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77,505,756 (July 2005 est.)
Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
28 February 1922 (from UK)
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
total: 1,001,450 sq km land: 995,450 sq km water: 6,000 sq km
   Land boundaries   
total: 2,665 km
border countries: Gaza Strip 11 km, Israel 266 km, Libya 1,115 km, Sudan 1,273 km
temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south

   Natural resources   
petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, zinc
   Geography - note   
controls Sinai Peninsula, only land bridge between Africa and remainder of Eastern Hemisphere; controls Suez Canal, a sea link between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea; size, and juxtaposition to Israel, establish its major role in Middle Eastern geopolitics; dependence on upstream neighbors; dominance of Nile basin issues; prone to influxes of refugees
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   Currency - Currency code   
Egyptian pound - (EGP)

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2.7 million (2003)

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