Except for the
Mediterranean coast the country experiences a desert climate, which is
hot and dry most of the year, especially in the summer months (June to
August). Winter is from December to February with average temperatures
of 68 F to 79 F (20 C to 26 C).
The official language of
Egypt is the literary Arabic and is used in most written media. Egyptian
Arabic is the commonly spoken language, and is occasionally written in
Arabic script or Latin script. English, French, and German[citation are
also widely spoken and used in business and educated circles.
The Egyptian pound is the official currency for the Arab Republic of
Egypt. The pound is divided into 100 piasters, or 1000 milliemes. The
ISO code for the Egyptian pound is EGP, although LE is also frequently
used as notation.
People of Egypt
comprise different ethnic groups. The nationality of the people of the country
is Egyptian. They comprise of 98% of the total population. Bedouin, Nubian and
Beja cover only 1% among the population. Rest of the 1% of population is
comprised of the Europeans mainly of French and Italian origin.
Cairo is the
capital of Egypt, the largest city in Africa and the 16th most
populated metropolitan area in the world.