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Official language​Arabic​
Foreign languages English and French widely understood by educated classes
Capital CityCairo
Main CitiesCairo, Alexandria, Giza, Port Said, Suez, Hurgada, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh
Form of GovernmentRepublic
Head of StatePresident Abdel Fattah El Sisi
Head of GovernmentPrime Minister Moustafa Madbouly
Administration27 Governorates
State Holiday23rd of July (Revolution Day )
6th of October (Victory Day)
25th of Jan (Revolution Day) and (Police Day)
Population 98833228 (19 June 2019) 
Population average Growth Rate 2.56 % (2006  - 2017)
Age Structure: 0-14 years:                           34.2%
15-44 years:                         47.8%
45-59 years:                         12.3%
60 years and over:               6.7%
Labor Force 27.6 Million (Feb. 2015) , 27.623  Million (2013). 27 Million (2012) , 26.8 Million (2011)
Universities53 Universities (27 Public, 17 Private,  3 National, and 6 others )
Main Sea Ports and TerminalsAlexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said, Suez, El-Sukhnah
Road Network145,947 Kilometers
Railway Network9,070 KM
Time ZoneGMT+2
ClimateModerate climate throughout the Year (Temperature: Summer 25°-35°, Winter 15°-25° C)
CurrencyEgyptian Pound (EGP)
Phone Dial Code+20
Power Voltage220 KW
Coastline2,450 KM
Internet Users 37.9  Million (2017/2018)
Mobile Users 93.4   Million (January 2019 )
Fixed Lines Users  8.15  Million (January 2019 )


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  • Ministry of Finance, Official Website.
  • Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, ICT Sector: Main Economic Indicators, Official Website.
  • Central Bank of Egypt (CBE): Monthly Statistical Bulletin, Official Website.
  • Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics: CAPMAS (Census 2006), Official Website.
  • The Information and Decision Support Center: IDSC, Official Website. ​