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All About Egypt
Location: Egypt is a country in northeastern Africa (it is also considered to be part of the Middle East). Egypt is bordered by Libya, Sudan, Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Bordering bodies of water are the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Suez Canal.
Size: Egypt covers about 1,001,450 square kilometers (about three times as big as the state of New Mexico). Egypt is the 30th largest country in the world.
Population: The population of Egypt is about 80,471,869 (as of July, 2010). Egypt has the 16th largest population of any country in the world.
Egypt is divided into 26 governorates.
Official Language: Arabic
Education: Girls and boys in Egypt go to school for an average of 11 years.
Literacy Rate: About 71% (over two-thirds) of the adults in Egypt can read and write. About 83% of the men and 59% of the women are literate.
Official Religion: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%.
Flag: Egypt's flag is a red, white and black tricolor with horizontal stripes; a yellow Eagle of Saladin is in the center. The flag has a ratio of 2:3. Egypt's flag was adopted on October 4, 1984.
Climate: Egypt is mostly a hot, sandy desert. Most of the population lives along the fertile Nile Valley and the Nile Delta.
Major Rivers and Waterways: The major rivers and waterways in Egypt are the Nile River, Lake Nasser, the Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and the Suez Canal (a 193.5 km long man-made waterway which connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, allowing a quick water route between Europe and Asia; it opened in 1869).
Highest Point: The highest point in Egypt is Mount Catherine (2,629 m tall), located in the Sinai Peninsula (in northeastern Egypt).
Lowest Point: The lowest point in Egypt is the Qattara Depression (133 m below sea level), located in northwestern Egypt.
Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, rare earth elements, zinc.
Major Industries: textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures.
Agricultural Products: cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats.
Egypt: Follow the Instructions
Color Egypt according to simple directions, such as, "Trace the path of the Nile River in blue." Or go to the answers.
Egypt Flag Quiz/Printout
A flag quiz/coloring printout. Or go to the answers.
Large Flag of Egypt to Color
Go to a blackline master (printout) of the flag of Egypt.
Egypt: Dot to Dot Mystery Map
Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery country. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which country you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as the continent the country is in (Africa), that it is in the Northern Hemisphere, or that its name starts with "E." Answer: Egypt.
Egypt: Map Quiz Worksheet
A printable quiz on the major geographic features of Egypt. The student reads a map to answer 10 geography questions. Or go to the answers.
Label a map of Egypt.
Egypt: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of Egypt to print.
Egypt: Outline Map Quizzes
Printable gepgraphy activities that require research to answer the questions: a simple map research activity, a medium-level map research activity, or an advanced map research activity.
Write Ten Things About Ancient Egypt
A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about ancient Egypt (plus one thing you would like to change about it).
Write Definitions to Words Related to Ancient Egypt
In this worksheet, write the definition of a word, what part of speech it is, and use it in a sentence. Words: hieroglyphics, mummy, Egyptologist, sphinx, pharaoh, sarcophagus, papyrus, scarab, amulet, ankh. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the questions and answers (subscribers only).
Read about and color art from ancient Egypt.
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Middle East Map: Label Me! Printout
Label a map of the Middle East.
Middle East: Outline Map Printout
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