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Egypt Tourist Information
Egypt is a breathtaking country with millennia of history and some of the most outstanding landscapes in the world. The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations.

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Location
Middle East, North Africa.

Time
GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Friday in April to last Thursday in September).

Area
1,002,000 sq km (386,874 sq miles).

Population
76.5 million (census 2006).
Population Density
74.8 per sq km.

Capital
Cairo (El Qahira). Population: 18.3 million (2006 estimate).

Geography
Egypt is bordered to the north by the Mediterranean, to the south by Sudan, to the west by Libya, and to the east by the Red Sea and Israel. The River Nile divides the country unevenly in two, while the Suez Canal provides a third division with the Sinai Peninsula.

Beyond the highly cultivated Nile Valley and Delta, a lush green tadpole of land that holds more than 90% of the population, the landscape is mainly flat desert, devoid of vegetation apart from the few oases that have persisted in the once fertile depressions of the Western Desert. Narrow strips are inhabited on the Mediterranean coast and on the African Red Sea coast. The coast south of Suez has fine beaches and the coral reefs just offshore attract many divers. The High Dam at Aswan now controls the annual floods that once put much of the Nile Valley under water; it also provides electricity.

Government
Republic.

Head of State
President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak since 1981.

Head of Government
Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif since 2004.

Recent History
Hosni Mubarak is Egypt's longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali in the early 19th century and one of the longest-serving leaders in the Arab world. President Mubarak was re-elected in 2005 for his fifth successive term. In 2005, a constitutional amendment was passed to allow for free and direct presidential elections to be contested by multiple candidates following pressure form the US and domestic political groups. In previous elections, Egyptians voted yes or no for a single candidate appointed by Parliament.

The only opposition organisation which has broad public support, the Muslim Brotherhood, is outlawed and could not field a candidate. Mr Mubarak succeeded Anwar Sadat, who was assassinated in 1981. He is a great survivor, having escaped no fewer than six assassination attempts. The president appoints the prime minister.

Parliamentary elections in 2007 were won comfortably by the governing National Democracy Party
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Language
Arabic is the official language. English and French are widely spoken.

Religion
About 90% of the population follows Islam; the majority of the rest is Christian. All types of Christianity are represented, especially the Coptic Christian Church. There is also a small Jewish minority.

Electricity
Most areas 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Certain rural parts still use 110 to 380 volts AC.

Social Conventions
Islam is the dominant influence and many traditional customs and beliefs are tied up with religion. The people are generally courteous and hospitable and expect similar respect from visitors. Shaking hands will suffice as a greeting. Because Egypt is a Muslim country, dress should be conservative and women should not wear revealing clothes, particularly when in religious buildings and in towns (although the Western style of dress is accepted in modern nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and bars in Cairo, Alexandria and other tourist destinations). Official or social functions and smart restaurants usually require more formal wear. Smoking is very common.

Photography: Tourists will have to pay a fee to take photographs inside pyramids, tombs and museums.

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