Egypt

Country basics:

Egypt

Country Capital: Cairo

The flag meaning: The flag is a tricolor of three horizontal stripes, red, white, and black, with the national emblem in the middle of the white stripe. The colors represent dating back to the Egyptian reveloution.

History of Egypt:

King Tut (12th king of 18th Egyptian dynasty) is known for his intact tomb discovered in Egypt's Valley of the king's in 1922. His remains have held millions in shock. After death at age 19, he disappeared from history until tombs were discovered in 1922. From a period of time nearly fro 500 years from the 16th-11th BC, tombs were constructed fro the Pharaohs and the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. The majority of tombs were located in East Valley.

Leader of Egypt is Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, leaders are chosen by being the first son or daughter of the previous king/queen

Geograhy

Africa is the continent Egypt is located on, and countries that surround it are Libya, Sudan, Gaza strip, and Israel. Major landforms are low lying sand dunes, the Nile river, and the Red sea. Major landmarks are Abu simbel, City of the dead, The Edfu temple, and Philae Island. Major bodies of water is the Mediterranean sea, Nile river, and the Red sea.

Government

Egypt's type of government is Republican. The rights and responabilities of Egypt citizens is to obey given laws, and individual freedom is a natural right, and they have equal public rights and duties.

Climate: Hot desert climate, very hot, dry, sunny Average yearly temperature: 91, 88 at night

Culture

Traditional and modern clothing: men wear kilts, turbans, and scarves. Women wear wear black outer dresses over brightly colored house dresses, with scarves wrapped around their heads.

Languages: Modern standard Arabic

Religion: Muslim

Holidays: Jan 7, Christmas, Jan 25, and July 23, Revoloution day, April 25, Sinai Liberation day, May 1, Labour day

Food: Peas, beans, cucumbers, figs, grapes, wheat, bread

Famous food dishes: Ful wa ta Meya

By Kylea Scott and Dakota Gonzalez