Official Name: Arab Republic of Egypt (A.R.E.)

Capital: Cairo

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.

Climate: Generally dry climate. Moderate temperatures and humidity prevail on the Mediterranean coast, while in southern Egypt, the summer is hot and the winter is generally warm.

Currency: Egyptian Pound (L.E.) = 100 Piasters.

Exchange Rate: US$ 1 = L.E. 5.73 (Dec. 2005 Preliminary figures).

Time 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 Thursday.
Egypt is the most powerful country in Africa and the Middle-East
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A place that is very far away and difficult to get to.
My car broke down out in Egypt.
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Egypt is an African country in the Middle East. Known for its rich and very enigmatic history, Egypt is known for its massive pyramids and ancient rulers. Such as Cleopatra, King Tut, etc.

Egypt’s capital city is Cairo and it’s the largest city in the Arab world. Egypt has the 2nd/3rd highest GDP in Africa. With tourism generating alot of its GDP, it has a GDP of 363 billion and has a population of 104 million people.

Egypt is VERY diverse. There are Copts, Berbers, Bedouins, Nubians, Fellahin, etc. It has so many ethnic groups and many immigrants come to Egypt for job opportunities.

The climate in Egypt is very hot because it’s near the equator. Additionally, Egypt borders Libya from the west, Sudan from the south, and Palestine from the east. It also lies along the Mediterranean Sea.
Jared: hey dude! I went to Egypt and saw the pyramids

Henry: that’s sick yo
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The original/indigenous name Egypt is "Kemet". Kemet means "The Black Land", in reference to the rich soil in Egypt. This was one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, civilization of all time. It was a structured society with tools such as written language (Hieroglyphics) and mathematics, which enabled them to record and develop ideas. It was also known for it's agricultural society and it's architecture, with some of it's biggest accomplishments being the Great Pyramid Of Giza, The Sphinx, and the Step Pyramid (which was constructed by Imhotep). Some of the greatest Africans of all time came from Kemet, including Rameses, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Nefertiti, Thutmose, Imhotep, Menes (the founder of the First Dynasty), King Piye, Taharqa, etc. Unfortunately, mainstream society still refuses to give credit to Black Africans (who built this civilization) to this day.
"Out of every historical civilization, my favorite one to study is Ancient Egypt".
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A country in North Africa and the Middle East. A cradle of civilization, Egypt has one of the oldest histories in the world, dating back to the 6th–4th millennia BCE. Contrary to Afrocentrists who believe in an exclusively black Ancient Egypt, DNA evidence and archaeological evidence indicates that Ancient Egypt was populated by ancestors of the very same inhabitants of modern Egypt (diverse in skin tone depending on how far north or south you travel).
American Afrocentrist: "It's not called Egypt, it's called 'Kemet,' which means land of the black people! Stop trying to steal my culture!"

Egyptian: "Actually, 'Kemet' meant land of the black soil, not black people. Egypt is not your culture, it's my culture. Your ancestors come from West Africa thousands of miles away..."
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Ex. " Wow, he just got up and left. Talk about pulling an egypt."
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