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Egypt

Egypt Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Cyprus (M) Greece (M) Israel Jordan (M) Libya Saudi Arabia (M) Sudan Turkey (M) Akrotiri and Dhekelia ( United Kingdom ) (M) Gaza Strip ( Palestinian territories )

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 23:59, last Thursday in September 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 23:59, last Thursday in April 2013
First human settlement > Date 50,000-80,000 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Skeleton of 8-10 year old child discovered in 1994 2014
First human settlement > Place Taramasa Hill 2014
Full name Arab Republic of Egypt 2013
Land border length 2,665 km 2014 68th out of 200
National anthems Bilady, Bilady, Bilady ( My Country, My Country, My Country ) 2011
National identity card The Personality Verification Card is compulsory at the age of 16. Issued by the Civil Registry Office which is subordinate to the Ministry of Interior. Not carrying the ID card is only penalised by fine not exceeding 200 EGP. 2004
Overview

Long known for its pyramids and ancient civilisation, Egypt is the largest Arab country and has played a central role in Middle Eastern politics in modern times.

In the 1950s President Gamal Abdul Nasser pioneered Arab nationalism and the non-aligned movement, while his successor Anwar Sadat made peace with Israel and turned back to the West.

The protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 put Egypt at the crossroads once again, as they led to an Islamist Muslim Brotherhood breakthrough at subsequently annulled parliamentary polls and a narrow win for the Brotherhood candidate in the presidential election of 2012.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Egypt Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Egypt/Background

Egypt Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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