Arab Republic of Egypt

جمهورية مصر العربية

 

Great Sphinx of Giza   -   Underwater Sharm el Sheikh   -   Luxor   -  Koshari   -  Valley of the Kings   -  Aswan   -  Abu Simbel Temples   -   Funeral Mask Of Tutankhamun  -   Lake Nasser   -   Djoser Pyramid

CAPITAL

Cairo

30°2′40″N 31°14′9″E

LANGUAGE

Official and national language:

Arabic

POPULATION

April 2018 - 97,153,471

AREA

1,010,408 km2

CURRENCY

Egyptian Pound

World Heritage Sites

7

Egypt is a transcontinental country in the Mediterranean. The Sinai Peninsula forms a land bridge, which spans the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia.

Egypt is bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

Egypt is the Land of the River Nile, magnificent monuments and pyramids. Cairo is the largest city in the Middle East and full of history from Cleopatra and the Pharaohs to Tutankhamun. The atmosphere in the city is both modern and exotic.

Many ancient ruins stand throughout Egypt and Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley. Egypt surprises with much more, you will see also modern culture, museums and liberal cities like Alexandria. There is the ancient capital Memphis and the necropolis of Saqqara, with one of the oldest staircase pyramids and the historic palace city of Luxor on the Nile with its beautiful temples. The Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, the Karnak Temple or the Valley of the Kings are great landmark attractions to be mentioned. Cruising the Nile is a huge tourist attraction meandering its way through the Sahara and the sand dunes.  The red sea and the Mediterranean coast with its stunning underwater world also big attractions.

South of Hurghada, on the Red Sea, lies Sahl Hasheeh with its very long sandy beach and luxurious resorts. Surrounded by the mighty Red Sea Mountains in the west and the infinite, crystal clear waters of the Red Sea to the east.