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Factfile:

Capital and largest city

Cairo

Area

1,002,450 km2

Population

76 million (2009 est.)

Currency

Egyptian pound
 

Country Profile: Egypt

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History

Egypt is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Covering Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.
Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 76 million live near the banks of the Nile River, where the only arable agricultural land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with the majority spread across the densely-populated centers of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.
Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnack Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural nation of the Middle East.

 

Climate Change and Effects

Every year, a predictable flooding of the Nile replenishes Egypt's soil. This gives the country consistent harvest throughout the year. Many know this event as “The Gift of the Nile”.  The rise in sea levels due to global warming threatens Egypt's densely populated coastal strip and could have grave consequences for the country's economy, agriculture and industry. Combined with growing demographic pressures, a rise in sea levels could turn millions of Egyptians into environmental refugees by the end of the century, according to climate experts. This has prompted Egypt to take an aggressive stance against global warming.

Foreign Relations

The fact that Egypt is geographically a bridge between Africa and The Middle East, Egypt's foreign policy operates along moderate lines. Factors such as population size, historical events, military strength, diplomatic expertise and a strategic geographical position give Egypt extensive political influence in Africa and the Middle East. Cairo has been a crossroads of regional commerce and culture for centuries, and its intellectual and Islamic institutions are at the center of the region's social and cultural development. Egypt is considered to be an ally of the Western and European World and considered to be the dominant military power in the Middle East and Africa along with Israel.  Egypt's economy depends mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum exports, and tourism, there are also more than three million Egyptians working abroad, mainly in Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and Europe. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1970 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly-growing population, limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress the economy.

Future Outlook

In the upcoming years, Egypt will strive to keep their agricultural strength of the Nile River Delta, as well as focus on their booming economy to expand even more. They are considered to be one of the most advanced economies in the world right now in terms of Economic Reform.
Egypt has been the first Arab country to take an initiative in combating climate change, both with the United Nations support and European Union, through the Kyoto Protocol and other various conferences and agendas related to climate change. Due to the emphasis that climate change plays on Egypt’s agricultural Nile River Delta, they have been forced to act quicker than most countries, as they are in immediate danger. They have already begun to shift their technologies, industries and researchers towards new global warming solutions.

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