The despot was overthrown and elections were held: Egypt again faces a democratic future. The land on the Nile, one of the earliest high cultures, has many sights to offer. We present some of them and other interesting facts mention below:-
As early as 3000 BC, ancient Egypt was one of the early high cultures of the ancient world.
With the Suez Canal, Egypt is a waterway of outstanding importance for the global economy, linking the European Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. It was built between 1859 and 1869.
The predominant part of flora and fauna is concentrated on the banks of the Nile. The desert is almost completely vegetationless.
Before the year 640 the country had become Christian for a time. It was only with the conquest of the Ottomans that the Islamic culture came. Nowadays, Christians are more and more opposed to discrimination in Egypt. Since the revolution of 2011, over 100,000 Christians had been forced to leave the country because of discrimination.
One can see more and more an Islamization of Egypt: more and more visible are women who are deeply veiled, although the veil has already been officially banned at Nasser’s time.
The majority of the population – about 91% – are the direct descendants of the ancient Egyptians. However, they have been culturally and linguistically Arabicized through immigration and mingling over time.
In the Alexandria of the late 19th century there was a large community of Italian Egyptians, and Italian was until the 20th century the traffic language of the city, which is still partially mediterranean.
There is a compulsory choice for all Egyptians aged 18 and over.
In 1945, Egypt was one of the 51 founding members of the United Nations.
In addition to Jordan, Egypt is the only country in the Middle East to have concluded peace with Israel, and more than 30 years ago.
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