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Country Egypt

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Region Northern Africa
Area (sq km) 1,001,450
Area (sq mile) 386,660
Border Gaza Strip, Israel, Libya, Sudan
Population 88,487,396
Nationality Egyptian(s)
Ethnic Egyptian 99.6%, other 0.4%
Religion Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%
Language Arabic, English, French
Literacy 72%
Government Republic
Capital Cairo
Leader President Abdelfattah Said ELSISI (since June 8, 2014) head of government: Prime Minister Sherif ISMAIL (since September 12,2015); note - Prime Minister Ibrahim MEHLAB resigned September 12,2015
Currency Egyptian pound (EGP)
Independence Day Feb. 28, 1922 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Revolution Day (July 23, 1952)
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