About Egypt

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is home to one of Earth’s oldest civilizations located on the northeast corner of Africa, tracing its heritage along the Nile Delta back to the 6th–4th millennia BC. Considered a cradle of civilisation, Ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government.

Cairo, pronounced Al-Qahirah, meaning the victorious, is the capital and the largest city of Egypt. With all of its history, culture, culinary, religion, and versatile geography, Egypt has a special spot for everyone who gets to visit this magnificent place.

Local Currency

Egypt’s currency is called the Egyptian Pound. Egyptian currency can be abbreviated as EGP or LE.


The climate of Egypt, a country in north-eastern Africa, is characterized by the scarcity of rainfall and the abundance of sunshine. In fact, in much of the country, occupied by the eastern part of the Sahara, the climate is desert. Only on the northern coast, overlooking the Mediterranean, there is a certain amount of rain in winter.
As for the temperatures, they are milder on the north coast, while they gradually get warmer as you go south.

Cairo, the capital, is located about 180 kilometres (110 miles) away from the sea, but it’s at the edge of the huge Nile River Delta, so its climate is halfway between the Mediterranean and the desert one.

In Cairo, the average high-temperature in November slightly decreases, from a moderately hot 29.2°C (84.6°F) in October, to a still warm 24.8°C (76.6°F). In November, the average low-temperature is 14.1°C (57.4°F).

Key Facts

Capital & Largest city
Official Languages
Arabic. English is widely spoken
85-95% Sunni Muslim, 5-15% Orthodox Christians
Egyptian Pound (EGP) (LE)
Time Zone
UTC +2 (EGY)