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Did You Know These Amazing Facts About Egypt?

Did You Know These Amazing Facts About Egypt?
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  1. Did you know, Egypt’s officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt?
  2. Did you know, Egypt’s a transcontinental country? It spans over multiple continents. It is spanning from the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
  3. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northeast separates Egypt from Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
  4. Cairo is the capital city. It’s the largest one in Egypt.
  5. Alexandria is an important industrial and tourist hub in Egypt. This second largest city is located on the Mediterranean coast.
  6. Interestingly, Egypt is the 14th-most populated country in the world.
  7. Did you know, Egypt has one of the longest histories in the world tracing back to the 6th – 4th millennia BCE?
  8. Did you know Ancient Egypt is said to be a cradle of civilization? Ancient Egypt contributed to the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, religion and central politics.
  9. Did you know, Egypt gained independence from the British Empire in 1922? But, continued ruling as a client state, still, 1952 until, Egypt declared itself a republic.
  10. Did you know, the official language of Egypt is Arabic and national language is Egyptian Arabic?
  11. Did you know, the Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt?
  12. The calling of Egypt is +22.
  13. The ISO code of Egypt is EG.
  14. The internet tld (Top Level Domain) of Egypt is .eg. It’s the Latin alphabet country code top-level domain (ccTLD). It was introduced there on 30 November 1990. They’ve certain restrictions on registering or using .eg origin domains. Any entity who wants to register a domain name ending with .eg must have a local representative or the domain name has to be hosted on Egyptian DNS servers.
  15. Apart from top level domains, second level domains are also available. Such as,,,,,, and a lot more.
  16. A lot of ancient masonry structures are located in Egypt, popularly known as Pyramids. There are at least 118 identified “Egyptian” pyramids.
  17. Did you know, most of the Egyptian Pyramids were built as tombs for the country’s pharaohs?
  18. A lot of Pyramid centric movies have been released, mostly the horror ones, such as, The Aztec Mummy (La Momia Azteca), The Mummy’s Curse, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Mummy’s Tomb, Pharaoh’s Curse, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and so on.

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