Name:Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt)
Local name (Arabic):(ﺔﻴﺑﺮﻌﻟﺍ ﺮﺼﻣ ﺔﻳﺭﻮﻬﻤﺟ) ﺮﺼﻣ
Bordering countries:Libya, Sudan, Israel, Palestine
Status:sovereign state
Surface:1 001.5 ths. sq. km
Population (2003):74 719 ths.
Capital:Cairo (ﺓﺮﻫﺎﻘﻟﺍ)
Official language:Arabic

Current national symbols

Historical symbols:
Egypt under Ottoman rules (1517-1914)
Sultanate of Egypt under British protectorate (1914-1922)
Kingdom of Egypt (1922-1953)
Republic of Egypt (1953-1958)
United Arab Republic (1958-1971)
Arab Republic of Egypt (since 1971)

Religious minorities

League of Arab States   African Union

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