Capital: Cairo

Population: 87,238,973 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Languages: English, French, and others

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Egyptian, and other minority groups

Largest Cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Al Jīzah, Port Said

Main Sport: Basketball, Handball, Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1) 

Revolution Day (January 25)

Sinai Liberation Day (April 25)

Labor Day (May 1)

Spring Festival (May 2)

The Uprising (June 30)

Ramadan (July 7-9)

Revolution Day (July 23)

Feast of the Sacrifice (September 13-16)

Muharram (October 3)

Armed Forces Day (October 6)

Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday (December 12)