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Capital : Cairo
Language :  Arabic
Currency :  Egyptian pound
Population : 91 950 100
Area : 1 002 450 km2

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Egypt facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on February 28, 1922.
2. The population density is 81.2 people / km2.
3. The country is 3.2 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam.
5. The highest peak is St. Matthew’s Mountain 2629 m above sea level.
6. Nil is the longest river.
7. The full name of the country – Arab Republic of Egypt.
9. Political system – a semi-presidential republic.

11. The ancient Egyptians worshiped over 1,000 different gods and goddesses. The most important was the sun god – Ra.

12. The Egyptians invented the clock.

13. The Pyramids of Egypt is the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the only one that has survived to this day.

14. The Egyptians were the first people who had a year consisting of 365 days, divided into 12 months.

15. Cairo is the most populated city in Africa (over 17 million inhabitants).

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16. The oldest dress in the world comes from Egypt and is over 5,000 years old.

17. Egypt has the largest population in the Arab world.

18. There are over five million Facebook users in Egypt.

19. Because there are no vowels in all hieroglyphs, it is impossible to determine how ancient words were spoken.

20. The ancient Egyptians were probably the first people to breed cattle.

21. The ancient Egyptians knew about the existence of planets: Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter.

22. 50% of rubbish from Cairo goes to the Zabelin district – the city of garbage collectors. There live tens of thousands of poor people who process as much as 80% of this rubbish.

Author: MR

23. On 13 December 2013, snow fell in Cairo. The last such situation took place over 100 years ago.

Author: Madzia

24. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 13 place,
      – 2018 year – 12 place.

25. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 460,000 professional and 800,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 454 250 professional and 875,000 reservists.

26. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 4700 tanks, 19,000 armored vehicles, 1100 jet aircraft and 245 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 4940 tanks, 15695 armored vehicles, 1130 jet aircraft and 269 helicopters.

27. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $4,500,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $4,400,000,000 .

28. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 90 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 88 ships.

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29. Ancient red people were burned alive in ancient Egypt. It was a sacrifice for the god Osiris.

30. Originally, the Statue of Liberty was to stand in Egypt, but it turned out to be too expensive.

Author: Faraon

31. The La Femme beach in Marina is exclusively for women. Muslim women can freely use it.

32. In ancient Egypt, such accurate records of Nile floods were carried out that they are now used by scientists to study the structure of atmospheric precipitation.

Author: Teresa

33. The oldest brewery in the world was discovered in Hierakonpolis, which 5,700 years ago produced about 400 liters of beer at one time.

Author: Oczko

34. Near the city of Edfu, the remains of a pyramid older than the Great Pyramid of Cheops were discovered.

35. The Egyptians were the first to use dogs on the battlefield. It was abandoned because the breeding was too expensive.

Author: Rita

36. The minimum wage is 1 200 pound per month (data from 2014).

37. The amount of income tax in Egypt is 25%.

38. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.9% .

Author: Daria

39. 8 Egyptians have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

40. The richest of them is Nassef Sawiris with assets worth over $6.3 billion.

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41. In Egypt, an average person consumes about 0.4 liters of pure alcohol per year.

42. The national alcohol is bouza – beer made from fermented wheat bread.

43. The most beer is beer – 53.8%, then spirit – 40.3%, wine – 5.4%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.5%.

Author: AlkoWorld

44. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

45. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

46. The average IQ level is 81.

Author: EduKacJa

47. The national animal is the eagle of Saladin.

Author: Kos

48. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Thursday of September at midnight.

Author: Adrianna

49. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

50. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 120 km / h.

Author: AutoMania

51. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

52. In 2013, as a result of road accidents, 8,701 people lost their lives.

53. In this country, over 7,038,000 motor vehicles are registered (78 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

54. 5% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 4 510 000 people).

Author: Durga

55. On February 1, 2012, during a football league match, there were riots during which 74 people died.

Author: Fiorella

56. In Egypt, the age of majority is reached at the age of 21.

Author: Leah

57. In this country there are over 137 430 km of paved roads, including more than 1,034 km of expressways (0.21% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

58. In this country there are 83 airports, 72 with paved surface.

59. In this country there are more than 5 083 km of railway tracks.

60. In Cairo there is a 77.9 km long metro line (61 stations). It was opened in 1987. About 805 million people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

61. In this country over 48 300 000 (2015) 49 231 493 (2018) people have access to internet (about 54% of the population).

62. About 27,000,000 (2015) 35,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

63. The country’s top-level domain is .eg . There are over 9,320 websites with such an extension.

Author: http

64. The most popular pages with the extension .eg are: google.com.eg, ahram.org.eg and vodafone.com.eg.

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65. The country has 2018 over $44 315 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.13% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

66. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 90.5% GDP, or around: $293,461,635,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 101% GDP, or around: $237,350,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $2,634.

67. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $41 320 000 000 .

68. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $324 267 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $235,000,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

69. 33% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

70. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 92 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

71. The tallest building in the country is the TV tower in Al-Mahalla al-Kubra with a height of 323 meters.

Author: BobBudowniczy

72. In this country there are 24.8% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 22 349 958 people).

73. In Egypt, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 64 minutes a day. This is the fifth result in the world.

Author: Reebeka

74. The lowest temperature: -15 °C was measured at Jabal Zubayr.

75. The highest temperature: 50.3 °C was measured in Kharga.

Author: weather

76. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

77. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.5 years (women – 75.8 years and men – 71.2 years).

Author: Wilga

78. 4 Egyptian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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79. In this country, women can get married at the age of 16, and men aged 18.

80. In this country, women having their first child on average 22.7 years old.

81. 10 women give birth to 28 children on average

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82. The average age of people living in this country is 25.3 years.

83. The country is around:
28 851 000 people (31.89%) in the age range 0-14 years.
56 951 000 people (62.95%) in the age range 15-64 years.
4 668 300 people (5.16%) over 65 years old.

84. In this country, about 2,072,000 children are born each year (2.3% of the population), and about 432,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

Author: Sara19

85. The lowest located place in the country is Kattar – 133 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

86. In this country, a person of 15 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

87. In Egypt, there are 36650 km2 of agricultural land (4% of the country).

Author: Statyk

88. 35 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

89. The highest situated city in the country is Saint Catherine.

90. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1956.

Author: Statyk

91. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 19 days.

92. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

93. The work week is 48 hours.

Author: Statyk

94. 42% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

95. In 2016, a death penalty was imposed on over 44 people.

Author: Statyk

96. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 22.5%, and for companies 22.5% (2018).

97. The tax on goods and services is 14% (2018).

98. The level of inflation in 2018 is 13.5%.

Author: Fan%

99. Egypt has 77,000 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

What is the highest peak in Egypt?
The highest peak in Egypt is St. Catherine’s Mountain (2629 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Egypt?
Nile is the largest river in Egypt.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Egypt?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Egypt has national colors?
National colors: red, white and black.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is bouza – beer made from fermented wheat bread.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is the eagle of Saladin.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Egypt?
Egypt borders with such countries as Israel 266 km, Libya 115 km, Sudan 1 273 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 25.3 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 1 200 per month (data from 2014).

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What is the population density in Egypt?
The population density is 91 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 50.3 ° C was measured in Kharga.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -15 ° C was measured at Jabal Zubayr.

answer: Marta

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