Where is Egypt?

Located in Northern Africa, Egypt has a 2,612.00 km border with Gaza Strip (13 km), Israel (208 km), Libya (1,115 km) and Sudan (1,276 km). It has a 2,450.00 km coastline. Sudan claims the Halaib region, although Egypt de facto administers it.

Egypt is an African country covering 1,001,450.00 km2 of which 0.60% is water and 995,450.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 29th largest country in the world and more than eight times the size of Ohio; slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico. Its geographic coordinates are 27 00 N, 30 00 E and Cairo is the capital city.

The English name "Egypt" comes from the ancient Greek name "Aigyptos".

Its ISO code is EG.


Egypt has a mean elevation of 321 m above sea level.

It has a desert climate with hot, dry summers and moderate winters. Its terrain consists of vast desert plateau.


Egypt has a population of 94,666,993 making it the 15th largest in the world. The vast majority of the country lives within 20 km of the Nile River.

Arabic is the official language. The majority ethnic group is Egyptian. The majority of the population is Sunni Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 20.


Egypt is an independent country. It became independent in 1922. Its constitution was last ratified in 2014.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Egypt's GDP is $1,110,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $12,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 22nd largest economy and its citizens the 121st richest in the world. The currency of Egypt is the Pound (EGP).

Its major export partners are Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Turkey. Its main exports are crude oil and petroleum products, as well as fruits and vegetables. Its major import partners are China, Germany, and the United States. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017