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Facts & Figures - Egypt

Post by DJKeefy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:56 am

BASIC FACTS
Capital
Cairo

Language
Arabic is the official language; English and French are used by an educated elite; Nobiin, Berber and Coptic are used for religious purposes.

Area size
995450 sq. km

Area comparison
Slightly smaller than Scandinavia

Population
2002 70.5 million UNFPA
2015 est 90.0 million UNFPA



PEOPLE
Ethnic groups
Eastern Hamitic 90 percent, Greek, Italian or Syro-Lebanese 10 percent.

Religion
94 percent of the population is Sunni Muslim. Coptic Christians and others account for 6 percent.

Percentage urban population
42.1 percent (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Percentage of population under 15
35.2 percent (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004



USEFUL INFORMATION
Time zone
GMT +2 (Winter) GMT+3 (Summer)
Source: Greenwhich Mean Time website

Climate description
Apart from the Mediterranean, the climate is nearly entirely desert. The most unpleasant weather occurs between March and early June, when there are often dust storms. Intense summer heat but bearable by low humidity; winters dry and sunny.

Currency
Egyptian pounds

Telephone dialling code
(+) 20



STANDARD OF LIVING
Average life expectancy
68.8 years (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Infant mortality
35 per 1,000 live births (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Child mortality - deaths before the age of five
41 per 1,000 live births (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Maternal mortality
84 per 100,000 live births (2000)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Human development index (HDI rank)
120 (2004)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Percentage of children under weight for age (under age 5)
11 percent (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Percentage of undernourished population
3 percent (1999-2001 average)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Population with access to improved water
97 percent (2000)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Population with access to improved sanitation
98 percent (2000)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Literacy - average
55.6 percent (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Literacy - male
67.2 percent (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Literacy - female
43.6 percent (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Landlines telephones
110 per 1,000 people (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Internet users
28.2 per 1,000 people (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

TVs
189 per 1,000 people
Source: NI World Guide

Radios
339 per 1,000 people
Source: NI World Guide

Transparency International corruption ranking (1=least corrupt, 145=most corrupt)
77 (2004)
Source: Transparency International




ECONOMY & AID
Percentage of population living on less than US$1 a day
3.1 percent (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

GNI per capita, Atlas method
1390 current US$ (2003)
Source: World Bank Data Profile Tables

GDP
82.4 current US$ billions (2003)
Source: World Bank Data Profile Tables

Annual GDP growth
3.2 percent (2003)
Source: World Bank Data Profile Tables

Official development aid received
58689 US$'000 (2002)
Source: UNFPA - State of the World Population Report 2004




HEALTH
Physicians
218 per 100,000 people (1990-2003 average)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Percentage HIV+ (adults aged 15-49)
<0.1 percent (End 2003)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004

Malaria
Very limited risk of malaria transmission (2004-2005)
Source: WHO International Travel and Health

TB cases
38 per 100,000 people (2002)
Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2004




CONFLICT & MIGRATION
Number of refugees originating here
5735 (2003)
Source: UNHCR

Number of refugees residing here
94158 (2003)
Source: UNHCR

Landmine casualties per year
7 (2004)
Source: Landmine Monitor Report

Signatory to landmine convention?
No (2004)
Source: Landmine Monitor Report
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Post by PRchick » Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:03 am

Thanks Keefy. Are you doing a report for school?
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Post by WIZARD » Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:39 am

Thank you Keefy, very informative.
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Post by Connie Tindale » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:53 am

It was interesting to note that the literacy rate for women was half that of men and that even in 2002 almost 60% of the female population could not read. As this would be a national rather than a regional statistic and assuming that women in Upper Egypt are more literate than those in the south, it makes the literacy rate in the south even worse than I thought it was.

It was fascinating to see that the transparent' corruption rate was half way along the scale rather than at the upper end. I hate to think what the hidden corruption figures would be.

Thanks for all the figures Keefy, it could be used to settle numerous disputes. :) :) :)

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:16 am

I think that this and the other message about politics in Egypt should be made sticky, so that before making assertions about this or that, writers could check their facts.

They probably wouldn't though as facts always stand in the way of a good argument!
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Post by Connie Tindale » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:12 am

They say to writers that they should never let facts ruin a good story.

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Re: EGYPT - Facts & Figures

Post by andy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:34 pm

Population
2002 70.5 million UNFPA


As you fly over Egypt it looks like it's all desert.
Where are the 70 million hiding? :P


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Post by PRchick » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:45 pm

Cairo :lol:
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Post by _H_a_b_i_b_t_i_ » Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:29 pm

dont 70% of the entire population live in Cairo??

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Post by Once bitten » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:11 am

LuxorLover wrote:It was interesting to note that the literacy rate for women was half that of men and that even in 2002 almost 60% of the female population could not read. As this would be a national rather than a regional statistic and assuming that women in Upper Egypt are more literate than those in the south, it makes the literacy rate in the south even worse than I thought it was.

It was fascinating to see that the transparent' corruption rate was half way along the scale rather than at the upper end. I hate to think what the hidden corruption figures would be.

Thanks for all the figures Keefy, it could be used to settle numerous disputes. :) :) :)
LuxorLover, you have it upside down; Upper Egypt is the south, Lower Egypt is the north. This is because the River Nile flows south to north and the source of a river is up river and the estuary is down river. Remember water mainly flows down the slope. :) :) :) :) :)

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