There are over 82 million people living in Egypt. About 95% of the population lives in the Nile Valley, resulting in one of the highest population densities in the world.
The main language is Arabic, but for business purposes, many Egyptians speak English, French, or both.
Egypt is a Democratic Republic, with a President as Chief of State and a Prime Minister as the head of government. Their legal system is based on European models, with heavy influence by Islamic law.
A majority of Egyptians are are Sunni Muslims, and about 10 percent are Coptic Christians. As a result of Arab-Israeli tensions, the previously large population of Jews has dwindled to only a few hundred.
The Egyptian Pound (or Genēh Maṣri) is the currency of Egypt, locally abbreviated as LE or L.E., which stands for livre égyptienne. The Pound is divided into 100 piastre, or qirsh, or 1,000 milliemes