Egypt

By: Rahul Garikapati

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Location

The Actual and Relative Location

Egypt is in the North-Eastern Hemisphere. It is at the North Eastern tip of Africa. Some of the things that surround Egypt are the Red Sea, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The capital city Cairo, is located at 29 N 31 E.

Impact On People

Egypt has a big impact on the people who live there. Since the climate is very dry, and Egypt goes through many droughts, so the people are forced to live near the Nile River, or Suez Canal, Egypt's two main water sources. Also, as said before, Egypt is very hot. This forces them to wear somewhat thin ,white clothes in order to prevent sunburns and reflect the sunlight off. On top of everything else, Egypt has to carefully manage their water sources because of the heat.

The benefit to living in Egypt is that they have an extremely easy way of getting place to place because of the Nile River.

Place

The Government

In Egypt, it is a democratic government, so it gives them the freedom of being able to vote.

Egypt's government is formatted just like the U.S.A, except the fact that the president gets mostly all of the power. By saying this, I don't mean that he does everything like a king, but still gets the job done. Also, the president is supposed to refer for each governor.

The Government's Effects

The layout of the government effects the Egyptians because the president is pretty much the main person

in their government and if he were to be a cruel, bad, cheating, etc. leader, it would really put a dent in the Egyptians , financially and physically. Sure, they get to vote for their president and get their freedoms, but you never know what can happen in politics.

The Economy

Egypt's main economy is mainly a market economy, granting the freedom for every Egyptian. Of course, there are the downsides to the market economy too. In Egypt's economy there are many downfalls such as where they have to rely on other countries for their food supply because they don't produce too much. Also, the price of petroleum has dropped, one of Egypt's key factors of trade. The one upside is that they get as much freedom as they want.

The Economy's Effects

Some of the effects that the government has on the people is that there is lots of freedom and they can set up business of their choice, ultimately growing Egypt. Unfortunately, Egypt doesn't have all the resources to support their growing population, such as food, forcing them to rely on other countries for food. This also lowers their GDP, because they don't have things to produce.

Movement

How Communication Takes Place in Egypt

Just like in many other places, Egyptians use the internet, cellphones, apps, texts or just go to the marketplace talk, and they read the newspaper. Some of the famous ones are the Al-Ahram, Al-Akhbar and the Al- Jumhuriyah.

How Things are transported

People- There are a numerous amount of people in Egypt that get around in different ways. Some of these ways are cars, trains, airplanes and by foot.

Goods- These are mainly transported by cargo trains, vans, trucks, overseas and shipped in by planes.

Natural Resources- For natural resources, it would take some vans, trucks, planes and ships(the planes and ships are for longer distances versus the vans and trucks which are shorter distances).

Location Impact

Egypt is in a prime location because it is smack in the center. It also has some pretty big water sources ,so it makes it easy to get around. Unfortunately, it has it's own downsides. One of them is the Sahara and Western Desert. These completely block out a good chunk of Egypt's land, making it virtually impossible to go there. Another one is the amount of trading. Since Egypt's land isn't exactly fertile ( except for the area around the Nile River) they have to trade a lot in order to obtain resources.

Region

Landforms/Biomes/Large Cities- Egypt is a place with various landforms and biomes. Some of the landforms are the Nile River, Western Desert, Sahara Desert, Sinai Peninsula, Lake Nesser, and the Libyan Plateau. Some of the large cities are Cairo, Alexandria and Giza.

Culture

The main culture in Egypt is Islam. Arabic is the official language. Their main traditions are the 5 pillars. Mainly, the clothing depends. The ones who follow tradition wear the headscarf(woman) and the long, white cloak(men). If they don't, they simply wear what we wear here.

The 5 pillars of Islam animated in English
Here is the video for region.

Human Environment Interaction

Jobs

Some of the jobs that Egypt creates is farmers, miners, traders and oil diggers. These jobs are created because of the Nile River( farming), the rich ore( miners), and the oil inside( oil miners).

Environment Modification

In Egypt, they have modified the land a lot. They built many structures in order to worship their gods and pharaoh. Since they have built all these structures, the environment had/has changed in many ways. One of the ways it has changed, is that the Egyptians have created many dams and canals, making some of the water from the Nile River flow out of the Nile, dumping it into their reservoirs. Also, the Egyptians have built many structures. This effects their environment because it takes out some of the biome they built the structures in, ultimately loosening the earth underneath them creating a chance for earthquakes.

Research Question( What are the conflicts inn Egypt, and why do you think they started/happened?)

The conflicts in Egypt are

- terrorist groups

-wars

-economy depressions

-protests

These conflicts happen because of the want for power, religion( terrorist groups) land, natural resources( wars) bad financial decisions( because this is a market economy, the people are left on their own to chose their own decisions), companies that are financially bankrupt( economy depressions), a bad decision by a political leader that would really lead to a disaster in the economy or government or the people themselves and a decision from the government that would be unfair to it's citizens.

Sources



MLA Formatted World Book:

Reimer, Michael J. "Egypt." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.


MLA ABC Clio :

"Egypt." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.


MLA Kids Info Bits:
"Egypt." Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2009. Kids InfoBits. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.



MLA Atlas:Desk Atlas. Chicago, IL: Nystrom, 2008. Print.


MLA Picture Site:

"10 Top Tourist Attractions in Egypt." Touropia. N.p., 17 July 2013. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.