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Egypt is pronounced “ee·juhpt” and is one of the 6 countries located in North Africa. Egypt’s name means ‘Temple Of The Soul Of Ptah’ (Ptah is the creative god associated with Memphis, the ancient city of Egypt). This country gained its independence on February 28, 1922 from Britain. This country is known for having the oldest of all the pyramids, the Great Pyramid of Giza which is known for being one of the giant pyramids in the world. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Egypt.

Egypt flag simple illustration for independence day or election

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Where is Egypt located?

Egypt is located in North Africa bordered by Libya and Sudan.

World Data Locator Map, Egypt

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Facts About Egypt:

  1. Capital: Cairo
  2. Population: 102 Million


What Are The Official Languages of Egypt?

Arabic is the official language of Egypt.

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What Is The Currency of Egypt?

The Egyptian Pound is the currency used in Egypt.

$1 = 19.11

$20 = 382.19

$60 = 1146.56

Egyptian one hundred pound banknote

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What Are The Religions of Egypt?

In Egypt the 2 main religions practiced are; Muslim (90%) and Christianity (10%).

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Egypt:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Egypt but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

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