Egypt facts and figures

Interesting facts and figures about Egypt with international airports, official language, religion, currency, time zone, mains voltage and other important information for vacation in Egypt.

Official language Arabic
Form of government Semi-presidential system of government
Religion Islam (90%, state religion), Christians (6%)
Area 1.001.449 km²
Inhabitants 80.472.000
Population density 80.4 inhabitants per km²
Capital Cairo
Population capital 7.947.000
Currency Egyptian pound, 1 Egyptian pound = 100 piasters
Currency code LE, £E
Time zone UTC+2h, CAT - Central Africa Time
Telephone area code +20
Top-level domain .eg
Mains voltage 220V
International airport Cairo (CAI), Hurghada (HRG), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH)
Official tourism site
Average age 24.8 years
Life expectancy 73.2 years
Infant Mortality 23.3 deaths per 1,000 births