Created in the middle of the desert yet full of life thanks to the enormous river Nile, Egypt is truly one of the most beautiful countries of Africa. The land of Pharaohs has rich cultural heritage and colossal monuments which stand even today in silent testimony of Egypt’s once having been the most developed, modern and richest civilization. Numerous are the monuments that draw the attention of millions of visitors to Egypt: breathtaking Pyramids, The Valley of the Kings in Luxor, miracles Sphinx, the guardian of the Pyramids of Giza, the tombs of ancient rulers such as King Tutankhamun and many others.
Egypt is located between Africa and the Middle East. Today, Egypt is one of the most developed countries of Africa. Tourism represents a strong industry where almost 30% of population is employed. Egypt is rich in oil and gas, and agriculture produce as well. Even though only 2% of the total surface of Egypt is arable land, that seems to be more than enough for the population of this country. The River Nile represents the embodiment of life in Egypt as the only fertile land is actually located around this river. All the rest is mere desert.
Capital city: Cairo (population 25 million)
Country area: 1,010,408 km2 (390,121 sq miles).
Population: 94 million inhabitants.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (E£)