Flag of Egypt

Egypt Flag Description. Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), 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 and similar to the flag of Syria, which has two green stars in the white band, Iraq, which has an Arabic inscription centered in the white band, and Yemen, which has a plain white band.

Map of Egypt
Meaning of Country’s name Egypt is known as “The land below the Aegean Sea”. Also “Black Land” refers to the mud of the Nile after the summer flood, as opposed to the desert, called “Red Land”
Capital Cairo
Largest Cities Cairo and Alexandria
Population 86,895,099
Country Code 20
Internet Country Code .eg
Area 387,048 mi² (1,002,450 km²)
Area-Comparative Slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico
Bordering Countries Sudan and Libya
Date of Founding (Current State) June 18, 1953
Type of Government Semi-Presidential Republic
Languages Spoken Arabic
Religions Practiced Muslim (95%), Orthodox Christian, Coptic Orthodox, Coptic Catholic (5%)
GDP per Capita $6,600 (est.2013)
Latest GDP Growth Rate 1.8% (est.2013)
Top Exports Natural Gas, Cotton furnishings and clothing, Iron and Steel mill products
National Holidays Christmas – Jan. 7, Egypt Police Day – Jan. 25, Sinai Liberation Day – Apr. 25, Labor Day – May 1, Revolution Day – July 23, Armed Forces Day – Oct. 6, Sham El Nessim (Spring Festival), Islamic New Year, Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday, Ramadan Feast, Sacrifice Feast, Sportsmen’s Day – Mar. 3, eid el-Galaa (Evacuation Day) – Mar. 21, Flooding of the Nile – Aug. 15, Egyptian Naval Day – Oct. 21, Suez Day/Popular Resistance Day – Oct. 24, Victory Day – Dec. 23
Money Currency Egyptian pound
National Sports Teams National Football Team
Random Fact Egypt is the size of France and Germany combined

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