Posts Tagged ‘Facts And Information About Egypt’
Egypt is probably the world’s oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 3,100 years ago, historically. Egypt is probably one of the oldest vacation spots. Early Greeks, Romans and others went there just for fun, and to see the wonders of some of mankind’s earliest triumphs, but Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot night spots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive river boats, a night at the grand opera and it is a cultural experience like none you have ever experienced. Egypt is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement. More than anything else, we want you to think of Egypt as fun. For thousands of years, it has been the playground of emperors and kings, and we hope you will take the time to find out what is the reason behind.
Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
The poulation of Egypt is about 80 millions, 75 % is Muslim Sunni and 25 % is Christians and others
Economy:Labor force is 22.4 million (2004) .Unemployment rate.16.4% (2004). Inflation Rate s 5.9% (2004). Gross domestic product (total value of goods and services produced annually) is $267.1 billion (2004 est.). Budget is $19.8 billion. Debt is $30.5 billion (2004). Exporting is $5.1 billion, primarily crude oil and petroleum products, cotton yarn, raw cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals. Importing is $15.5 billion, primarily machinery and equipment, foods, fertilizers, wood products, durable consumer goods, capital goods. Defense spending is 8.2% of GDP (2004 est.). Highways are 73,000 km (2004)