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Name: Egypt (Arabic: Misr) is officially the Arab Republic of Egypt

Region: North Africa but with the Sinai Peninsula connecting Africa to Southwest Asia / Middle East

Capital: Cairo

Area: 1,002,450 km2

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Bordering Countries:

  • Coast: Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea

Official language: Arabic

Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)

Internet TLD: .eg | Calling code: +20


Government: Semi-presidential republic

  • President: Mohamed Morsi
  • Vice President: Mahmoud Mekki
  • Prime Minister: Hesham Qandil

Ruling Party: Muslim Brotherhood


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History

  • Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt: c. 3150 BC
  • Independence from the United Kingdom: 28 February 1922
  • Declaration of the republic: 18 June 1953
  • The Egyptian revolution: 25 January 2011
  • Current Constitution: 30 March 2011

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