy rate: 72%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3163 kilocalories


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