Arab Republic of Egypt Economy Aviation Sector
Egypt FlagLocation: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula.

Geography:  controls Sinai Peninsula, only land bridge between Africa and remainder of Eastern Hemisphere; controls Suez Canal, a sea link between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Area:  total: 1,001,450 sq km,  land: 995,450 sq km, water: 6,000 sq km.

Industries:  textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures.

Capital:  Cairo.

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

National Holiday:  Revolution Day, 23 July (1952).

Currency (Code):  Egyptian pound (EGP).

Population: 80,471,869 (July 2010 est.)

Labor force: 26.1 million (2009 est.).
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