Egypt

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Arab Republic of Egypt
Jumhuriat Misr al-’Arabiyah CAPITAL: Cairo (al-Qaˉhira) FLAG: Tricolor, sporting three horizontal stripes: red, white, and black. In the central white stripe stands the Egyptian coat of arms depicting the Eagle of Saladin, the great 12thcentury CE sultan of Egypt and Syria. ANTHEM: Bilady, Bilady, Bilady (My Country, My Country, My Country) MONETARY UNIT: The Egyptian pound (EGP) is a paper currency of 100 piasters or 1,000 milliemes. Legal currency are coins of 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50 piasters and 1 pound; notes of 5, 10, 25, and 50 piasters; and notes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 pounds. EGP 1 = US$0.1676 (or US$1 = EGP 5.967) as of 2011....

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  • Egypt
  • Continent

    • Middle East
  • Capital City

    • Cairo, Egypt (City)
  • Population

    • 97,041,072 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Arabic;
    • Egyptian Arabic;
    • Standard Arabic
  • Long Name

    • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • EGP Egyptian Pound
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $3,410 (2016)
  • Area

    • 386,662 mi²
    • (1,001,450 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 73 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 73.8% (2015 est.)

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