The Arab Republic of Egypt is a large country in the north of Africa. With 97 million inhabitants, Egypt is the third largest country in Africa in terms of population. The country is known worldwide for the Nile river, pyramids, pharaohs and metropolitan areas of Cairo and Alexandria. The Pyramid of Cheops, part of the Pyramids of Giza, is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, located a short distance from the capital Cairo. Egypt is a popular tourist destination for travellers from Europe and the Middle East. Cairo Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Egypt. Hurghada Airport, Sharm El Sheikh Airport and Marsa Alam Airport are mainly used by sun and beach lovers.
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Time zone: Eastern European Time +2
National Day: 23 July