General Information about Egypt
With The Sphinx, the Nile, and the pyramids, Egypt, located in north-east Africa is one of the most interesting country's to visit. With a population of 80,000,000 people Egypt is 1,001,449 sqaure kilometers in area, 94% of which is barren desert. Egypt is boredered by Libya, Sudan, Israel, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
With 90% of Egypt's population being Muslim, there are many Islamic holidays and events during the year. These will not affect traveling plans but will add to the beauty of Egypt with the colourful celebrations and parades which take place.
Egypt is home of the last remaining Wonder of the World - The pyramids of Giza and the magnificent Sphinx which are located not far from the country's capital city Cairo and are the planets oldest tourist attractions.
Find Out About The Climate In Egypt
Egypt has two main seasons throughout the year with winter starting in November ending in April, May through to October brings the summer months. Apart from the Nile and the Mediterranean Egypt's experiences a desert climate with little rain throughout the year. The days are generally hot with temperatures rising as high as 41+ degrees in some areas during the day. Temperatures drop considerably in the evenings even in the summer months. Egypt experiences up to 50 desert storms or dust storms each year called Khamsins and are most common between March through to June. Along with the Khamsins the average temperature can increase while humidity drops by as much as 10 percent.
Geographical Information On Egypt
Egypt is famous for having the longest river in the world, the Nile which flows for 1,600 kilometres across the Sahara until it reaches the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is a mix of three long rivers in central Africa, the White Nile, the Blue Nile and the Atbarah. Egypt has a coastline of 2,450 kilometres and sits between the Gaza Strip and Libya. The country side is mainly desert with only 3 percent of the land being arable. The highest peak is Mount Catherine measuring up to 2,629 metres. Egypt still has many ancient temples and pyramids that were built to honor the gods over 4,500 years ago. Hieroglyphs or sacred inscriptions still remain inscribed on many of the temple walls.
Learn About The Economy In Egypt
Much of Egypt's economy is derived from the tourism industy with over 2.5 million people visiting each year. Egypt exports crude oil, petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products as well as chemicals. The unemployment rate sits at around 12 percent while the poverty line is under 23 percent. The official currency is the Egyptian Pound. The agricultural industry is low sitting around 16 perecnt with the main produces being cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, water buffalo, sheep, goats and fish.
Apartments in Egypt
Attractions, Activities and Tours in Egypt
Guesthouses in Egypt
|* Abu Dabab Guesthouses||* 6th Of October Guesthouses||* Al Jizah Guesthouses|
|* Aswan Guesthouses||* Cairo Guesthouses||* Kafr Abū ʼumaydah Guesthouses|
|* Kafr Abu Umaydah Guesthouses||* Luxor Guesthouses||* Marsa Alam City Guesthouses|
|* Marsa Al Alam Guesthouses|
Hostels in Egypt
|* Hurghada Hostels||* Al Ghardaqah Hostels||* Alexandria Hostels|
|* Cairo Hostels||* Dahab Hostels||* Dhahab Hostels|
|* Luxor Hostels|
Hotels in Egypt
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