Egypt Facts for Kids

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  • Country Name: Egypt
  • Continent: Africa, Asia
  • Primary Language: Arabic
  • Population: 94,798,827 (2017 Census)
  • Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
  • GDP: 250.895 billion (2018, World Bank)

27 Egypt Facts for Kids

  1. Egypt is a transcontinental country, extending from the northeast corner of Africa to the southwest corner of Asia.
  2. Most of Egypt is in Africa, and it is connected to Asia by the Sinai Peninsula. Sinai is a 23,000 square mile land bridge and the only part of Egypt in Asia.
  3. The official name for Egypt is the Arab Republic of Egypt.
  4. A native or resident of Egypt is called an Egyptian.
  5. The primary language spoken in Egypt is Arabic.
  6. The capital city of Egypt is Cairo.
  7. The population of Egypt was 94,798,827 according to a 2017 census.
  8. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Egypt was the 14th most populated country in the world.
  9. Egypt has a population of an estimated 91% Egyptian ethnicity.
  10. The national currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP).
  11. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Egypt Egypt was 250.895 billion USD.
  12. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Egypt was 19th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  13. The country of Egypt covers 387,050 square miles.
  14. Egypt is the 31st largest country by square miles.
  15. The largest city in Egypt is Cairo.
  16. The highest point in Egypt is Mount Catherine, also known as Gabal Katrîne at 8,625 feet.
  17. The longest river in Egypt and the world is the Nile River att 4,130 miles long.
  18. The largest lake in Egypt is Lake Nasser at 2,030 square miles.
  19. Lake Nasser in Egypt is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.
  20. The government of Egypt is a Unitary semi-presidential republic.
  21. Egypt is divided into 27 governorates.
  22. Drivers in Egypt drive on the right side of the road.
  23. The country calling code for Egypt is +20.
  24. The ISO 3166 code for Egypt is EG.
  25. The national anthem of Egypt is called “Bilādī, laki Ḥubbī wa Fūʾādī” or “Bilady, Bilady, Bilady” in English.
  26. It’s estimated that 94.9% of the people living in Egypt are Muslim.
  27. In Egypt religion is permitted by law.

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