Info Hostels photo 354 ©

Egypt Facts

Travel Informed

Egypt Egypt migth make you think pyramids, temples, mummies, desert, and Pharaohs, but that would just be a little part of what there is to see. The largest city in africa, Cairo where you won't be bored, experience the Egyptian antiquities and different neighborhoods, and then later the lively nightlife. You can also experience the great Nile River going through the country. Divided by the Suez Canal you will find the little rest of Egypt at the Sinai Peninsula.

Area: 998.002 Km²
Population: 69.537.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 70 pop/Km²
System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Cairo (6.500.000 pop., 13.000.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Alexandria 3.585.000 pop., Al Jizah 2.200.000 pop., Shubra el-Khema 710.000 pop., Port Said 400.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab 85%, Bedouins, Nubian, Berbers and others 15%
Border countries: Libya WEST, Sudan SOUTH, Israel and Gaza Strip (Palestine) EAST
Principal mountains: Jabal Katrina 2637 m
Principal rivers: Nile 1550 Km (egyptian tract, total 6671 Km)
Principal lakes: Nasser 5500 Km² (artificial)
Principal islands: Jazirat Shadwan
Climate: Mediterranean - arid
Language: Arabic (official), Arab-egyptian dialect, English, French
Religion: Sunni Muslim 90%, Coptic Christian 7%
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Fixed public holidays: 25/4, 1/5, 18/6, 23/7, 6/10, 24/10, 23/12
Dialling code: 0020
GMT: +2

World Heritage List:
Abu Mena (1979)
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (1979)
Islamic Cairo (1979)
Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (1979)
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae (1979)
Saint Catherine Area (2002)
Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley) (2005)

Book Hostels in Cairo.

Read blog news about Cairo

0 properties in Cairo  

City: Cairo
Country: Egypt
Published on 08-Giu-2008
[ Book Hostels in Cairo ]
Top Related Cairo News.
  • Photo of Cairo,  the Mother of the World, Cairo

    03.05.2015. Cairo, the Mother of the World The river Nile is the main energy source of Egypt, there wouldn't be any electricity, food or great ...

  • Photo of Pyramids, sand covered tombs and temples, Cairo

    12.11.2013. Pyramids, sand covered tombs and temples ere is no other country that would say so often Welcome, and would actually mean it, Egyptians still...

  • Photo of Sound and Light Show, Cairo

    07.02.2012. Sound and Light Show Very famous holiday destination is Cairo in Egypt, also some particular shows will be waiting for yo...

  • Photo of Mother of the world Cairo, Cairo

    04.30.2012. Mother of the world Cairo It would be a particular holiday destination, if you look for that, traffic jam, smog blanket, wall ...

  • Photo of Largest city of Egypt is Cairo, Cairo

    04.19.2011. Largest city of Egypt is Cairo Its a city which is not so easy to find in your way around, but the capital is worth the effort. Cai...

  • Photo of The Other Egypt , Cairo

    10.17.2008. The Other Egypt During the Abu Simbel Festival crowds fill the temple at sunrise to watch the shafts of light slowly...

  • Photo of International Yoga Festival, Cairo

    05.26.2008. International Yoga Festival The Third International Yoga Festival: "The Wonders Of The World Peace Pilgrimage: From Giza to Pet...