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Egypt

Egypt is a republic with a developing economy. It has extensive facilities for tourists.  Read the Department of State Background Notes on Egypt for additional information.

Egypt

           
 

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Egypt
Continent: Africa
Capital City: Cairo
Boundary Countries: Gaza Strip, Isreal, Libya, Sudan
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Main Cities: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Suez, Siwah
Country Size: 1,001,450 sq km
Population: 78,887,007

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

Arabic (official),English and French widely understood by educated classes

Currency: Egyption pound (EGP)
Predominant Religions:

Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%

National Holidays: Revolution Day,23 July (1952)
Economic Status:

The US Embassy is located at 5 Tawfik Diab Street, Garden City, Cairo, telephone (20) 2 2797-2301. Walk-in working hours are 8:00a to 11:00a Sunday through Thursday. Phone inquiries are between 1:00p and 4:30p. The latest Embassy warden message can be heard on (20) 2 2797-3000. For emergencies after-hours, US citizens may reach the Embassy duty officer via (20) 2 2797-3300. The Consular Section American Citizens Services unit fax number is (20) 2 2797-3602.
The mailing address from the United States is: Consular Section, Unit 64900, Box 15, APO AE 09839-4900. Within Egypt or from a third country

Security:

Army, Navy, Air Force, Air Defense Command

US Presence:

The US Embassy is located at 5 Tawfik Diab Street, Garden City, Cairo, tel: (20) 2 2797-2301. Walk-in working hours are 8:00a to 11:00a Sunday through Thursday. Phone inquiries are between 1:00p and 4:30p. The latest Embassy warden message can be heard on (20) 2 2797-3000. For emergencies after-hours, US citizens may reach the Embassy duty officer via (20) 2 2797-3300. The Consular Section American Citizens Services unit fax number is (20) 2 2797-3602. The mailing address from the United States is: Consular Section, Unit 64900, Box 15, APO AE 09839-4900. Within Egypt or from a third country,it is 8 Kamal el-Din Salah Street, Garden City, Cairo. The Consular Section's e-mail address is consularcairoacs@state.gov. Consular information is available via the Internet on the Embassy website http://cairo.usembassy.gov. Visa-related inquiries should be directed by e-mail to consularcaironiv@state.gov.
Once a month, American Citizens Services are available at the American Center, 3 Pharana Street, Azarita, Alexandria and every five to ten weeks, American Citizens Services are available at the Cairo American College, Maadi. Please check the Embassy web site for dates and times of available services.

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Major Airports:

Airports 88, Airports w/paved runways:  72

Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
Cairo Airport, Egypt, Airport Road, Heliopolis, 11776 Cairo, EGYPT
Tel: +20 (0)2 265 4611
Fax: +20 (0)2 633 2522, +20 (0)2 263 7132
E-mail: sales.marketing@cairo-airport.com
Website: www.cairo-airport.com
Customs, hours: 24 hours
Tel: +20 (0)2 247 4321

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