Country Profile - Egypt

Name: Arab Republic of Egypt

Location: Middle East, North Africa

Time: IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Cairo

Language: Arabic, English and French

Area:1,002,000 sq kms

Population: 62,056,000

National Day: 23 Jul (Revolution Day)

Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP).

Climate: Hot, dry summers with mild, dry winters and cold nights. Rainfall is negligible except on the coast. In April the hot, dusty Khamsin wind blows from the Sahara.

Holidays: 1 May Labour Day. 23 Jul National Day. 6 Oct Armed Forces Day. 16 Nov - 17 Nov Grand Feast.

Airline Name: Egypt Air (MS)

International Airports: Cairo (CAI)El Nouzha (ALY)Luxor (LXR)