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Egypt

 

The capital of Egypt is Cairo. It is the largest city in
both Africa and the middle east. The population of Cairo is
5,139,000. They manufacture cement, textiles, vegatable
oils, beer, and paper. GEOGRAPHY The Nile River is the only
river in Egypt. It has no tributaries and it is navigable
as far south as Aswan. It is the longest river in Africa
and it's 3,485 miles in length. The Nile River's source is
Lake Victoria. Mount Katherine is the highest point,8,668
feet. The lowest point is the Qattara Depression, 436 feet.
The Qattara Depression is a low area, with a salt marsh, in
the Western Desert. The Sahara Desert covers about
two-thirds of Egypt and the Libyan Desert covers nearly
70%. The deserts are only populated by nomadic tribes that
know how to live in harsh environments. Deserts extend on
Egypt's west and south border. Almost 90% of Egypt is
desert. An oasis is an area of water and plant life in the
middle of the desert. Usually oases are green from getting
water underground in streams. The five most important oases
are located in the Libyan Desert. They are: Farafirah,
Bahriyah, Dakhilah, Kharijah, and Siwah. Fields, lakes, as
well as temples and fortresses are found in Kharijah and
Dakhilah. Kharijah is the largest oasis in Egypt. It
stretches about 200 miles from end to end. Kharijah is also
know as the Great Oasis. PEOPLE The religions of people
that live in Egypt are Islams and Coptic Christanity. 90%
of the Egyptians are Muslims. Muslims believe in one god
which is named Muhammad,a holy man. Arabic is the official
language. CLIMATE The climate in Egypt is mostly hot and
dry. There are only two seasons in Egypt, summer and
winter. In the summer (May-October) the temperature usually
falls between 80-110 F. The winter time (November-April) is
usually around 55-70 F. JOBS Many of the common jobs in
Egypt are: 45% agriculture, 13% manufacturing and mining,
10% banking and trade, 5% construction 4% transportation
and communication, 1% housing, 1% utilites, and 21% other
services. The buisiness hours are from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
or 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. In Egypt Friday is a day of rest
with no work. 

 




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