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Interesting Facts About Egypt

Egypt (officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt) is a country situated in North Africa, with a small land bridge to Western Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Egypt that you may not know!

Interesting Facts About Egypt

  • Most of the population live near the Nile River as this is the only ground where food can be grown.
  • The whole country is about as large as the combined size of Texas and California.
  • Apart from the Nile River, most of the land in Egypt is desert.
  • Egypt receives very little rainfall except in winter months.
  • The threat of sea level rise due to global warming could threaten the many cities on the coast of Egypt.
  • The New Testament had been translated into Egyptian sometime between 100 and 200 AD.
  • 80-90% of the population are Muslim and most of the remaining population are Christians.
  • There are about 200 Jews in Egypt!
  • Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Egypt. The national Egyptian team has won the Africa Cup of Nations a record six times.
  • Egypt’s most successful Olympic Games was in London in 1948. They won 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.
  • Egypt and Israel are considered the leading military powers of the Middle East.

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