The Arab Republic of Egypt today is one of the most popular resorts. Tourism is one of the main items of state revenue, and we must pay tribute to the Egyptians — in this area, few can compare with them.
It is difficult to calculate how many hotels and resort complexes there are in Egypt. But the entire coast of the Red and Mediterranean Seas is simply dotted with hotels with varying numbers of stars and the services offered. And on the streets of almost all large cities you can meet representatives of the tourist police, whose task is to help tourists in every possible way and contribute to their pleasant stay in the country.
Egypt is interesting to people not only because of the rest available to any wallet. After all, almost everyone travels to this ancient country in order to get in touch with its amazing history and rich cultural heritage, which the Egyptians cherish.
Egypt attracts tourists with its vibrant culture, amazing natural beauty, rich historical heritage and excellent service.
To make your vacation pleasant and carefree, read the useful information for tourists!
Egypt is a rather hot country, with a desert climate over most of the state. The average temperature in the year is + 20C, so the tourist season in Egypt lasts all year round.
There are times when there is no rainfall in the country for several years.
For those who do not tolerate the hot climate, it is better to refrain from traveling to Egypt in the summer, because it is in July and August that the sun is the hottest here. The heat begins to subside in October.
Currency: The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), which is equal to 100 piastres. Currently, there are banknotes in circulation: 25 and 50 piastres, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pounds; coins of 25, 50 piastres and 1 pound. The banknotes, as a rule, depict ancient temples of Egypt or mosques, the inscriptions are made in Arabic and English.
Egypt is located on the African continent. The closest neighbors of the republic are:
— Libya from the west;
— Sudan — in the south;
— Israel and Palestine — in the east.
Egypt is separated from Saudi Arabia and Jordan only by the Red Sea.
Also, one of the largest rivers in the world, the Nile, stretches across the entire territory of Egypt from north to south.
The total population of Egypt is 80.5 million people
As for the ethnic composition, the country is mainly populated by Egyptian Arabs — 98% of them, as well as other ethnic groups: Nubians, Berbers, Circassians.
Language: The official language in the country is Arabic. Almost the entire population speaks it. However, due to the developed tourism, many locals speak English.
Egypt is a republic by its form of government. The head of state is the president, who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The head of government is the prime minister.
The highest legislative body is the unicameral National Assembly
The main religion of the Arab Republic of Egypt is Sunni Islam.
Hurghada (area code 065):
Tourist Police: 446-765
Police Department: 446-359
Sharm El Sheikh (area code 069):
Tourist Police: 600-675
Police Department: 660-306
Perhaps there is not a single corner in Egypt that would not be famous for something.
The first place where all tourists go is, of course, Giza, where the famous Great Pyramids are located. Also, one cannot fail to notice the huge Sphinx, which has been guarding ancient secrets for many millennia.
Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is called the city of «a thousand minarets», «The Gateway to the East». Life is in full swing here day and night, without stopping for a minute. In the city, it is worth visiting the Egyptian Museum, which houses Egyptian antiquities.
Luxor was once the capital of Ancient Egypt, which the Egyptians called Wasset, the Greeks called Thebes, and the Arabs called al-Uxur (palaces). The city itself, one might say, is one big historical monument.
The hardiest are invited to wake up very early and climb Mount Sinai. The height of this mountain exceeds 2 thousand meters. But it’s worth it, because when will you have the opportunity to feel like a real Moses!
And for shopping, it is recommended to go to the huge Khan al-Khalili Crafts Bazaar, where you can buy almost anything you want.
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