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Egypt Flag Egypt is a country principally located in Northeast Africa, but also containing the Sinai peninsula which joins Africa to Asia, and is considered part of Asia. The country borders the Gaza Strip, Israel, Libya and Sudan. It has coastlines on the Mediterreanean Sea and the Red Sea, and also contains the Suez Canal which connects these two bodies of water.

The population of Egypt, as of 2007, is estimated to be around 80 million. Most of the population, in excess of 77 million in fact, live with in a few miles of the country's main artery, the River Nile. This includes the capital of Egypt, Cairo, which is the largest city, and has a population in the region of 15.75 million.

The economy of Egypt is principally based around agriculture, media, petroleum exports, and tourism, and has been undergoing rapid growth since the early 1990s when the government introduced market-orientated reforms. Additionally, remittances from Egyptians working abroad (especially from Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states, as well as from Europe), also make an important contribution to the Egyptian economy. The government also greatly benefits from tolls collected from ships passing through the Suez Canal.

Map of Egypt

Egypt is very popular as a tourist destination. This is of course, in part, because of the country's many historic monuments such as the pyramids, and the sphinx, and in part because of the beach resorts found particularly on the Red Sea coast.

Egypt Country Details


Country Name Egypt
Political Status Country
Geographic Location North Africa (Suez peninsula is in western Asia) (Middle East)
Flag Egypt Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Cairo
Major Towns/Cities
  • Ad Dakhilah
  • Akhmim
  • Al Fayyum
  • Al Kharijah
  • Al Mahallah al Kubra
  • Al Mansurah
  • Al Minya
  • Al `Arish
  • Alexandria
  • An Nubariyah
  • Aswan
  • Asyut
  • Banha
  • Bani Suwayf
  • Bur Safaga
  • Cairo (Capital)
  • Damanhur
  • Damietta
  • Dandarah
  • Disuq
  • El Alamein
  • Giza
  • Hala'ib
  • Hurghada
  • Imbabah
  • Ismailia
  • Kafr ad Dawwar
  • Kom Ombo
  • Luxor
  • Marsa Matruh
  • Nag Hammadi
  • Port Said
  • Rosetta
  • Sharm ash Shaykh
  • Shibin Al-Qanater
  • Shibin al Kawm
  • Shubra al Khaymah
  • Siwah
  • Suez
  • Taba
  • Tanta
  • Zagazig


  • Web Sites about Egypt


    Hieroglyphs from the tomb of Seti I
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    Sphinx and Pyramid, Egypt

    Books about Egypt


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    Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Jessica Lee

    Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (512 pages)

    Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cuisine, etiquette, sports, politics, landscapes, wildlife, architecture
    • Over 102 maps
    • Covers Cairo, the Nile Valley, Minya, Luxor, Esna, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Egypt, our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Discover Egypt, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions or Lonely Planet's Africa or Middle East travel guides, for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin and Jessica Lee

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt
    By DK

    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Released: 2016-02-02
    Paperback (360 pages)

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt
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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt is your in-depth guide to the very best of the oldest tourist destination on Earth.

    Take day trips and excursions to see ancient pyramids, visit the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, experience local festivals and markets, and don't miss out on the delicious street food.

    Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt.

       • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
       • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
       • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
       • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
       • Area maps marked with sights.
       • Detailed city map of Cairo includes street finder indexes for easy navigation.
       • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
       • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt truly shows you this country as no one else can.

    Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Cairo, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo & the Nile, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    Egypt
    By Zora O'Neill & Anthony Sattin

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (552 pages)

    Egypt
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Egypt is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Muse upon the mysteries of the Giza Pyramids, cruise along the fabled Nile River at sunset, or learn the art of bargaining at a centuries-old Cairo souq; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, cuisine, and more
    • Over 75 colour local maps
    • Useful features - including Diving the Red Sea, Travel with Children, and Month-by-Month
    • Coverage of Alexandria, Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Cairo, the Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Nile Valley, Luxor, Beni Suef, Qena, Red Sea Coast, Esna, Abu Simbel, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Egypt, our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for just the highlights of Egypt? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Egypt, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Zora O'Neill, Michael Benanav, Jessica Lee, and Anthony Sattin.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    The Rough Guide to Egypt
    By Dan Richardson

    Rough Guides
    Released: 2013-02-04
    Paperback (656 pages)

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    Packed with practical tips on where to find the best hotels, restaurants and bars, this book provides a comprehensive guide for the traveller to Egypt. It also provides an informed discussion of Egyptian culture, past and present.
    Cairo in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time
    By Finest City Guides

    Independently published
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    Cairo in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time
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    This guide fills an important niche for business and personal travelers who wish to visit Cairo, but are limited by time. It will help you to organize your trip and enjoy your visit. We’ve gathered information from Cairo entrepreneurs and expats alike, giving you the information you need to have the most fun in your 3-day visit to Cairo – filled as it will be with a variety of leisure and cultural pursuits. Within this book, we’ll fill the need for knowledge of the city, before you ever step on the plane that will take you there. Read all about their currency and local customs, so you can hit the ground running. We’ll show you the best of all there is to see and do in Cairo, from the world-renowned, must-see pyramids to the other historic sites and the museums. We also provide a guide to the best places to stay and eat, in all price ranges, while you’re there. Here is a quick preview of what you will learn in this tourist guide: • Helpful information about Cairo • Flying into the city • Transportation tips in town • Why Cairo is such a vibrant tourist spot • Information on luxury and budget accommodations and what you’ll get for your money • The currency used in Cairo • Tourist attractions you should make time to see • Other attractions for entertainment and culture • Events that may be running during your stay • Tips on the best places to eat & drink for all price points, whether you want simple fare, worldwide dishes or Egyptian flavor
    Fodor's Egypt (Full-color Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's

    Brand: Fodor's
    Released: 2011-03-15
    Paperback (496 pages)

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    Full-color guide
    • Make your trip to Egypt unforgettable with illustrated features, maps, and 241 color photos.

    Customize your trip with simple planning tools
    • Top experiences & attractions
    • Lodging comparison charts
    • Easy-to-read color regional maps

    Explore Cairo, and beyond
    • Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more
    • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers
    • Illustrated features on the pyramids, mythology, and hieroglyphics
    • Best sailing trips down the Nile and camel rides in the desert.

    Opinions from destination experts
    • Fodor’s writers reveal their favorite local haunts
    • Revised annually to provide the latest information
    National Geographic Traveler: Egypt
    By Andrew Humphrey

    Humphrey, Andrew
    Released: 2009-09-15
    Paperback (400 pages)

    National Geographic Traveler: Egypt
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    National Geographic Traveler: Egypt, 3rd Edition takes you into the heart of ancient and modern Egypt, from Cairo and Luxor to the Valley of the Kings and Aswan Dam. You’ll find a plethora of new experiences, such as how to ride a camel properly, belly dance, and travel in the footsteps of the Holy Family.

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