EGYPT’S LOCATION Egypt, a country in north- eastern Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Israel and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The principal geographic feature of the country is the Nile River.
CAIRO- CAPITAL OF EGYPT• Cairo is the capital of Egypt, and the largest city in Africa, and the Arab World, as well as one of the most densely- populated cities in the world.• Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets” for its preponderance of Islamic architecture
FLAG OF EGYPT• Three equal horizontal bands of red, white, and black.• The national emblem (a gold Eagle of Saladin facing the hoist side with a shield superimposed on its chest above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic) centered in the white band.• Design is based on the Arab Liberation flag of red, white, and black.
Languages of Egypt and area in which they are spoken. The official language is ARABIC, but ENGLISH is widely spoken in commerce
COMMUNICATIONSArabic is read from right to left.Nearly all Egyptians speak Arabic.Most international business people will speakEnglish, French or both.If locating in Egypt, business cards should beprinted in English on one side and Arabic on theother.
POPULATIONThe population of Egypt is about 64,824,466. Almost 99 percent of the population liveswithin the Nile Valley and delta, whichconstitutes less than 4 percent of Egypts totalarea.
CURRENCY The unit of currency is the Egyptian POUND. The Egyptian pound is written E£, and is divided into 100 piastres.
What is the current main religion in Egypt?•80% Muslim•20% Christia
The main crops grown in Egypt • Cereals • Sugar crops • Food legumes. • Forage crops. • Fruits. • Vegetables
Poverty in Egypt & Facts14.7 per cent of children donot go to school.1/5 Egyptians lives below thepoverty line.69.5 per cent of the populationare illiterate, mostly women.University graduates accountfor only 6.9 per cent of theeducated population.
1. Pyramids of Giza and the SphinxIt is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb forfourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu and wasconstructed over a 20 year period.
2. Medieval CairoThe famous market place in Egypt.
A Mummy is a body of human whose skin and organs havebeen preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure tochemicals, or being exposed to very low humidity. The Egyptians believed that preserving the dead bodies ofthe emperors or their peers they can keep them alive even aftertheir death. Anubis was the god of mummification. He had a humanbody and thehead of a jackal. His job was to prepare the bodies of the deadto bereceived by Osiris.
Egyptian Honor Respect and esteem for people is both a rightand an obligation. An individuals honor is intricately entwined withthe reputation and honor of everyone in theirfamily. Honor requires that Egyptians demonstratehospitality to friends and guests. It also dictates that people dress as well as theirfinancial circumstances allow, and show properrespect and deference to their elders.
BUSINESS MEETING ETIQUETTE • Appointments are necessary and should be made in advance. • Confirm the meeting one week in advance, either in writing or by telephone. • Business meetings generally start after prolonged inquiries about health, family, etc. • If you send an agenda and presentation materials in advance of the meeting, send both an English and Egyptian Arabic translation.
Dress Etiquette Business attire is formal and conservative.Dress well if you want to make a goodimpression. Men should wear dark colored, lightweight,conservative business suits, at least to the firstmeeting. Men should avoid wearing visible jewellery,especially around the face and neck. Women must be careful to cover themselvesappropriately.
Dining Etiquette If you are invited into an Egyptianshouse. You would normally remove yourshoes before entering. Dress well and conservatively.Appearances are important toEgyptians. Compliment the host on the house.