EGYPT

The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world’s longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. Travel to Egypt to discover a world of wonder.

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments still sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including the colossal Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks such as Muhammad Ali Mosque.
Capital: Cairo
Dialing code: +20

There are a number of languages spoken in Egypt, but Egyptian Arabic is by far the most widely spoken in the country. Arabic was adopted by the Egyptians after the Arab invasion of Egypt.

The official language in Egypt is Modern Standard Arabic, used in most written documents.

Languages used in tourism

In addition to English and French, Italian, German and Russian are widely used in the field of tourism.

The Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt. It is divided into 100 piastres, or ersh or 1,000 millimes.

The ISO 4217 code is EGP. Locally, the abbreviation LE or L.E., which stands for livre égyptienne is frequently used. and £E are commonly used online. The name Genēh / Geni is derived from the Guinea coin, which had almost the same value of 100 piastres at the end of the 19th century.

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