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General


Population: 82,079,636 (2011)
Land Area: 1,001,450 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, zinc
Capital: Cairo
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (2011)
Head of Government: Essam Abdel Aziz Sharaf (2011)
Languages: Arabic
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Major Religions: Muslim 90%, Coptic 9%, Other Christian 1%
Major Ethnicities: Egyptian 98%, Berber, Nubian, Bedouin, Beja 1%, Greek, Armenian, Other European 1%
Life Expectancy: 72.66 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 216.8 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 500.9 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 6,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.3% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 13.5%, Industry 37.9%, Services 48.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 32%, Industry 17%, Services 51% (2001)
Industries: Textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures
Agriculture Products: Cotton, rice, corn, wheat, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.644 (113th)
Tourism Revenue: 6.328 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 9.7% (2010)

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Army Size: 468 500 (2004)
Budget: 3.4% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Egypt is located in North Africa, it is bordered by Israel, Libya, Palestine and Sudan. Egypt's economy is largely based on Agriculture, Petroleum and Tourism. However investment in Egypt has risen in the past years, thanks to more liberal economic policies.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Egypt
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Egypt
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/EGY.html

Updated on: December 15, 2011