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Egypt


Part # 1 Geography of Egypt


Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html

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Egypt is about 1 million km2, almost 3 times the size of Germany.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


Egypt’s coastline is 2,450 km.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


The river Nile. Cairo, Egypt.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


Egypt is home to the Suez Canal and the Sumed Pipeline, which connect the Red Sea with the Mediterranean. Both are guarded by the Egyptian army.

Source http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/uprising-in-egypt-rebirth-in-an-ancient-land/


The Suez canal in Egypt is 163 km. Long and 300 meters wide at its narrowest point. Transit time averages 14 hours.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


The black desert in Egypt

Source http://www.oddee.com/item_96787.aspx


The white desert in Egypt

Source http://www.oddee.com/item_96787.aspx


Part # 2 Economy of Egypt


In Egypt, tourism brought in nearly $7 billion in 2005, about 25% of the country’s foreign currency revenues, more than the revenue from the Suez Canal.

Source Mahajan, Vijay: Africa Rising, p. 177.


Typical cruise boat on the Nile River and on Lake Nasser

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


Pyramid built 2649 – 2575 B.C.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html

The great pyramid of Giza was completed around 2540 B.C. and is constructed of an estimated 23 million blocks.


10 inventions by people from Egypt Invention Written language.

Year of invention 6000 B.C.

Papyrus paper. The calendar. The plow.

4000 B.C.

Breath mints. Toothpaste. Shave and a haircut. Eye makeup.

4000 B.C.

Bowling. The door lock.

4000 B.C.

Source http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-amazing-ancient-egyptian-inventions.htm


Much of Egypt receives ample sunshine, yet few local companies are pushing solar energy technology.

Source http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130925-egypt-innovation-from-turmoil/2


Statistics show that among the poorest 20% of Egyptians, 85% of households have no proper means of rubbish disposal, so they burn it, dump it by the side of roads, tip it into canals or feed it to wandering goats and chickens.

Source �No Paradise�. A special report on Egypt. http://www.economist.com/node/16564152


Part # 3 People who live in Egypt


Population

85 million people.

Population growth Languages

Religion

2% Arabic. English. French. 90% are muslims.

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


Labour force by occupation Agriculture

32%

Industry

17%

Services

51%

Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html


The body mass index in Egypt is high

Source http://chartsbin.com/view/577

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The culture of Egypt

Power distance

Individualism

Source http://geert-hofstede.com/egypt.html

Masculinity

Uncertainty avoidance


The military owns much land and has its fingers in virtually every sector of the economy - so much so that the money it takes in each year from its business ventures pays for a good part of military operations.

Source http://www.wharton.universia.net/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&id=2011&language=english


Egypts ranks low on gender equality compared with the 135 other countries measured

Source http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2013.pdf


A relatively low percentage of data from Egypt is open

Source https://index.okfn.org/country


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