The definition of Egypt is of concern since Egypt is one of the world’s largest tourist attraction destinations. The inclusion of Pyramids, for example, causes the country to draw a huge amount of visitors from all around the world. However, more information about this will be encoded in the definition below. Egypt’s profile would be focused on the four areas mentioned below to make the definition easier to understand. This will make for a clearer comprehension of the country’s knowledge.
Egypt is a country located in Northern part of Africa. Ancient inhabitants perceived that the country was divided into two, which are, the red and the back land. The Ancient Egyptians accrued precious metals from the red land. It was a desert part thus barren in nature. It acted as a boundary as it protected Egypt on two sides. It separated ancient Egypt from the invading enemies and neighboring countries. On the other hand, the black land was the fertile land suited in the River Nile banks. This was the sole land which the Ancient Egyptians could grow their crops. Egypt has an area estimated at 100,449 Km2. Egypt has 41 cities countrywide; Cairo, Alexandria, Gizeh, Shubra El-Kheima, Port Said, Suez, Luxor, al-Mansura, El-Mahalifa El-Kubra, Tanta, Asyut, Ismailia, Fayyum, Zagazig, Aswan, Damietta, Damanhur, al-Minya, Beni Suef, Qena, Sohag, Hurghada, 6th of October City, Shibin El Kom, Banha, Kafr-el-Sheikh, Arish, Mllawi, 10th of Ramadan City, Bilbais, Marsa Matruh, Idfu, Mit Ghamr, Al-Hamidiyya, Desouk, Qalyub, Abu Kabir, Kafr el-Dawwar, Girga, Akhmim and Mtareya. Out of the 41 cities, Cairo is the capital one with a population of 7,947,121 people, a Census done by Cairo Governorate (Ristow).
Egypt experiences winter through December to March. The climate can be described as Mediterranean during the winter. Generally, Egypt has a desert climate. Low wind averages from 9.50C during winter to 230C in summer whereas a high-temperature averages from 170C during winter to 320C in summer. Sinai Mountains frequently experiences snow whereas Giza cities don’t. In 2013, Cairo city for the first time experienced a single snowfall overnight. The categories represent an opportunity for positive change (El Danasouri 142-187). For instance, as a result of unpredictable climate changes, there is the need for improvement in terms of acquisition of equipment which will make weather forecast to be more precise. The Census Governorate has created room for more employment opportunities. Graduates from local universities like the University of Cairo, for instance, have been offered jobs in Statistic’s department.
It estimated that Egypt has a population of 94,620,965 people and this is according to a research that was done by United Nations on March 7th, 2017. About 90% of Egyptians are Muslims whereas 10% are Christians of which majority of them are from Coptic Orthodox Church. Ethnic groups of Berber, Nubian, Beja and Bedouin constitutes to 98% of the overall population, whereas the 2% constitutes of the Greek, Armenian and the Europeans; Italian and French. Saidi Arabic is the major language spoken in Southern part of Egypt; the non-urban area (Khalifa). Due to the influence of Egyptian cinema, Egyptian Arabic is mostly understood. It is a first dialect in the Middle East-North Africa. Modern Standard Arabic is the official language spoken in Egypt. The main foreign languages include French and English. Finally, the main immigrant languages include Greek, Armenian and Italian. Egypt occupies position 104 in World Life Expectancy ranking. This is based on the latest data published by World Health Organization in 2015. A total life expectancy is 70.9; Male have a life expectancy rate of 68.8 whereas that of a female is 73.2. Egypt usually applies the Infant Mortality Rate as an indicator of heath’s level countrywide. In 2016, Infant rates characterized in male babies were 21 deaths/1,000 live births. When it comes to the females, it was estimated at 18.3 deaths/1000 live births (Metz). Through these categorizations, understanding the information about the people is of importance.
Egypt has a government comprising of 27 governorates and a president. According to Central Intelligence Agency, the sporadic riots which led to the resignation of former President, Hosni Mubarak since 2011 has made Egypt to be in a constant state of revision. In order for one to become a president, he or she must be an Egyptian and must be at least 40yrs of age. Since 2014, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been the president of Egypt (James). As encrypted in its constitution, Egypt has a multi-party system. It is of importance to note that National Democratic Party has been the longtime ruling party until this changed when Hosni Mubarak was oblivious to ousting in 2011. The current ruling party was formed by Muslim Brotherhood. Mr. James Watt is the current ambassador of Egypt to the UK. On the other hand, Yasser Reda is the current Ambassador of Egypt to the United States (US). Egypt has an inclusive government. This was emphasized further by Egypt’s Minister, Mr. Emma Bonino during her meeting with Kuwait leader. Egypt’s currency is Egyptian pound. 1EGP is equivalent to 0.0571 USD (Issawi, Charles, and Edith). Egypt boasts of the presence of mineral resources. Pyramid; this occupies everyone’s mind when Egypt is mentioned. Various crops like vegetables, cereals, and sugar legumes are grown in Egypt. As a result of this, Egypt has made a huge step economically. A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. As a result, poverty has been reduced.
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