Area: 1,001,450 sq km, Egypt is the world's 38th-largest country.
Government: Egypt has been a republic since June 18, 1953.
Population: Egypt is the most populated country in the Middle East and the third most populous on the African continent, with an estimated 75 million people (as of mid-2008).
Time Zone: Egypt is 2 hours ahead of GMT .
Official languages: Arabic is the official language although English is widely used.
Religion:In Egypt controls many aspects of social life and is endorsed by law.Egypt is predominantly Muslim, with Muslims comprising about 90% of a population of around 80 million Egyptians.Most of the non-Muslims in Egypt are Christians.
Geography: Egypt is bordered by Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east. Egypt's important role in geopolitics stems from its strategic position: a transcontinental nation, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) between Africa and Asia, which in turn is traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea.
Climate: Temperatures average between 80 °F (27 °C) and 90 °F (32 °C) in summer, and up to 109 °F (43 °C) on the Red Sea coast. Temperatures average between 55 °F (13 °C) and 70 °F (21 °C) in winter.
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP) el-Gineih el-Miṣri
Exchange Rate: EGP 5.5 to EGP 5.29 agent U.S Dollar
Country Dialing Code: +(2)
Internet domain: eg.
Telecommunications: Egypt has a healthy telecommunications industry with three Telecom operators - Mobinil , Vodafone and the new entrant Etisalat providers offer comprehensive services that include mobile, broadband and pay TV.
Culture: Egyptian culture has five thousand years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations and for millennia, Egypt maintained a strikingly complex and stable culture that influenced later cultures of Europe, the Middle East and other African countries.
Sports: Football (soccer) is the national sport of Egypt. Egyptian Soccer clubs El Ahly, Petrojet, ENPPI, Haras El Hodood, Police Unión, Army's Vanguards, Ismaily, El Zamalek and El Masry are the most popular teams and enjoy the reputation of long-time regional champions. The great rivalries keep the streets of Egypt energized as people fill the streets when their
favorite team wins. Egypt is rich in soccer history as soccer has been around for over 100 years. The country is home to many African championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations. While, Egypt's national team has not qualified for the FIFA World Cup since 1990, the Egyptian team won the Africa Cup Of Nations an unprecedented six times, including two times in a row in 1957 and 1959 and again in 2006 and 2008, setting a world record.