Official Name: Arab Republic of Egypt (A.R.E.)
Flag: Tricolor of red, white and black horizontal stripes, with a golden eagle on the white stripe.
Population: On 1/1/2005, the Egyptian
population was estimated at approximately 70 million.
Area: Around one million square km. of these, only
around 55 thousands square km (i.e. 5.5%) are populated.
- To the North: Mediterranean Sea
- To the South: Sudan
- To the East: Gaza Strip, Israel
and the Red Sea
- To the West: Libya
Language: Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken
in business circles also french.
dry climate. Moderate
temperatures and humidity prevail on the Mediterranean coast, while in southern Egypt, the summer is hot and the winter is generally
Pound (L.E.) = 100 Piasters.
Exchange Rate: US$ 1 = L.E. 5.73 (Dec. 2005 Preliminary figures).
Zone: GMT + 2 . Egypt observes daylight saving time
during the summer months.
Business Hours: Government offices & The private sector
normally works five days
a week , Sunday through