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Egypt - its geography, economy, and people.

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    • Egypt
    • Part # 1 Geography of Egypt
    • Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html Egypt
    • Egypt is about 1 million km2, almost 3 times the size of Germany. Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • Egypt’s coastline is 2,450 km. Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • The river Nile. Cairo, Egypt. Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • Egypt is home to the Suez Canal and the Sumed Pipeline, which connect the Red Sea with the Mediterranean. Both are guarded by the Egyptian army. Source http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/uprising-in-egypt-rebirth-in-an-ancient-land/
    • The Suez canal in Egypt is 163 km. Long and 300 meters wide at its narrowest point. Transit time averages 14 hours. Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • The black desert in Egypt Source http://www.oddee.com/item_96787.aspx
    • The white desert in Egypt Source http://www.oddee.com/item_96787.aspx
    • Part # 2 Economy of Egypt
    • In Egypt, tourism brought in nearly $7 billion in 2005, about 25% of the country’s foreign currency revenues, more than the revenue from the Suez Canal. Source Mahajan, Vijay: Africa Rising, p. 177.
    • Typical cruise boat on the Nile River and on Lake Nasser Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • Pyramid built 2649 – 2575 B.C. Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html The great pyramid of Giza was completed around 2540 B.C. and is constructed of an estimated 23 million blocks.
    • 10 inventions by people from Egypt Invention Written language. Year of invention 6000 B.C. Papyrus paper. The calendar. The plow. 4000 B.C. Breath mints. Toothpaste. Shave and a haircut. Eye makeup. 4000 B.C. Bowling. The door lock. 4000 B.C. Source http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-amazing-ancient-egyptian-inventions.htm
    • Much of Egypt receives ample sunshine, yet few local companies are pushing solar energy technology. Source http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130925-egypt-innovation-from-turmoil/2
    • Statistics show that among the poorest 20% of Egyptians, 85% of households have no proper means of rubbish disposal, so they burn it, dump it by the side of roads, tip it into canals or feed it to wandering goats and chickens. Source ”No Paradise”. A special report on Egypt. http://www.economist.com/node/16564152
    • Part # 3 People who live in Egypt
    • Population 85 million people. Population growth Languages Religion 2% Arabic. English. French. 90% are muslims. Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • Labour force by occupation Agriculture 32% Industry 17% Services 51% Source https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    • The body mass index in Egypt is high Source http://chartsbin.com/view/577 Egypt
    • The culture of Egypt Power distance Individualism Source http://geert-hofstede.com/egypt.html Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance
    • The military owns much land and has its fingers in virtually every sector of the economy - so much so that the money it takes in each year from its business ventures pays for a good part of military operations. Source http://www.wharton.universia.net/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&id=2011&language=english
    • Egypts ranks low on gender equality compared with the 135 other countries measured Source http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2013.pdf
    • A relatively low percentage of data from Egypt is open Source https://index.okfn.org/country