Egypt

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Egypt

Country in the North Africa

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments still sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including the colossal Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks such as Muhammad Ali Mosque.

Capital: Cairo
Dialing code: +20
Currency: Egyptian pound
Population: 82.06 million (2013) World Bank
Official language: Modern Standard Arabic

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