Cairo is located on the banks of the Nile River in the north of Egypt. Cairo is nicknamed as "The City of A Thousand Minarets". It is the ca...
Abu Simbel, on the bank of Lake Nasser in Egypt, is a major tourist attraction. Abu Simbel is a set of two huge rock temples that were carved out of m...
Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt and is the country's largest seaport. It is popularly known as the "Mermaid of the Mediterranean&q...
Aswan, situated on the banks of the Nile and is south of Cairo. Aswan is the capital of the Aswan Governorate. It is one of the most beautiful places ...
Luxor is a city located in the southern side of Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. Luxor boasts an execptionally rich legacy of histrical mon...
Hurghada city was founded in the early 20th century, and since 1980s its been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to make it as the...
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.
Egyptian Pound (EGP)
1,002,450 square km (387,048 square miles)
90 million (approximately)
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.
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.