I am traveling to Egypt next week to represent Social Media Exchange in a workshop titled “Social Media and Alternative Learning Tools” by Nassej CYD. I have never been to Egypt, so I did a humble research and came up with some key points that I decided to share with you!
Let me know if you have something to add!
Official Name: Arab Republic of Egypt
Area: 1,002,450km2 (0.632 % water)
Comparative Area: slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico
Calling Code: +20
Language: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
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
Climate: desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters
Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, rare earth elements, zinc
Major infectious Diseases:
Degree of risk: intermediate
Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Vector borne disease: Rift Valley fever
Water contact disease: schistosomiasis
So be careful about the water you drink!
Airports: 86 (2010)
Airports with paved runways: 73
- Alexandria and the North Coast: Beautiful beaches and Mediterranean resorts.
- The Delta from North of Cairo to the Mediterranean East of Alexandria
- Cairo and the Lower Nile Valley from Cairo to El Tabbin
- The Lower Nile Valley from El-Minya to El-Minya
- Upper Nile Valley from South of El-Minya to Qena
- Luxor/Thebes, from South of Qena to North of Idfu
- Aswan and Nubia, from Idfu to Abu Simbel: With Elephantine Island, Kitcheners Island, High Dam
- Red Sea