Overview of Egypt

Overview of Egypt
Egypt is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.


Officially name: The Arab Republic of Egypt

Capital: Cairo

Largest city: Cairo

Official language: Arabic

Government: Semi-presidential republic


  • Total 1,002,450 km2 (30th)
  • Water (%) 0.632


  • 2017 census 94,798,827
  •  Density 96/km2 (248.6/sq mi) (118th)

Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)

Time zone
Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .eg

Calling code: +20