Outline of Egypt

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The location of Egypt
An enlargeable map of the Arab Republic of Egypt

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Egypt:

Egypt (Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [Maṣr مَصر]) is a sovereign country located in eastern North Africa that includes the Sinai Peninsula, a land bridge to Asia.[1] Covering an area of about 1,002,450 square kilometers (387,050 sq mi), Egypt borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south and the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east. Its northern coast borders the Mediterranean Sea; the eastern coast borders the Red Sea. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's oldest monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex with the Great Sphinx, the step pyramid at Sakkara, Edfu Temple, Abu Simbel, etc. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural nation of the Middle East, as center of the Arab World. Egypt, historically, has been the northern "Gateway to Africa" with many scientific expeditions organized from Cairo.

Map of Egypt cities & oasis areas.

General reference[edit]

Geography of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Geography of Egypt
An enlargeable relief map of Egypt
An enlargeable topographic map of Egypt
 Sudan 1,273 km (791 mi)
 Libya 1,115 km (693 mi)
 Israel 266 km (165 mi)
 Palestine (Gaza) 11 km (7 mi)
  • Coastline: 2,450 km (1,522 mi)

Environment of Egypt[edit]

Geographic features of Egypt[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the lower Nile River and Delta.

Regions of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Regions of Egypt

Ecoregions of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Egypt

Administrative divisions of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Egypt
Governorates of Egypt[edit]
Governorates of Egypt
Main article: Governorates of Egypt
Nr. Name Area (km²) Population (2006) Capital
1 Alexandria 2,679 4,110,015 Alexandria
2 Aswan 679 1,184,432 Aswan
3 Asyut 25,926 3,441,597 Asyut
4 Beheira 10,130 4,737,129 Damanhur
5 Beni Suef 1,322 2,290,527 Beni Suef
6 Cairo 214 7,786,640 Cairo
7 Dakahlia 3,471 4,985,187 Mansura
8 Damietta 589 1,092,316 Damietta
9 Faiyum 1,827 2,512,792 Faiyum
10 Gharbia 1,942 4,010,298 Tanta
11 Giza 85,153 6,272,571 Giza
12 Ismailia 1,442 942,832 Ismailia
13 Kafr el-Sheikh 3,437 2,618,111 Kafr el-Sheikh
14 Matruh 212,112 322,341 Mersa Matruh
15 Minya 32,279 4,179,309 Minya
16 Monufia 1,532 3,270,404 Shibin el-Kom
17 New Valley 376,505 187,256 Kharga
18 North Sinai 27,574 339,752 Arish
19 Port Said 72 570,768 Port Said
20 Qalyubia 1,001 4,237,003 Banha
21 Qena 1,851 3,001,494 Qena
22 Red Sea 203,685 288,233 Hurghada
23 Sharqia 4,180 5,340,058 Zagazig
24 Sohag 1,547 3,746,377 Sohag
25 South Sinai 33,140 149,335 el-Tor
26 Suez 17,840 510,935 Suez
27 Luxor 55 451,318 Luxor
28 Helwan n/a n/a Helwan
29 6th of October n/a n/a 6th of October City
Municipalities of Egypt[edit]

Demography of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Egypt

Ethnicities[edit]

Nationalities[edit]

Government and politics of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Government of Egypt and Politics of Egypt

Branches of the government of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Government of Egypt


Executive branch of the government of Egypt[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Egypt[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Egypt[edit]

Foreign relations of Egypt[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a member of:[1]

Egypt is 1 of only 7 U.N. members which is not a member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Law and order in Egypt[edit]

Main article: Law of Egypt

Media of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Media of Egypt

Military of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Military of Egypt

Local government in Egypt[edit]

History of Egypt[edit]

Main article: History of Egypt

By period[edit]

Culture of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Culture of Egypt

Art in Egypt[edit]

Sports in Egypt[edit]

Main article: Sports in Egypt

Economy and infrastructure of Egypt[edit]

Main article: Economy of Egypt

Education in Egypt[edit]

Main article: Education in Egypt

See also[edit]

Main article: Egypt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Egypt". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Egypt