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Egypt - Location Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula
Area - Total 1,001,450 sq km
Area - Land 995,450 sq km
Area - Water 6,000 sq km
Geographic Coordinates 27 00 N, 30 00 E
Coastline 2,450 km
Elevation Highest Mount Catherine 2,629 m
Elevation Lowest Qattara Depression -133 m
Birth rate 23.84 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 68.22 years
Life expectancy - Female 73.31 years (2004 est.)
Languages  Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
Independence 28 February 1922 (from UK)
Flag Description Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black with the national emblem (a shield superimposed on a golden eagle facing the hoist side above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of Yemen, which has a plain white band; also similar to the flag of Syria, which has two green stars, and to the flag of Iraq, which has three green stars (plus an Arabic inscription) in a horizontal line centered in the white band
Internet Code .eg
Airports 89 (2003 est.)
Bordering Countries Gaza, Israel, Libya, Sudan
Records Longest river in the world = Nile (6671 Km).
Most populous urban agglomeration in Africa = Cairo (population = 10.6 M)

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