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Capital:
Cairo
Government:
Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Economy:
  • Based mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum exports, exports of natural gas, and tourism.
  • Economic conditions have started to improve considerably after a period of stagnation from the adoption of more liberal economic policies by the Government as well as increased revenues from tourism and a booming stock market.
Population:
104,124,440 (2020) (14th)
Land Size:
1 million sq km (386,874 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Arab: 99.6%
  • Other: 0.4%
Religions:
  • Islam (mostly Sunni): 90%
  • Coptic: 9%
  • Christianity: 1%
Languages(s):
  • Arabic (official)
  • English
  • French