GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $231.9 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $515.4 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $6,500 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Cairo

Population (Estimated July 2012): 83,688,164

Area: 1,002,000 km2 or 386,874 mi2

Currency: Egyptian pound (LE)

Official Language: Arabic

Political Information: Military Junta (military Committee)

Official Religion: Islam
(approximately 90% of the population are Muslim, 9% are Coptic and 1% have other Christian Beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Mount Catherine at 2,629m or 8,625ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +2:00





Counties/Provinces/States: 27 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazat); Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea), Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah (Alexandria), Al Isma'iliyah (Ismailia), Al Jizah (Giza), Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah (Cairo), Al Qalyubiyah, Al Uqsur (Luxor), Al Wadi al Jadid (New Valley), As Suways (Suez), Ash Sharqiyah, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id (Port Said), Dumyat (Damietta), Janub Sina' (South Sinai), Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina' (North Sinai), Suhaj



Leaders: Mohamed Hussein Tantawi is the Chairman of the ‘Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ who has taken over since January 2012 due to the former President, Hosni Mubarak stepping down. The current Prime Minister is Kamal al-Ganzouri.

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica,

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