Estimate population 79,896,000 - Capital City Cairo
The Arab Republic of Egypt lies on the north-eastern corner of the African continent and the Sinai Peninsula with an area of about 1,011,500 square kilometres (390,540 square miles), this includes the 60,710 square kilometres (23,440 square miles) of the Sinai.
Most of Egypt's population lives in the Nile River valley and the large fertile delta of the river. It is bordered on the south by the Republic of the Sudan and on the west by Libya. Its north coast is on the Mediterranean Sea and its east coasts are on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, between Sinai and Saudi Arabia. The Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal separate African Egypt from Sinai. Rich in culture and history, Egypt is a desirable place to visit.