Libya
Arab Republic of Egypt

Capital
Cairo

Area
386,660 sq mi
1,001,450 sq km


Population
74,718,797 est 2003

Largest city
Cairo
pop. 7,937,700


Languages
Arabic (Official), French, English

Peoples
Eastern Hamitic (Egyptians, Bedouins, Berbers) 99%

Religion
Islam ( primarilySunni Muslim) 94%, Christian (Coptic) 5%

Life Expectancy
total population: 70.71 years
male: 68.22 years
female: 73.31 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 57.7%
male: 68.3%
female: 46.9% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal and compulsory

Government
Republic


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