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Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt , is a country located mostly in the north-east on the south coast of the eastern Mediterranean Africa: the Levantine Basin , only the north-eastern part of Egyptian territory consists the Sinai Peninsula is in Asia. The current Egypt occupies the geographical area that was once one of ancient Egypt .
With over 86 million inhabitants , Egypt is the third most populous country in Africa after Nigeria and Ethiopia. Very strong growth , its population has quadrupled in sixty years .
Its capital is Cairo . While the official language is Arabic , the language is Egyptian ( Arabic dialect ) . The Siwan - Tamazight (Berber) in western countries - is still spoken in Siwa . Coptic , he survives as the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians . As for the Nubian , it remains a language spoken by the inhabitants of Upper Egypt, Aswan , a region commonly known as Nubia. Its currency is the Egyptian pound.
Formalities and visas
For French citizens and all people of all countries of the world also require a visa to enter Egypt. In addition, the visa fee. Travellers must have either their passport or their national identity card valid and equally valid for at least six months after the date of return to France.
No mandatory vaccinations
Currency : Livre Egyptienne (EGP)
Population : 86 249 243 Hab
Density : 86 Hab/sqm
Time zone : UTC +2 ou +3 selon la date
Head of state : Abdel Fattah al-Sissi