The Egyptian Culture Of Egypt

1316 WordsApr 19, 20166 Pages
Egyptian Culture Introduction: For the final paper assignment I chose to write about the Egyptian culture. The reason why I chose the Egyptian culture is because I have always been fascinated by it. My mother was a huge fan of this particular culture, so I grew up going to all the different museums. I am amazed by their pyramids, their history and how they were able to mummify their pharaohs. Geographical area: Egypt’s official name is “Arab Republic of Egypt”. The country is considered to be a transcontinental country, since it spans the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via land bridge. Egypt borders the Gaza Strip, Israel, the Gulf of Aqaba, the Red Sea, Sudan and Libya. With over 90 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa and the Arab World. The great majority of people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area about 15,000sq mi, where the only arable land is found. Most of Egypt’s territory is inhabited by the Sahara desert. About half of Egypt’s residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the populated centers of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta. The capital of Egypt is Cairo. Language and literature: There are a number of language spoken in Egypt, but Egyptian Arabic is by far the most widely spoken in the country. The official language in Egypt is “Literary Arabic”, which is used in most written documents. English is the most commonly used foreign language
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