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Egypt

Egypt is probably the world's oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 years ago, historically.

Egypt is probably one of the oldest vacation spots. Early Greeks, Romans and others went there just for fun, and to see the wonders of some of mankind's earliest triumphs.

But Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot night spots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive river boats, a night at the grand opera and it is a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced. Egypt is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement.

More than anything else, we want you to think of Egypt as fun. For thousands of years, it has been the playground of emperors and kings, and we hope you will take the time to find out why.

People & Language
Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

Major Religions
Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94% (official estimate), Coptic Christian and other 6% (official estimate)

Ethnic groups
Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European 1%

Growth rate
1.86%

Birth rate
27.31 births/1,000

Death rate
8.41 deaths/1,000

Fertility rate
3.41 children/woman

Male life expectancy
60

Female life expectancy
64

Infant mortality rate
69.23 deaths/1,000 live births

Labor force
17.4 million

Unemployment rate
9.4%

Inflation Rate Click Here For Currency Exchange
4.9%

Gross domestic product
$267.1 billion

Budget
$19.8 billion

Debt
$30.5 billion

Exports
$5.1 billion, primarily crude oil and petroleum products, cotton yarn, raw cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals

Imports
$15.5 billion, primarily machinery and equipment, foods, fertilizers, wood products, durable consumer goods, capital goods

Defense spending
8.2% of GDP

Highways
64,000 km


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