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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

EGY

Website

Egypt

Established

2/28/1922

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/6/2004


Armed Forces

Referenda

Institutions

Advisory Council

People's Assembly

President

Prime Minister

State

Ad Daqahliyah

Al Bahr al Ahmar

Al Buhayrah

Al Fayyum

Al Gharbiyah

Al Iskandariyah

Al Isma'iliyah

Al Jizah

Al Minufiyah

Al Minya

Al Qahirah

Al Qalyubiyah

Al Wadi al Jadid

As Suways

Ash Sharqiyah

Aswan

Asyut

Bani Suwayf

Bur Sa'id

Dumyat

Janub Sina'

Kafr ash Shaykh

Matruh

Qina

Shamal Sina'

Suhaj


DESCRIPTION

Arab Republic of Egypt Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah A former British colony until it gained its independence in 1922, Egypt is located in Northern Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya, Gaza Strip and the Red Sea north of Sudan. It includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula. An overwhelming majority of its citizens, about 99%, are ethnically Eastern Hamitic. Smaller communities of Greek, Nubian, Armenian and other European ethnicities exist in Egypt. The people are largely multi-lingual speaking Egyptian, English and French. With its capital in Cairo, Egypt is comprised of 26 states or governorates. In Egypt they are called muhafazah: Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah, Al Isma'iliyah, Al Jizah, Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah, Al Qalyubiyah, Al Wadi al Jadid, Ash Sharqiyah, As Suways, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id, Dumyat, Janub Sina', Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina', Suhaj. As a republic, Egypt is led by the President who, nominated by the parliament and elected by popular referendum, is Head of State. Governance is by the Prime Minister and a cabinet appointed by the President. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral Parliament, consisting of the People's Assembly or Majlis al-Sha'b and the Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura.


INFO LINKS

President of Egypt


BOOKS

DISCUSSION

MAP

 


MEDIA

English Language Newspaper

Al-Ahram Weekly

English Language Newspaper

Business Today Egypt

English Language Newspaper

Cairo Times

English Language Newspaper

Egypt Today


EVENTS

5/24/2012

General Election

Egypt Presidential Election

Posted by Picimpalious


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

7/7/2013 9:00 pm

News

Egyptian Rage Is Now Focused On The US Ambassador In Cairo

ChronoT

7/5/2013 6:00 pm

News

Muslim Brotherhood site says Egypt’s new president is secretly Jewish

ChronoT

7/2/2013 3:00 pm

News

Egypt: Army to suspend constitution, legislature

IndyGeorgia

7/1/2013 3:00 pm

Speculative

Is Egypt's military about to overthrow an elected president?

IndyGeorgia

6/11/2013 2:30 pm

News

Egypt warns all options open for Ethiopia Nile dam

IndyGeorgia

2/9/2013 3:00 pm

News

Egypt Court Orders Block on YouTube Access

Picimpalious

9/13/2012 1:00 pm

Oops

White House clarifies Obama’s statement that Egypt is not an ‘ally’

Imperator

8/22/2012 2:05 pm

News

Egypt’s Morsi appoints Christian, woman and Salafist to presidential team: Brotherhood TV channel

ChronoT

8/22/2012 2:00 pm

News

Egypt's leftist hit back at Brotherhood's Erian's anti-left statements

ChronoT

7/4/2012 7:00 pm

News

Student murder stokes fears of Egypt's Islamists

Jason

6/27/2012 3:15 am

News

Woman, Christian to be VPs in Egypt

Homegrown Democrat

6/17/2012 4:00 pm

Opinion

In Egypt, a sense of dread

ChronoT

6/14/2012 12:15 pm

News

Some cry 'coup' as Egypt's highest court annuls parliament, military extends power

Homegrown Democrat

4/8/2012 7:00 pm

Commentary

Obama Helps the Muslim Brotherhood's War on Egyptian Women

Jason

12/28/2011 11:00 am

General

Egypt Islamists vow to protect churches

ChronoT

12/1/2011 3:00 pm

Commentary

Egyptian women: your new government will want you back in the kitchen

Jason

12/6/2011 10:10 am

Advertisement

Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance

Gaear Grimsrud

3/29/2011 1:40 pm

News

Egypt’s new Political Party Law fails to please everyone

Picimpalious

4/20/2011 1:00 pm

Advertisement

Ahram Online's idiot's guide to Egypt's emergent political landscape

Picimpalious

2/16/2011 2:05 pm

News

CBS News' Lara Logan Assaulted During Egypt Protests

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

2/16/2011 8:00 am

News

CBS correspondent assaulted in Egypt

eddy 9_99

2/11/2011 10:00 am

News

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Resigns

Brandon

2/10/2011 9:00 am

News

BREAKING: Egypt's Mubarak to step down

Brandon

2/5/2011 6:35 am

News

Egypt gas pipeline attacked; Israel, Jordan flow hit

Homegrown Democrat

2/4/2011 8:00 pm

General

Egypt holds 'Day of Departure'

ChronoT

2/3/2011 12:20 pm

News

Egypt update: Anderson Cooper attacked again, hotels raided for journalists

Homegrown Democrat

2/2/2011 4:10 pm

Opinion

Reflections by Fidel Castro: Mubarak's Fate is Sealed

Magical Horse

2/2/2011 10:00 pm

General

Egypt's Day Of Reckoning: Blood, Barricades, Gunfire and Confrontation As Regime Lashes Out

Homegrown Democrat

2/2/2011 3:35 pm

News

Pro-Mubarak protesters retreat as anti-gov't rioters charge

Homegrown Democrat

2/2/2011 11:15 pm

News

Anderson Cooper and news team punched by pro-Mubarak mob in Egypt

Homegrown Democrat

2/1/2011 3:00 pm

News

Egypt Protesters Reiterate Mubarak Must Leave

Homegrown Democrat

1/31/2011 7:45 am

News

Looters Damage King Tut Artifacts in Egypt

Homegrown Democrat

1/30/2011 4:00 pm

News

Close Call for King Tut: The Break-In at Cairo's Prized Museum

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

1/30/2011 12:00 pm

News

Egypt opposition leader ElBaradei asked to form interim government

Homegrown Democrat

1/30/2011 12:00 pm

News

Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera satellite TV channel

Homegrown Democrat

1/29/2011 9:45 am

Announcement

Egypt's Mubarak names vice president for 1st time

Homegrown Democrat

1/28/2011 6:00 pm

General

Egyptian Police Using U.S.-Made Tear Gas Against Demonstrators

RP

1/28/2011 4:00 pm

News

Egypt Calls In Army as Protests Rage

Scott³

1/7/2011 8:00 pm

General

Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

ChronoT

1/1/2011 2:20 pm

General

Clashes follow Egypt church bombing

ChronoT

11/25/2010 12:45 am

General

Cairo police clash with Christians

ChronoT

6/25/2010 3:25 pm

General

Several thousand Egyptians protest police abuse

ChronoT

12/21/2009 6:00 pm

General

RIGHTS-EGYPT: Bloggers Name and Shame Torturers

ChronoT

6/2/2009 10:00 pm

General

Egyptians worry that Obama will inadvertently bless repression

ChronoT

12/21/2008 4:00 am

News

Egypt teacher tried over beating

Jason

2/21/2007 9:00 pm

Opinion

The 'Crime' Of Blogging In Egypt

ChronoT

6/3/2007 8:00 pm

News

Egypt frees Muslim Brotherhood blogger

ChronoT

5/13/2007 10:15 pm

News

Egyptian dissident's wife blasts U.S.

ChronoT

1/25/2007 1:00 pm

General

Egypt fumes over fresh seven wonders competition for pyramids

Nothing wrong, just gone

4/27/2006 12:00 am

News

Egypt releases Aljazeera journalist

ChronoT

7/6/2006 8:00 pm

Announcement

Egypt journalists plan one-day strike

ChronoT

4/28/2006 9:05 pm

General

Police clash with protesters in Cairo

ChronoT

2/10/2006 12:05 pm

News

Tombs from 18th Dynasty located

Chronicler

12/24/2005 6:50 pm

General

Brotherhood: 'myth does not mean denial'

ChronoT

12/22/2005 5:00 pm

News

Egypt Opposition Leader Denies Holocaust

Nothing wrong, just gone

9/6/2005 7:00 pm

General

Egypt's election explained

ChronoT

9/6/2005 7:00 pm

General

Egypt poll ruling restores judges' role

ChronoT

7/23/2005 2:00 pm

News

Bombs kill scores in Egyptian resort town [at least 83 dead]

Brandon

6/2/2005 12:00 am

General

Egyptians protest attacks on women

ChronoT

5/26/2005 2:35 pm

News

Egypt to Have First Multicandidate Vote

Nothing wrong, just gone

5/17/2005 9:35 pm

General

Egypt opposition to boycott vote

ChronoT

2/28/2005 1:00 pm

News

President of Egypt Calls for Open Election

NoMoreBS

12/6/2004 12:00 am

Op-Ed by Candidate

The King and I [by Steve Martin]

Ben


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