Welcome To Egypt

Take a Tour of the Modern Jewel of Africa By Diya

Introduction

Welcome to the wonderful country of Egypt! I'm Diya, your tour guide for the day. Today I will be showing and talking to you about Egypt. I will be talking about things including location, place, landmarks, region, movement, culture, economy, government, and many more things of Egypt!


*Note this is not a real tour, it is only a school project.*

Location

The country of Egypt is located in the Northeastern Hemisphere of the globe, in the continent of Africa. Countries and bodies of water bordering Egypt include the Mediterranean Sea in the north, Sudan in the south, the Red Sea and Israel in the east, and Libya in the west. The capital of Egypt is Cairo and is located at (30 degrees 2' N, 31 degrees 14' E). Some of the ways the relative location affects the country is that they have access to two water ways, which is great for trade with neighboring countries.
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Place

Government

The affects the government has on Egypt mainly includes how some of their follow Islam-based laws. This causes disagreements, uprisings, and protests throughout the people because many of the follow Islam and many of them are other religions.


Economy

The economy in Egypt affects the people a lot because their economy is mainly based on their rich mineral and petroleum deposits in the Sinai Desert. Although mining is a very dangerous job and tragedies happen often, miners do get paid well. Unemployment is a high and severe problem, and with the population growing 1.4 million every year the many people are left unemployed.


The landmarks, their description, and physical and political maps are in the photo gallery below. Click on the arrow to see their description.

Human-Enviroment Interaction

The environment is affected by humans in ways like deforestation, soil degradation, oil spills, pollution, and agricultural land being lost to urbanization. Deforestation is when the destruction of vast areas of forest land without planting any new growth. The forest land then turns to desert land due to the direct sunlight on the sunlight. Soil degradation means the damage to the land's soil because of poor farming skill such as too much fertilizer or pesticides. Soil degradation minimizes the amount of soil that can be used for farming and growing crops. Oil spills happen a lot because Egypt is high in oil and minerals. This action kills a lot of marine life and the people will lose a source of food because the sea animals and fish will die. The Nile is one of the few sources of fresh water the Egyptians have, but the city's trash and garbage eventually end up in the river or people dump it in there directly, and it ends up contaminating the water. Agricultural land is being lost because of urbanization. Land that is good for farming is being destroyed by the making and expanding of buildings and cities on the farm land. This decrease the number of crops and farm animals being able to be produced there, which gives humans less food.


Below is a natural resource map of Egypt

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Jobs Generated by the Enviroment

Examples of jobs generated by the environment in Egypt are farmers, textile makers, irrigation workers, astronomers, and miners.

Movement

People in Egypt communicate through a lot of ways like phones, e-mail, radios, internet, newspaper, and mail.

Transportation

Goods, people, and natural resources are transported by boats, automobiles, trains, planes, and the subway from one place to another. Some ways the location can impact the movement is that since they are bordered by two seas, the Mediterranean and Red Sea, they can use those two bodies water as a trade route with the neighboring countries. They can also use the Nile River to communicate and transport goods up and down the country.

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Reigon

Egypt's biome is a desert biome, because most of Egypt is located in the Sahara Desert. The Nile is its own freshwater biome, but it is one of the only ones too in Egypt. Landforms in Egypt include peninsulas, valleys, a delta, mountains, plateaus, and one large lake. Large cities in Egypt are Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Suez, and Point Said.

Culture

Language: Arabic

Religion: Most of their religion is Islamic and few are Christians.

Tradition: Tip anyone who helps them and greet someone in a very polite way

Food: loaf of bread, foul, tamiyya, falafel, koshari(all these are all made by women at home)

Clothing (Women): Women wear scarfs to cover their head and hair, sometimes their whole face. Women must cover all of their body but their hands and face.

Clothing (Men): Men wear loose trousers and long sleeves.

Egypt, Egyptian Culture and photos

Research Question

How do Ancient Egyptians technology and inventions affect ours today?


Egyptians weren't first people to use and discover writing, but continued on the art of it. And writing is one of the main and important things that help our society function. For example, we couldn't be able to keep track of information and would have to remember everything. Another invention of the Egyptians that benefit us today with our farm grown food is the plow. It was first pulled by oxen, but over the decades technology began to improve the plow until the stage where we didn't need a oxen. Other thing they invented was the vase. They used vases for pouring liquids, or storing makeup or food. Vases today though are just used for flowers and decoration. The next invention I’m going to talk about is a very important one, papyrus. Papyrus is a plant that was found near the Nile and was used to make a rough paper by weaving the reeds. The discovery of papyrus eventually lead to the making of paper, which we use everyday to write, draw, print, and record information on. These are only a few of the many things the Egyptians have invented. Ancient Egyptians technology has a great impact on our everyday lives and modern technology.


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"Egypt Minerals Map." Maps of the World. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2014. <http://www.mapsofworld.com/egypt/egypt-mineral-map.html>.


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"Culture of Egypt." Every Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014. <http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Egypt.html>.
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