EGYPT

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- CAPITAL: Cairo  
- POPULATION, 60,000,000 - EXPORTS: $4.5 billion (f.o.b., 1991 est.); commodities: crude oil and petroleum products, cotton yarn, raw cotton, textiles, metal products,
chemicals; partners: EC, Eastern Europe, US, Japan
- TOTAL AREA: 1,001,450 sq km
(386,662 sq mi)
- TIME: 7 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time, and 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. - TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Cairo--boat trips on Nile, nightclubs; Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, camel rides; Alexandria--beach resort.
- EXECUTIVE BRANCH: president, prime minister, Cabinet - INDEPENDENCE: 28 February 1922 (from U.K.); formerly United Arab Republic

- CONSTITUTION: 11 September 1971

 

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