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Facts about Egypt
Published : Jul 21, 2011 - 19:01
Updated : Jul 21, 2011 - 19:01

Official name:
Arab Republic of Egypt

Population: 84.5 million (U.N., 2010)

Capital: Cairo

Main cities: Alexandria, Suez, Port Said

Area: 1,002, 450m3 (World’s 30th largest country)

Language: Arabic

Major religions: 90 percent Muslim, 10 percent Coptic

Industries: agriculture, textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, ICT service

Export commodities: crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals and processed food

Import commodities: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, wood products.

GDP per capita: $2,789 (IMF, 2010)
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