“Egypt is not a country we live in, it’s a country that lives within us”
Egypt is a land of Civilizations that is why it has the longest histories of any other country. Egypt attracts tourists all around the world because of its attractions and landmarks that date back to the ancient Egyptians with their great heritage, wisdom, nobility, and their mentality, which helped them in building a great civilization that is reflected on their tombs, mummies, architecture, and above all their mesmerizing Pyramids.
Egypt was an important center of Christianity until the seventh century when it was Islamized and remained a Muslim Country with some Christians. It is the most populous and significant country in North Africa and in the Arab World as a whole. It’s a capital city is Cairo.
Egypt is located in the continent of Africa, and it covers 995,450 square kilometers of land and 6,000 square kilometers of water, which makes it the 30th largest nation in the world. It has a population of 99,375,741 in 2018. It is between latitudes 22° and 32°N, and longitudes 25° and 35°E. It is boarded by Gaza to the Northeast, by Libya to the west, and Sudan to the south.
The climate in Egypt is variable as it is sometimes hot and other time cold. Summer in Egypt is hot and dry. The average of the annual temperatures in the coastal region range from 37c to 14 c. winter in Egypt is mild and sunny but nights are cold. July is the hottest month and January is the coldest.
What is Egypt Famous for?
Egypt is famous for its marvelous civilization, which is reflected in every single piece of its landmarks, such as the Great Giza Pyramids Complex including the great pyramid of Khufu, which is considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the magnificent Sphinx, which has a mythical background, the unforgettable Valley Temple, the adorable “Luxor and Aswan” with their awesome landmarks, and a lot of other attractions that need days and nights to speak about. You can check our Egypt tour packages it’s about amazing tours to Egypt cover all Egypt activities and archaeological sites.
Famous Touristic Cities in Egypt
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the home of the great Giza Pyramids and the astonishing Sphinx.
Alexandria “The Mediterranean Bride”, that attracts people from all over the world because of its terrific attractions.
Aswan includes beautiful landmarks such as the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, Abu Simbel temple, and many more.
Luxor is the home to the priceless Ancient Egyptian Monuments in the World including the gorgeous Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the marvelous Karnak Temple, and many more archaeological sites.
Hurghada is a resort that is full of fanciful beaches and amazing hotels.
Sharm El-Sheikh “The City of Peace” contains Dahab and Nuweiba.
Tourism in Egypt
Egypt is one of the most important touristic places around the world and tourism plays an important role in its economy. Giza is a fascinating touristic destination in Egypt because of the invaluable civilization in there, the Giza Pyramids are the most popular tourist attraction that can’t be missed during your trips in Egypt. There are also other landmarks, which attract people such as the Gulf of Aqaba beaches, Sharm El-Sheikh, Safaga, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Marsa Allam, Dahab, and many other gorgeous destinations.
Types of Tourism in Egypt
Cultural Tourism: Means visiting the ancient archeological sites for knowledge and try to understand the culture of this country. Tourists from around the world love visiting Egypt because of its ancient archeological landmarks such as those in Luxor, Aswan, and Giza.
Leisure Tourism: This kind of tourism is preferable for those who seek to visit a place with a nice view over the Nile or the beautiful beaches and fortunately, Egypt has it all in its awesome desert lands to do Safaris and in its amazing beaches such as Safaga, Hurghada, and Sharm El-Sheikh.
Religious Tourism: To visit the Islamic Archeology ( Mosques and castles)
Medical Tourism: Egypt is famous for its mineral water, which is used in the curing process from a long time ago.
The Main Egyptian Resources
Economy in Egypt
Egypt’s economy is the 139th in the 2018 index. The Egyptian government is trying to do its best to reach financial stability and to get a high score in business and investment freedom.
Natural Resources: Egypt is rich in its agricultural lands, which qualifies it to be able to plant different crops during the year that of course provide youth with many jobs.
Water Resources: Egypt is the gift of the Nile and this is the reason why the soil of Egypt is rich and unique.
Mineral and Energy Resources: Egypt is full of mineral and energy resources including natural gas, gold, petroleum, and other important resources that help in the economic recovery process.
The Agricultural Sector: In fact, it depends upon three factors: irrigation system, crops, and Land ownership. Any country without agriculture cannot move on in its crisis and Egypt has very impressive irrigation systems that help in the process of agriculture.
Industry in Egypt
Because of the recent technological developments in Egypt, Egypt has become one of the largest countries in the production of Textile & Clothing, Steel industries, Chemicals, consumer electronics, different manufacturing vehicles.
Construction and contracting Sector: Egypt has two multinational Egyptian corporations that have a huge effect on the constructing sector of Egypt, which are Orascom construction Industries and Talaat Moustafa Group.
The Suez Canal: Because of its special location, it has huge importance in linking the Mediterranean Sea at Port Said and the Red Sea at Suez. Its special location helps a lot in the investment process.
Tourism Sector: Tourism is the most important sectors of the economy in Egypt as it provides employment and the incoming of foreign currency. It helps in the investment process in Egypt.
Best Things to do in Egypt
Boarding a Nile Cruise is a life-changing experience as it takes you to a world full of adventure, mystery, and amusement while discovering the hidden secrets of the ancient Egyptian Civilization on the Temples’ walls of Luxor and Aswan. Visiting Sharia Al Mu’izz Li-Din Allah it is the place where many stories will be revealed to you from the ancient Egyptian civilization.
Having a Tour in Khan El-Khalili: If you are in love with shopping and searching for the antiques then this place should be your destination because of its impressive galleries, breathtaking shops, and awesome restaurants & cafes.
A Tour in the Citadel: It was built by Salah El-Din in the 12th century and was crowned by the Mosque of Mohamed Ali.
A visit to Giza Pyramids Complex: This marvelous place contains priceless treasures from the time of the Ancients such as the Pyramids of (Khufu, Khafre, and Mankeure) and the magical Sphinx.
Additional interesting activities: While being in Egypt you can enjoy yourself with its mesmerizing beaches just like those that are located in The Gulf of Aqaba, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, Marsa Alam and a lot of other fanciful touristic beaches.