Egypt, Egipska Republika Arabska, Dżumhurija Misr al-Arabija
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Nominally independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty following World War II. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile river in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to ready the economy for the new millennium through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.

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1. Dependency status: none

2. Government type: republic

3. Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip

4. Border Countries: Gaza Strip 11 km, Israel 255 km, Libya 1,150 km, Sudan 1,273 km

5. Climate: desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters

6. Terrain: vast desert plateau interrupted by Nile valley and delta

7. Area: 1,001,450 km2

8. Capital: Cairo

9. Administrative divisions: 26 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah, Al Isma'iliyah, Al Jizah, Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah, Al Qalyubiyah, Al Wadi al Jadid, Ash Sharqiyah, As Suways, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id, Dumyat, Janub Sina', Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina', Suhaj

10. Population: 69,536,644 (July 2001 est.)

11. Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

12. Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%

13. Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)

14. Original language tekst: NA

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24. Egypt office in Poland:

  • Embassy Arabskiej Republiki Egiptu
    ul. Alzacka 18 03-972 Warszawa
    tel. (022) 6176973, 6161367, 6161369
    fax 6179058, telex 813605 egypt pl
  • Wydział Handlowy
    ul. Alzacka 3 c 03-972 Warszawa
    tel. (022) 6161368; fax 6161370
  • Biuro Kulturalne
    al. Wyzwolenia 10/171 00-570 Warszawa
    tel. (022) 6291321, 6299301; fax 6213102
  • Biuro Informacji
    ul. Zgoda 6/23 00-018 Warszawa
    tel. (022) 8268031 wewn. 265, 8278891
    fax 8273877; telex 816065 are pl
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25. Intresting WEB's about Egypt:

  • - your internet link to Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - official site of the Ministry of Tourism. Includes travel tips, information on destinations within Egypt, and the Red Sea Virtual Diving Center
  • Egypt Voyager - features tourist information, history and culture, city guides, and more
  • Egypt Hotel Database - hotels in many cities, with online reservations, pictures, and comprehensive information
  • Egypt's Information Highway - tourism, travel agencies, tourist places, cruises, hotels, museums, culture, healthcare and more
  • U.S. Library of Congress Country Study: Egypt - covers historical setting, society, economy, government, and more
  • Egypt Today - culture and entertainment magazine, covering Cairo, Red Sea, and Alexandria
  • Egypt's Tourism Net - provides searchable directories of Egypt's hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, travel agents, transportation companies, and tourist attractions
  • Ancient Egypt - from the British Museum
  • Egypt State Information Service - provides a portrait of Egypt, its people, history and culture
  • Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth - online exhibit from the Field Museum. Includes an interactive puzzle asking, Who was Cleopatra?
  • Egypt Month - feature articles about travel and history, book reviews, kid's corner, hotel reviews, and more

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  • SKYTRAX | the World Airline Site - The World Airline Site for latest Airline News, Airline Passenger Surveys, global Airline standards Rating, Best Airline and Airport of the Year, Airline Flight Reviews, Airline Quality Star Ranking across the world
  • - dictionary translating from polish and english, german, french, italian, spanish, russian etc.
  • - dictionary translaiting both ways in 25 lanquages useful in translating texts

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