Egypt

Egypt

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Egypt is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt. It is the world’s only contiguous Eurafrasian nation.

Egypt has among the longest histories of any modern country, emerging as one of the world’s first nation states in the tenth millennium BC. Considered a cradle of civilisation, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt’s rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, which has endured, and at times assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European. One of the earliest centers of Christianity, Egypt was Islamised in the seventh century and remains a predominantly Muslim country, albeit with a significant Christian minority.

With over 90 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa and the Arab world, the third-most populous in Africa (after Nigeria and Ethiopia), and the fifteenth-most populous in the world. The great majority of its people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable land is found. The large regions of the Sahara desert, which constitute most of Egypt’s territory, are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt’s residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Modern Egypt is considered to be a regional and middle power, with significant cultural, political, and military influence in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Egypt’s economy is one of the largest and most diversified in the Middle East, and is projected to become one of the largest in the 21st century. Egypt is a member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Arab League, G20, African Union, and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.


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Hotel SENTIDO Palm Royale Soma Bay | Egypt

Hotel SENTIDO Palm Royale Soma Bay | Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt
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Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Beach Resort | Egypt

Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Beach Resort | Egypt

Egypt
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Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa | Egypt

Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa | Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt
The 5-star Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa lies within 10.3 km from Hurghada Grand Aquarium, Senzo M More info
Premier Romance Boutique Hotel & Spa | Egypt

Premier Romance Boutique Hotel & Spa | Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt
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Siva Port Ghalib Resort | Egypt

Siva Port Ghalib Resort | Egypt

Egypt
This Resort, managed by Red Sea Hotels, is ideally located at the heart of Port Ghalib City. Surroun More info
Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort | Egypt

Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort | Egypt

Port Ghalib, Egypt
This Resort is a new exclusive resort in the area and is located just 5 km from Marsa Alam Airport, More info
Three Corners Ocean View | Egypt

Three Corners Ocean View | Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt
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