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Basic information

Latest news from Egypt

Al-Bab blog on Egypt

History, politics, geography, economy and more

Egypt: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Egypt

Nationmaster: Egypt 
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

BBC country profile - Egypt

Maps of Egypt 

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Egyptian pound (EGP)

Telecommunications in Egypt (Wikipedia)

National flag of Egypt

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page). See also 1960-79 national anthem. 

Languages of Egypt
Ethnologue Database

Historical and political texts relating to Egypt

Egyptian proverbs


Constitutional background 

Draft constitution, 2013 

Constitution, 2012 

Constitutional declaration, 2011

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Politics of Egypt (Wikipedia)

The political system (State Information Service)

Egyptian Armed Forces
Structure and history

Human rights reports  


Egypt timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

History of Egypt (Wikipedia)


Egyptian newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship


US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Electricity and phones (Steve Kropla)
Plugs, sockets, TV system, mobile roaming, etc.

The national airline

Tourist guides

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Egypt. Also guide to Cairo

An excellent guide to the city's architecture, landmarks, character, people and problems, by Samir Raafat (egy.com)


World Bank: Egypt 
Comprehensive economic data

Egypt and the IMF

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Egyptian equities market  
Latest prices [zawya.com]

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration

Water in Bahrain
Aquastat country profile


In the Egypt section


Books from Amazon

The Yacoubian Building
a novel by Alaa Al Aswany

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Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?
by Galal Amin

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Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?
by Amin Galal

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The Rough Guide to Egypt
by Dan Richardson

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Last revised on 24 December, 2013