Egypt

Egypt

About Egypt

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BC as one of the world’s first nation states. Considered a cradle of civilisation, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt’s rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, having endured, and at times assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European. Although Christianised in the first century of the Common Era, it was subsequently Islamised due to the Islamic conquests of the seventh century.

Geography

Egypt lies primarily between latitudes 22° and 32°N, and longitudes 25° and 35°E. At 1,001,450 square kilometres (386,660 sq mi), it is the world’s 30th-largest country. Due to the extreme aridity of Egypt’s climate, population centres are concentrated along the narrow Nile Valley and Delta, meaning that about 99% of the population uses about 5.5% of the total land area. 98% of Egyptians live on 3% of the territory. Egypt is bordered by Libya to the west, the Sudan to the south, and the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east. Egypt’s important role in geopolitics stems from its strategic position: a transcontinental nation, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) between Africa and Asia, traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean by way of the Red Sea.

Packages for Egypt

Package Booking Valid From Booking Valid Until Price From Itinerary & Rates
8D7N Cairo & Aswan & Kom Ombo & Edfu & Luxor Escorted
Traveling Period: 01/06/2016 until 30/09/2016
01/06/2016 30/09/2016 RM 3075 DetailsEnquiry
7D6N Cairo & St. Catherine & Mount Sinai Sunrise Trekking Tour & Alexandria Escorted
Traveling Period: 01/06/2016 until 30/09/2016
01/06/2016 30/09/2016 RM 2285 DetailsEnquiry
6 Days 5 Nights Cairo & Alexandria Escorted
Traveling Period: 01/06/2016 until 30/09/2016
01/06/2016 30/09/2016 RM 1495 DetailsEnquiry
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