Egypt – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Egypt

Nationality        noun: Egyptian(s)

        adjective: Egyptian

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Area        total: 1,001,450 sq km         land: 995,450 sq km 

        water: 6,000 sq km

Population: 77,505,756 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups
         Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%
         Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%

Capital: Cairo, 15.2 million

Largest Cities
        Alexandria – 3,330,000        Al Jizah – 2,200,000        Port Said –  470,000

        Suez – 420,000

Official Language: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

Religion
        Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%
        Coptic Christian and other 6%

Political system: republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $316.3 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $4,200 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth: 4.5% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector        agriculture: 17.2%         industry: 33% 

        services: 49.8% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 9.5% (2004 est.)

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