Called by Herodot the “Nil`s gift”,
Egypt, is the country of a immemorial civilization,
fascinating and mysterious, whose secretes remained hidden
till the present time.
Egypt is situated in the north of Africa and in the Small
Asia's West part, its coasts being washed by the two great
seas: the Mediterranean Sea in north and The Red Sea in
The country is 90%
constituted from desert. One of the longest rivers in the
world, the Nil, sweeps Egypt from south to north, on a
distance of about 1200 kilometers, dividing in this way the
The official name
of the country is the Arab Republic of Egypt, the capital is
Cairo, the biggest Africa's city (about 2500 km2), a noisy
metropolis of seventeen million citizens, without including
the tourists and the provincials.
The form of government is
the multi-parties democratic republic. The time zone is GMT/UTC
Egypt's population is about 79 million people; most of them
are Egyptians, Berbers and Bedouins (99%) and there other
nations like Armenians, Europeans and Nubians, but in a very
The official language is Arab, but all over the country
English, German, or French is spoken.
The official religion
is Islam. More than 87% of the population is Muslim; the
rest are Christians, Roman-Catholics, Jewish and
Protestants. Egypt's official currency is the Egyptian lyre.
The importation and the export of the Egyptian lyre are
forbidden. But you can bring to Egypt any free convertible
You can exchange the money at the exchange houses,
at hotels, or in banks. In the majority of the hotels and
magazines, you can use the credit cards. On the cruisers the
credit cards are not allowed, you can pay only in cash.
Banks are opened Monday to Friday, in the period of time
08.30 and 14.00.
Egypt conquers with its antiquities architectonics that
reminds in a extremely visible way of an colossal empire's
glory from the beginning of the history.
This wonderful country has numerous attractions such as the
Pyramids, (that amazed the Romans and the Greeks, and
continues to amaze generations and generations). The
temples, the Old Cairo with its numerous churches, the
mosques, the Pharaoh's Egypt, the bazaars, the royal tombs,
the museums, the parks, the botanical and zoological
gardens, the Christian and Islamic monuments, all are
wonderful attractions for visitors.
In a context in which the historic monuments coexist in
harmony with the actual modern life, Egypt offers the
tourists variety in exploration: Nil cruises, diving in the
Red Sea or trips in the Sinai's peninsula. More, visitors
can play golf, go fishing, or to enjoy dance festivals, go
to theatre, buy beautiful traditional souvenirs.
Most of the time, the Egypt's tours start and end with an
incursion in capital Cairo, an enormous architectural
Other touristic cities are Alexandria, with the famous
Library of Alexandria, the Mediterranean seaport and the
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and Luxor with the
Mummification Museum and the Valley of the Kings.