Egypt is a transcontinental country located mostly in Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula located in Asia.
Its area is around 1 million sq km. Check out Egypt photos to view the beautiful nature, beaches and famous monuments.
The official name of Egypt is the "Arab Republic of Egypt". The name is spelled in Arabic as Misr, Masr or Mesr.
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city.
Other main cities in Egypt include Alexandria, Luxor, Sharm el Sheikh,
Hurghada, Suez, Ismailia, Aswan, Port Said, Asyut and Sinai.
Egypt has a wealth of archaeological ruins from ancient Egypt civilizations, mainly the Pharaohs dynasties.
Famous monuments and archaeological findings are the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx,
as well as ancient ruins in Karnak and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
Egypt attracts millions of tourists each year, who come to enjoy history, Nile cruises, sea explorations,
desert safaris, adventures and other activities. Egypt hotels, tourism destinations and travel services are known to be the finest in the world.
The estimated population of Egypt is around 81 millions. The languages spoken in Egypt are: Arabic (Egyptian dialect) and English.
The Suez Canal in Egypt allows ships to navigate between Southern Europe and South-East Asia without navigating around Africa.