Egypt is located in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Libya is on the west and the Gaza Strip and the Red Sea make up the eastern border; see map.

Area: Egypt covers just over 1 million square kilometers, about the same size as France and Germany combined.

Capital City: Cairo

Population: Around 78 million people live in Egypt

Language: Arabic (official), English and French are widely understood by educated classes.

Religion: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%.

Climate: It's hot and sunny for most of the year in Egypt. Winters (November to February) are generally mild. More about Egypt's weather and average temperatures.

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the Pyramids .

•Luxor: Luxor is known as the world's largest open air museum. Luxor and Karnak Temples are hugely impressive as are the tombs across the Nile in the Valley of Kings and Queens. More about Luxor, Karnak and Thebes.

•Egyptian Museum in Cairo: With over 120,000 artifacts, the museum houses an incredible display depicting ancient Egypt's glorious reign. Mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewellery and of course King Tutankhamen's treasures... more about the Egyptian Museum

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 79 million people[5] live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile ...

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and the successor Naqada series are generally regarded as precursors to dynastic Egypt. The earliest known Lower Egyptian site, Merimda, predates the Badarian by about seven hundred years. Contemporaneous Lower Egyptian communities coexisted with their southern counterparts for more than two thousand years, remaining culturally distinct, but maintaining frequent contact through trade. The earliest known evidence of Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions appeared during the predynastic period on Naqada III pottery vessels, dated to about 3200 BC.[17]

Ancient EgyptMain article: Ancient Egypt

Giza PyramidsA unified kingdom was founded c. 3150 BC by King Menes, leading to a series of ...

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