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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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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.
Borders:

- 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
by Gouryellan January 28, 2006
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Appears stylish, cool. Pertaining to a certain haircut- black with little bangs. Much sex appeal.
"Justine is so Egypt."
by Ms. Lenore April 13, 2004
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(verb) to get "Egypt": to inspire a serious and successful protest against a government or business power that is violating or attempting to violate human or civil rights.
This Wisconsin governor is really pissing me off with his anti-union legislation. We should get together all the teachers across America via Facebook and get EGYPT on his ass!
by SexPartyNinja March 03, 2011
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