Egypt

World Rank 37 4.63 Egypt flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Cairo
1,010,408 km 2
Egyptian pound (EGP)

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Introduction

The official name of Egypt is the Arab Republic of Egypt. Interestingly, it is a transcontinental country that spreads from the northeast corner of Africa to the southwest corner of Asia. As you probably know, Egypt is the country with one of the longest histories in the world. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic, governed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Two other important figures in the nation are the Prime Minister (Moustafa Madbouly) and House Speaker (Ali Abdel Aal). The land coverage of Egypt is quite large because it is around 1 million square kilometers.

Economy

Egypt is one of the wealthiest nations in Africa with the GDP (PPP) of around $1.23 trillion. As a result of that, the country accounts for 18% of the entire wealth of the Arab world. Sadly, Egypt is at the same time one of the most populous nations and because of that, its GDP per capita (PPP included) is extremely low. It is at the level of $12,283. As a result, it is even lower than the average GDP per capita in the Arab world.  

Population

The Arab Republic of Egypt is the 13th most populous nation in the world with approximately 100 million citizens, according to data collected in 2019.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)