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Egypt profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Worshippers in Egypt
Islam is the main religion in Egypt
  • Full name: Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Population: 83.9 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Cairo
  • Area: 1 million sq km (386,874 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Egyptian Pound = 100 piastres
  • Main exports: Petroleum, petroleum products and cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $2,600 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .eg
  • International dialling code: +20