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About Egypt

Egypt is situated both in the African Continent and the Middle East. It is officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt. Tourism is a very important generator of revenue in the Egyptian Revenue System. The Pyramids, Deserts and the River Nile provide a relentless attraction to the tourist. Egypt provides the experience of a land trapped in the times when the Pharaohs had ruled. Some of the major attractions of Egypt are Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Sinai Peninsula and Ain Sukhna.


Currency :

Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Area :

1,002,450 square km (387,048 square miles)

Population :

90 million (approximately)

Language :

Arabic

Calling Code :

+20

Time zone :

EET (UTC+2 (No DST since 2011)


Climate & Geography

The climate of Egypt is varied throughout its territory. The country sees rainfall primarily during the winter. While the rainfall measures up to 410 mm on the coast at the north, it is very rare and in-between the years. Then again, Sinai’s mountains witness snowfall. The summer temperatures average between 80 and 90 degrees F (26.7 and 32.2 degrees Celsius) and 109 degrees F (43 degrees C). The winter temperatures on the other hand average between 55 and 70 degrees F (13 and 21 degrees C).

Egypt is surrounded by the Gaza Strip and Israel towards its northeast, the Mediterranean Sea towards its north, Sudan to its south, Libya to its west and the Red Sea to its East. It lies between the latitudes 22 degrees and 32 degrees N and longitudes 24 degrees and 36 degrees E.

Territory & Capital : The territory of Egypt is as diverse as it can get. It holds the river Nile, mountains and deserts alike. The Sahara Desert and the Libyan Desert form parts of Egypt. Cairo, also known as Al-Qahira is the present capital of Egypt.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between October and April is the best time to go for a cruise on the Nile River. The period between June and September is the best time for a beach holiday by the Red Sea. And it the deserts are your intended ground for tourism, the best time would be the period between October and February.      

Transportation

The transportation of Egypt follows a structure centered at Cairo. The railways are the primary means of transport. The waterways, roadways and the airways are also effective means to travel in Egypt.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest Egyptian Embassy for the latest and updated rules and procedures for obtaining an Egyptian Visa.


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