Egypt

Area of modern Egypt comprises the core of the ancient kingdom of Egypt; area was home to Neolithic cultures by 6000 BCE; Thinite dynasty united Upper and Lower Egypt ca. 3100 BCE; important Hellenistic center; part of Roman Empire until Arab conquest in 640, then Mameluk and Ottoman; official language is Arabic, though English and French are also widely spoken.

Quick Facts on Egypt

Go Historic ID
36619
Names
Egypt
Location
Population
106,437,241 (#14 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Arabic (official), Arabic, English, and French widely understood by educated classes
Ethnic Groups
Egyptian 99.7%, other 0.3% (2006 est.)
Religions
Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 90%, Christian (majority Coptic Orthodox, other Christians include Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, Maronite, Orthodox, and Anglican) (2015 est.)