Here goes my first egyptian postcard! Isn’t it just beautiful?!?! Thank you so much Ulla!
Egypt , is a transcontinental country situated mainly within North Africa, with its Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia.
Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East, and the 15th most populated in the world. The great majority of its over 82 million people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (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.
Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern state, having been continuously inhabited since the 10th millennium BCE. Its monuments, such as the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx, were constructed by its ancient civilization, which was one of the most advanced of its time. Its ancient ruins, such as those of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings outside Luxor, are a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest. Egypt’s rich cultural legacy, as well as the attraction of its Red Sea Riviera, has made tourism a vital part of the economy, employing about 12% of the country’s workforce.
Here go some facts about Egypt!
Egypt is the 34th largest country in the world.
Some of the ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made out of stone.
Arabic is the official language of Egypt.
The first pyramid made out of stone was built in 2650 BC.
Acient Egyptians used to play a game very similar to todays bowling.
The pyramids of Egypt are the last remaining ancient wonder of the world.
Egyptians created glass and faience objects.
Luxor in Egypt are known as the world’s largest open air museum.
The official name of Egypt is Arab Republic of Egypt.
Egyptians invented the 365 days calendar.
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