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Official Name
The Arab Republic of Egypt, divided into 26 governorates, Cairo is the Capital.

Location
Egypt is situated in the Northeast Corner of Africa; and bounded by Mediterranean Sea to the north, Palestine and Jordan to the Northeast, the Red Sea and KSA to the East, Libya to the West and Soudan to the south,

Climate
Egypt’s climate varies, as the weather and temperature changes and fluctuates from area to another. It is characterized by hot, dry and hot summers and fairly winters. Nights are often cool in winter.

Area & Population
Area: 1,002,000 sq km
Population: around 93 Million inhabitants “ Jan 2007 “

Languages
Arabic is the mother tongue of the majority,
English is widely understood.

Time Zone
GMT + 3

Currency & Banking
• The monetary unit is the Egyptian Pound (L.E) locally called " Jenieh ". Which is divided into 100 piasters.
- Coins are in denominations of: 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 piasters and 1 LE
- Notes are in denominations of: 5, 10, 25, 50 piasters, 1 LE, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 LE.
• Foreign currencies & traveler checks can be easily exchanged at banks and some five stars hotels.
• Major Credit Cards are acceptable by International hotels, 4 stars hotels, many retailers like: “ Orientals, jewelry, fashion shops ”, restaurants, rent a car, travel agencies.

Transportation
• Rail covering most of the country.
• Thirty Airports
• Five ports.
• Border centers with Palestine, Jordan, Libya and Soudan and open for 24 hours a day.
• Taxis are colored black and white and available in all parts of the country.
• Modern Buses are available all over the country with regular journeys covering all of the main cities.
• And the minibuses connecting towns & villages with the main cities are available all over the country.
• Rent a Car companies offer many new types of cars & vans.

Electricity
220 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs.

Communications
• Public Telephone is available generally in the post offices all around the country, The pay stations are available everywhere in the major cities, in coins & prepaid cards
• Mobile telephone, so you can use your own mobile line has the roaming option and if your mobile company has an agreement with one of the mobile companies in Egypt.
• Internet Services are available wildly in the post & telephone office, some hotels and the internet cafes.

Water
The mineral water is widely available in bottles in different sizes and brands.

Measurement System
Metric system is in use.

Business Time
• Governmental section: from 8:30 to 14:30
• Private Section: from 11:30 to 23:00
• Official Weekend is on Friday & Saturday,
Shops & Souqs closed on Friday but some private shops open on Friday and close on Sundays.

Accommodation
There are many hotels covering all the country, this hotels are of varied categories from fairly low grade to luxurious 5 star and international. In addition to the furnished apartments wish we advise for a long stay.

Shopping
Markets or Souqs as named in Arabic are many, as each city has its own Souqs, which has its special style, goods and name such as Jewelries Souq, Wool Souq, Handicrafts Souq in addition to the supermarkets; shopping centers s and the modern shops, so you can find all the goods that you heard about or you did not hear about, like textiles, handcrafts, oriental items, nuts, jewelry and modern clothes.
And note that the bargaining with the merchant is a normal thing, and many people enjoy doing that, but not in the modern shops with barcode system.

Food
• There are many restaurants in each city, serving a variety of delicious Oriental and European dishes beside the Habulebaple. The fast food & take away restaurants are available in the main cities.
• Table service is the norm and a meal is paid for afterwards, and usually meals are served late " lunch from 13:00 to 16:00 and dinner from 20:00 to 23:00 "