By: Baileigh Ehrenberg
My country is Egypt. The capital of Egypt is Cairo. Egypt's flag is a mixture of red, white and black. The Egyptian flag consists of three equal horizontal red, white and black bands of the Arab Liberation flag dating back to the Egyptian Revolution in 1952. The flag was adopted on October, 4, 1984.
Geography & Government
I think Egypt is a rich nation because there GDP is 272 billion USD. In Egypt they use something called Egyptian Pound, kind of like a dollar. Egypt's main export consists of mostly natural gas. Egypt's life expectancy is rounded to 71 years. While its Birth rate is 2.81 births per woman and its literacy rate is 75.2% Egypt's drinking water source is the Nile river.
In Egypt many women do wear either a hijab (a covering for the neck and head) or a niquab (a covering of the face and head); however, it is not uncommon to see an Egyptian woman without a head covering. Usually men of lower classes wear a galabiya (loose fitting ankle length robe) along with a turban, skullcap or fez. The kaftan (ankle length coat with large sleeves, worn belted around the waist). Egypt's language is Arabic. While Western music is popular with cosmopolitan upper class, the majority of Egyptians prefer their own indigenous sounds. In Egypt they have mainly 4 different, major holidays. On January 7th they have their Coptic Christmas Day, on January 25th they have their Revolution day, on April 25th they celebrate Sinai Liberation day, and on May 1st the have their Coptic Easter Sunday. Today, the majority of the Egyptian population is Muslim, with a small minority of Jews and Christians. The most popular dish in Egypt is called Koshari. Koshari consists of Egyptian rice. Lentils, and Macaroni with Spicy Tomato Chile Sauce. In Egypt it is very popular to go to art and dance festivals and to go to experimental theater and foreign movies.
Egypt has three types of government in the country, which are, Unitary State, Semi- Presidential system, and Republic. The president or leader of Egypt is Abdel Fattah el- Sisi. How leaders are chosen in Egypt is that they would make the last king's first son, or sometimes first daughter rule over Egypt. Then when they died there first son or daughter would be the leader.
1. In 332 B.C Alexander the Great, conquers Egypt. He begins a dynasty that rules for 300 years.
2. Rome takes control of Egypt in 30 B.C.
3. In 1914 Egypt is declared a protectorate of Britain, giving Britain control over Egypt.
4. Egypt declares independence from Britain. A monarchy is established, and Fuad I is named king in 1922.
5. In 1967 Israel defeats Egypt.
6. In 1978 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister begin signing the U.S. sponsored Camp David Peace Accords. Israel returns the Sinai to Egypt in exchange for peace.