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  • The formal name of Egypt is the Arab Republic of Egypt.
  • Egypt is the 30th largest country in the world by area.
  • Ninety-five percent of Egypt is desert. The majority of Egypt’s population lives on only five percent of the territory.
  • Egypt has the largest Arabic population in the world.
  • On average, only an inch of rain falls in Egypt per year.
    Egypt Facts

    The famous Sphinx recently had a nose. It was destructed in 1798 by soldiers of the Napoleonic army, who used it as a target in training shooting.

  • Egypt’s Nile River is the world’s longest, running 4,135 miles (6,670 km).
  • The Nile is said to flood from the tears of the Goddess Isis. This is celebrated with the festival, ‘The night of tear drop’.
  • Luxor in Egypt are known as the world’s largest open air museum.
  • The word pharaoh began as a nickname for the Egyptian king. It means “great house”.
  • Ancient Egyptians believed that mummification ensured the deceased a safe passage to the afterlife.
  • Ancient Egyptians mummified not only people but animals as well.
  • The famous Great Pyramid at Giza was built as a burial place for King Khufu and took more than 20 years to build.
  • Egypt’s first pyramid was a step pyramid built by famed Egyptian architect Imhotep.
  • The pyramids of Egypt are the last remaining ancient wonder of the world.
  • Hieroglyphs was created in about 3000 BCE and most likely came from an early wall drawings.
  • Cats were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt.
  • For ancient Egyptians, bread was the most important food and beer was their favorite drink.
  • Egyptians invented the 365 days calendar.
  • The Ancient Egyptians were scientists and mathematicians.
  • The ancient Egyptians worshiped more than 1,000 different gods and goddesses.
  • Facebook, the world famous social networking site had played an important role in the recent revolution that occurred in 2011.
  • In Egypt, there are more than five million users Facebook – more than any other country in the Middle East.
  • Soccer is the number one sport; tennis, squash and wrestling are also favorites.
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