Egypt

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Country's Area and Population

Area: 386,700 sq miles (1.001 million km²)

Population: 80.72 million (

Education

Egypt has the largest education system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and it has grown rapidly since the early 1990s. In recent years the government has accorded even greater priority to improving the education system.

Egypt's Armed Forces

The Egyptian Armed Forces are the largest in Africa, and the Middle East. In 2014, it is ranked the 13th most powerful in the world,consisting of the Egyptian Army, Egyptian Navy, Egyptian Air Force and Egyptian Air Defense Command. In addition, Egypt maintains large paramilitary forces.[4] The Central Security Forces comes under the control of the ministry of interior. The Egyptian Border Guard Forces and the Egyptian National Guard comes under the control of the Ministry of

The Armed Forces' inventory includes equipment from different countries around the world.

Physical Features

Climate: Egypt is mostly a hot, sandy desert. Most of the population lives along the fertile Nile Valley and the Nile Delta.

Economy

The Egyptian economy faces three main stumbling blocks on the road to a recovery. The country’s low productivity—particularly the decline in tourism after the 2011 revolution—combined with the ripple effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, insecurity and political instability, are the key issues to be tackled by Egypt’s next government in its efforts to get the economy back on track.